Handypaul (316) - - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes, on tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a briefly lasting white head that leaves some lacing. Weak aroma of tropical fruit. Weak flavor of banana with a stronger presentation of honey sweetness. Creamy texture, lively carbo, medium body and a long bitter finish.
woodychevy (619) - - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flight at tasting room. So much better with aging. Good and interesting but overall impression is too sweet. Yeasty and belgian-y. Slick mouthfeel. Complex. Smooth and long finish.
WillRunForBeer (1328) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Free! Taster at the source. Pours orange gold with a clingy white head. Aroma is banana, pepper, clove. Flavor follows, nice balance. Starts with sweet banana, honey, wheat. Pepper and clove dry out the finish.
GriffDaddy (91) - - JAN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light golden straw pour, silky tall head. Aroma of stone fruit and biscuits. Sharp carbonation with a berry like bubble gum taste. More bitter than expected, shorter finish than advertised. Bitterness was a bit harsh, sweetened as it warmed. I found this underwhelming.
atlrizzob (185) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden hue. Frothy white top. Nice balanced Belgian style flavor with citrus, banana, yeast, and some bitterness. A very nice American reproduction of a traditional Belgian style tripel.
punkska101 (1206) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 onz bottle thx Heather and Frank A: spicy, herbacy, honey, subtle banana App: hazy pale white head good lacing t/p: full body with short and sweet finish. Moderate carbonation. O: great. Incredibly smooth. 9% really, canít feel it at all. Balanced. 1000th rating.
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear yellow with a strong Belgian funky smell, taste is vanilla and subtle spice, finish is long, crisp, and dry. A very good example of the style.
Concealer (937) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber C&C. Batch 204. Clear gold with a small, clean white head. Aromas of pear, banana, honey, spice, yeast and some warmth on the end.. Flavor is pear, grapefruit, honey, spice, and yeast. Medium to full bodied, smooth with a warm end. A mostly sweet tripel.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a Chimay goblet.
A: Pours a semi-hazy yellow color. The head is a finger high, with a bone white shade and a creamier texture than what Iím used to from the style. Its staying power isnít fantastic, unfortunately, but it does leave a good ring of lacing down the glass.
S: Oh wow, this is quite intriguing. After being immediately poured, itís a rather peppery, bready smell - let it sit, though, and it develops great fruit notes. Itís heavily skewed towards bananas and lemons in particular. Candied sugar is quite prevalent. In fact, my only complaint is that it could be a little more subdued. Still, thereís no denying this has a wonderful aroma.
T: The flavors in general are pretty uniform - that is, it doesnít start with flavor X and finish with flavor Y. Its notes of banana, wheat, candied sugar, lemon, and black pepper are consistent from start to finish. Some suggestions of herbal bitterness try to sneak their way into the back end, and this singular note is enough to convince me Iím drinking something very, very good.
M: Itís fairly sweet, and slightly less carbonated than its Belgian counterparts. The lingering sugar is felt, but thereís just enough dryness to help this go down easily. I think because the sweetness is rather chalky and coarse, it doesnít stick to the palate like other high-gravity beers do.
O: This is a very solid tripel. Honestly, with many íMurican made Belgian styles, thereís something - maybe subtle, maybe shameless, but itís there - that tells me íyep, this is as íMurican as apple pie and obesity.í But with this, Iíd swear itís as Belgian as french fries if served to me blindly. Itís balanced, delicate, and easy to drink; thatís enough for me.
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear yellow to orange pour with pale white head. Aroma is dripping with fruit. Canteloupe, pineapple, lemon and hard candies. Flavor is outrageously complex. Lemon, pineapple, pepper, grapefruit, more canteloupe, honey, something herbal like maybe a little mint? Palate is unmatched. Medium body with a lively carbonation that fills the mouth with meringue-like foam. Alcohol burn is there and keeps it interesting, but doesnít dominate. This is one of those beers I was shocked to see I hadnít reviewed yet, as Iíve loved it for years. Itís a unique interpretation of the style, yet it fits right in and really stands as a benchmark American example. Itís so bright, lively and refeeshing, but deep, rich and complex. Probably
Allagashí best beer and one of the best Triples in existence.