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Allagash Tripel Roselaire

Allagash Tripel Roselaire
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Tripel aged for 2 years in oak wine barrels with Rosalaire yeast culture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2010
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry citric and fruity. Smooth fruity and mild wooden base flavoured. Smooth lingering and slight caramelish. Citric and nice fruity into the finish. Lovely mix of the Rodenbach yeast and the base triple recipe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2008
(Lupulin Reunulin) Medium off-white head atop cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour mash, pineapple, candi sugar, some funk, light grape. Taste is medium sweet, wood, cherry, funk, grape. Medium body, light syrup, some acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12527) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head and nice lacing. Aroma of vanilla extract, barrel, golden raisins, apple, apricots, and light funk. Flavor of subtle microflora sourness, light fruitiness, and spicy yeast with a dry oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Name: Rosa
Date: 06/19/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub

Appearance: opaque dark yellow, fine white head, dippy bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a lot of wine character, growing spicy funk, touch of lemony tartness,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of tartness, touch of oak, winey sweetness, good complex funyness,
Overall: the wine stands up to the sour and funk to make it well balanced,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Woodshop. Cloudy pour. Aroma is yeasty, funk and and earthy dry smell. Flavor has some funk, dryness, yeast, earth. Very cool beer. Damn good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Thanks to TomDecapolis for sharing this one! Poured a medium golden color with a very small sized head. Aromas of wood, funkiness, vinous, woody, and fruity. Tastes of vanilla, wood, funky, fruits, and grapes. Light tart and sour finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
Growler shared by beastiefan2k. Deep golden amber beer. Aroma is lovely, rich funky nose, bretty pineapple and tart fruity funkiness. Rich and lightly sweet with a soft spiciness underneath the obvious influence of the roselaire bugs. The sourness is quite subdued, but there is lots of funkiness. Cologne and dried fruit. Musky and horsey with a soft oaky woodiness as well. Lean-bodied, crisp and funky. It’s surprisingly subtle and understated, but absolutely delicious nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
In short: A soft and delicate mixture of pinot noir, funky wood and abbey tripel.

Sampled at Brickskellerís Lupulin Reunulin. Cloudy and hazy orange/dark yellow body sits under a pure white head. First smell is mild, soft barrel funk, some oak, some white wine - pinot noir - white grapes and alcoholic pears, altogether itís very inviting and interesting, to say the least. A silky and oily texture greets the palate up front, then we see an increase in brightness, where it quickly develops a spicy richness alongside a tart pineapple fruit flavor. Letís call it apples, feet and BO, thatís where it goes next, but throughout the experience youíre accompanied by an underlying white wine and oak character that makes this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2010
On tap at Brick Store Pub 6/19/08: Pours a cloudy dark golden with orange hues and a nicely-lacing froth of white head. Complex nose of sweet biscuity pale malts, balanced with some semi-tart leathery funk and fresh vinous oak. Also has some light fruity esters. Body starts with good fullness and lively carbonation showing a touch of caramely sweetness before a drier, funky cheesy finish. Has nice tartness with some mild lemon citrusy flavor without being overpowering. Good cherry oaky fruitiness throughout. Quite drinkable with great complexity and balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (6881) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Last two kegs were sampled at the Brickskellerís Lupulin Reunulin. Rob Tod mentioned that this was brewed in oak wine barrels but also with the same Brett used in their Interlude as well as an additional strain of Belgian bacteria. Pours a cloudy, rosy yellow with a thin, cloudy white head. Nose is very yeasty, floral, a little bourbony, oak, sour with a strong aroma of sour mash. Flavor is both sweet and tart with tons of oak, grapes, barnyard funk, flowers and Jack Daniels (minus the alcohol). Very vinous as well. Finish is very sour and tart. You can really sense the yeast in this beer. Although itís nearly unrecognizable as a tripel, it was absolutely delicious and if not for Isabelle Proximus which was tasted just 2 beers earlier, this would have been the beer of the night.

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