fletchfighters (1056) - - NOV 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden yellow color, bright white head. Good retention to this and body to head. Nice looking beer.
Cereal, orange, honey, passion fruit, orange, and slight notes of banana. Nice deep and complex nose.
Banana, caramel, bread, orange and honey taste. More like a dessert wine in complexity and depth of the flavors.
Low carbonation but prickly at times. Orange peel and honey finish.
Seriously good beer and on par with Belgium
falco242 (250) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and caramely and wonderful. A bit wheaty and bready too. Very tasty and while I don’t think it is too hot, some others taste the alcohol. Solid overall.
Alengrin (853) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Probably the best-known American representative of the tripel style, with stable, off-white, lacing foam and hazy golden blonde colour. Appealing aroma of pear syrup, dough, cider, fresh cream, young cheese, iron; taste soft apple-like fruitiness, soft and creamy mouthfeel, rounded, in the end some aromatic and light peppery hops, floral, alcohol very well hidden. Very enjoyable and close to the best Belgian tripels.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
his tripel from Allagash pours with a golden straw color with a slight haze about it. The head was a little weak in that it wasn’t big and bold like most beers of this style. Lots of carbonation.
A foamy presence is maintained through out with some nice lacing on glass.
Aroma is rich and malty with a herbal maybe even spicy hop bouquet.
Definitly dry with a rich malty taste. I can pick up some wheat beer tones from the yeast also.
Hoppy spiciness with maybe some fruity aspects to it.
Medium body in my opinion with a dry finish lingering well into the aftertaste.
Some alcohol warming.
Tastes like it goes a little flat at the end, or watery.
A good sipping beer.
Matt_Foran (23) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very nice aroma, smells of herbs and grassy. Lingers on the palate, with hints of fruit and herbs. Nice, creamy and smooth. Foamy white head on pour. Very drinkable and smooth.
monk191 (874) - California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice tripel. Pours a bright orange. Smells of lemongrass and herbs. Taste is very creamy, lots of citrus in the beginning with lemongrass coming in at the finish. Had on tap in NYC.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A great introductory craft beer, especially from the Tripel style! A solid beer.
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful. Hazy orange/yellow with white head. Aroma is banana and yeast. Taste is sweet. Banana and yeasty bitterness.
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
I poured this one into mostly chalices over the years but also had it in a couple tulips from time to time. There wasn’t any noticeable differences between the two.
The appearance had a nice looking hazy golden yellow color to it with a decent transparency about it. Some light carbonation is seen rising.
The smell had a nice arrangement of spiced apples, iced apples, earthy yeast, and some Belgian sugars.
The taste takes all of those flavors and combines them to make a wonderful complexity about this beer.
The palate was fairly light but made me want to think it came across closer to a medium on the body. The carbonation has a decent acceptable sharpness about it.
Overall, I say this was a great tripel well worthy of having again.
Wittales (631) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was cloudy light gold with lasting white fizzy creamy 1 finger head, lacing throughout. Aromas are fruity ester yeasts of banana, clove with slight pale, graham cracker, phoenals, no alcohol. Taste are sweet pale, crystal malts upfront, spicy clove and mild alcohol midway, then slight grapefruit bitter hop ending. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with medium-full body, then the well-balanced smooth spicy fruity finish. A wonderful American triple, try it. Warms up well, sweeter.
Chad9976 (1156) - Albany, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 2/6/14 and came as part of a four-pack for $11.99 ($3 per bottle or $0.25 per ounce).
Appearance: Bright, almost glowing shade of lemon-skin yellow. Fairly clear with visible carbonation. Pours to an average sized, white, soapy head which laces and retains fairly well.
Smell: Banana, flowers, vanilla, and some spice.
Taste: There’s a definite difference between American Belgian-style tripels and authentic tripels from Belgium. It’s not that one’s better or worse, they’re both unique and enjoyable in their own way. Allagash Tripel is definitely one of the better American offerings on the style as it’s traditional at the core, though a bit different in the details.
The palate here is pretty familiar, though plenty tasty. Banana, clove, light citrus and tropical fruits are all quite prominent up front. The Belgian yeast plays a major component in the taste profile as it imparts a perfume or soapy quality. There’s a richer sweetness on the finish, akin to rum, as well as an intense peppery spice (the alcohol has a lot to do with this, too). Light bitterness through the middle helps the transition from the light sweetness to the spicy crescendo. Overall, an highly enjoyable, well-balanced palate.
Drinkability: Allagash Tripel is pretty potent at 9% ABV, and that intensity makes itself known via the robust palate, but also in the lingering warming sensation. The mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly, though it does go down quite smoothly. A lingering, peppery dryness in the aftertaste is to be expected, but it’s easily tolerable.