overall
99
100
style
RATINGS: 1391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This golden hued ale is marked by passion fruit and herbal notes in the aroma, with subtle suggestions of banana and honey surfacing from its deep and complex palate. The Tripel's finish is remarkably long and soothing.

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3.7
Tejas (1009) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2005 Cork broke in the bottle which sucked ass. Beautiful puffy white head. Creamy, slightly dry palate. Some fruity apple flavors. Quite enjoyable. Don’t know if it’s worthy of a 98 rating but nevertheless; a solid and very drinkable Tripel. I’ll give it another shot somewhere down the line.

3.9
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Thanks to Heemer77 for bringing this over. #53. Yellow color with an off white head. Spicy, sourish aroma with some vanilla? Full body. Slightly spicy, vanilla?, lemon, black pepper. Tasty beer.

3.7
richlikebeer (839) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2005 pale gold color, big creamy white head, almost smells like a pilsner, head fades away and coats the sides of the glass, the aroma has elements of grass and citrus. flavor is spicy and sweet grassy hops, elements of banana as well. the aftertaste is the downfall of this brew, as it is metallic and bitter. lots of tingle in the mouthfeel from a load of carbonation.RERATE: after having a batch 37 bottle courtesy of egajdzis, i found the flavors to be much smoother and evenly balanced. also the bitter aftertaste had faded away and was no longer present.

3.9
eboats (1115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Golden with a white head. Aroma is banana, cloves, spices, honey, and yeast. Some weak banana is present in the flavor, as well as slight honey character. Spices dominate the flavor fo sho. Light mouthfeel that tingles the tongue with lively carbonation.

3.7
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Thanks Damion. Batch 56- Pours a hazy bright golden color, nice white frothy head, lots of lacing aparent. Aroma of sharp spices, cloves lemon zest, corriander. Flavor is acidic, and sweet, lemon oranges, honey, bananas and more spice. Interesting.

4.1
emodx (10) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2005
Now this is a great beer! It is a must try. A very balanced flavor and long finish.

2.2
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2005
A bitter disappointment. Maybe the bottle was skunked by mishandling (I bought it in a Harris Teeter in Washington), but what I tasted was severely off in every respect of the word. The only resemblance to a Belgian tripel was in the strength, but the flavors were gamy, rancid, ruined and off. At the very least Allagash needs to get a handle on its distribution!

4
OlivierMTL (709) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
Couleur blonde miel, presque opaque. Grosse mousse hyper persistante, épaisse et crémeuse issue d’un dégagement gazeux très actif. Arômes timides de poires, de houblon rappelant la menthe et de résine de pin. La forte présence de levure est honnêtement juxtaposée à la coriandre et à une fraîcheur typique de la feuille de menthe. D’une douceur remarquable, sa présence en bouche est crémeuse et d’une sensation inégalée.

4.4
beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2005
Pours a gorgeous hazy yellow color with a thin to medium white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass, the head remained for the duration of the sampling. Mild aroma of yeast and citrus. Excellent flavor of yeast, spices and citrus. The best quality of this beer is it mouthfeel which is so smooth, heavenly, it feels like having a cloud within my mouth. The body is medium and carbonation is moderate. Excellent beer, definitely a world class tripel.

3.9
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Batch #60. My first Tripel, and I was kind of surprised. This is actually very similar to the white ale allagash makes when you get it on tap, but this is in a bottle. I was impressed with the mouthfeel and flavors present mostly. It’s also very well balanced so that no one flavor sticks out too much.


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