TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 An insanely drinkable beer. Absolutely complex with notes of medicine, hops, salt and herbs. Head is as big as a beer can possibly have, the whole way down. Creamy, slightly spritzy mouthfeel and a lingering, salty finish. I don’t know if this is really 9% because the alcohol is hardly noticeable. emgilg199 (3) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2001 does not count
.................................................. Marcmo (16) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2001
A good choice for someone who wants to break into stronger Belgian-style beers. A bit fruity, not as phenolic as some of true Belgians. A little more hops than some 'real' Belgian Tripels. Gets a lot of credit for the pricepoint. fraternie (1030) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 Light golden cloudy body, thin creamy head. Spicy citrus aroma, yeasty with soft floral notes. Flowery, yeasty malt flavor, notes of spicy coriander/ orange. Soft mouthfeel. Smooth, hoppy, citrusy finish. Crisp, clean peppery finish. muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2001
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2006 August 2001: OK, here’s one where the description is actually right on target. I DO smell passion-fruit, actually; the flavor seems to be honey-lemon and wheat, there is little to be disappointed in here except perhaps the aroma could be a bit fuller. Alcohol seems faint for a beer this strong; the smoothness and balance are remarkable. Best Belgian from outside Belgium I’ve ever had. 9/4/10/5/19 4.7
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2001
July 2006: 750 ml bottle, batch 72, cellar temperature or a bit below in an Allagash glass. An immense frothy snow-white head tops the luminous whiskey-gold body and leaves very thick, near opaque lacing as it dies....deep, sweet fruitiness bombs you in the nose, honey and light floral (dogwood) notes, faint hints of white pepper, subtle yeasts -- an absolutely transcendant, intoxicating combination......a faint sour breadiness begins our journey across the tongue followed quickly by honey-malt sweetness and moderate alcohol apparency.....nice balance, but not nearly as complex on the tongue as the aroma gives hopes for; this is better I think on draught or with a couple of years (I’m guessing this batch is about 6 months old), the alcohol is just a bit too much and the palate a touch sticky. World class still? Maybe....more samples to come, to confirm...
Cosidering relatively low price, its a great tripel......................... Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2001
.................................................. PhillyBeer2112 (2919) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2001
As with their white - a dead on interpretation of the style, and one of the best of its style produced in the USA. Light in body, making it exceptionally drinkable, yet full-flavored, with plenty of spicy yeasty notes. Gusler (2652) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2000
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2003 As this winsome beer sits in the triple glass a slightly hazy golden amber color, the head behemothic, frothy in its texture, brilliant white and as it evanesces leaves behind a glutinous sheet of lace to smother the glass. Malt dominates the nose, citrus crisp, fresh and clean, with just the slightest tinge of yeast, start is malt and somewhat sweet, the top middling in its feel. Stingingly acidic is the finish, hops pronounced in their spiciness, the aftertaste droughty and long lasting, a quite quaffable beer in my humble opinion.
beerman991979 (136) - Old Town, Maine, USA - SEP 4, 2000
Wow.. another winner by Allagash.. This beer is kind of a well groomed mix of malt and hops. This is made in the méthod champanoise, and boy oh boy. it has a very clean, mellow flavor. A fairly malty, yet hoppy aroma. damn this is nice. I certainly recommend this beer to anybody with taste.