GarrettB (1634) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2016
October 21st, 2014 - This is batch 214 of the Allagash Tripel Reserve, a murky beer sealed with a thick cap of foam. And once that bubbly crust is penetrated, there’s a huge release of a dry yeast scent, swimming in pear juice and butter. The flavor is sweeter than the aroma, still dripping with ripe pear, but the sugars are oriented more towards a white grape juice flavor, alongside some bubble gum. ffaoe (862) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2016
moderate malt aroma with faint spice notes. golden and hazy in color with nice long lasting head. taste is malty, light spice and stone fruit notes. smooth and clean finish. brokensail (16633) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 30, 2016
On tap @ Allagash. Amazingly, I have not rated this. Might as well get the sample at the source! Clear golden beer with a white head. The nose is big on banana, bread, and caramel. Fair amount of sweet pear and apple as well. Slight spice, some yeast, and a touch of citrus peel. Very light alcohol as well. Fairly sweet beer, but not overly so. Pretty nice grass and slightly herbal aroma on the finish. Actually a little bit of bitterness. commonshawn (1311) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Big bottle from the brewery during ecbt, consumed with commonmac and samadouche during cubs game. Gold with medium big white head. High alcohol nose, with sweet citrus elements. Carries good tripel flavor throughout. Body is ideal, spicy. Good clean finish. Nicely done. commonmac (1311) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Large bottle picked up at the brewery near Portland, ME. Consumed during the World Series with commonshawn and samadouche. Color is a golden with a tinge of orange. Nose is funky and yeasty with a nice spice level like you would expect from a tripel. Taste brings to mind other Belgian produced efforts in terms of its high quality. Spice plays a role with a little grassy element and a strong alcohol bite. Some sweetness almost like honey. Really nice nearly effervescent mouthfeel. Impressive beer overall. Another reason to visit the brewery when you have a chance.
katrinaez (2175) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Nice triple. A bit of pine and some barrel aged taste to it. Light on the yeast. Hazy medium yellow. Mouth is balanced and covers full. Tap koleminer20 (3840) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2016
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. Thanks, I guess. You and that fucking book. The pour is a darker foggy golden color with a big pillowy white head that leaves some pretty good lace as it falls to a thick and dense cap. The aroma is decent. There is a lot of yeast and traditional tripel notes. A light honey and some decent malts are not too shabby. There is a light fruitiness that isn’t bad, but it’s just something that I know isn’t my jam. The flavor is full of much more clove and spice that the aroma hides. I dislike this pretty heavily. I wish there were more banana in it to hide the clove. The spice is complex and not awful, but the clove dominates. The mouth feel is a tough heavy and has a nice bubbly carbonation before drawing out on a spicy clove and interesting aftertaste. It’s not awful, but I’m not enjoying it. ebone1988 (2070) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. Aroma is banana, clove, tropical fruit, honey, booze, sweet, floral. Appearance is golden, hazy, off white head. Taste is subtle, clove, banana, spices, tropical fruit, honey, starts slow but finishes heavy. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, spicy dry aftertaste. Overall, a decent enough tripel. rentonj7 (250) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Light gold pour with haze. Clean tripel aroma profile, esters of banana, tropical fruits hint at yeast without overt yeast presence. Flavor is sweet, subtle spices, light citrus - very balanced. Medium body, very smooth, long clean, dry finish. Very yum. mcox90 (2119) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2016
12 oz. bottle from a 4 pack. Pours light gold with a 2 finger fluffy white head. Head recedes quickly leaving minor lace. Fruity, sweet aroma. Banana, apricot and honey. Sweet flavor with a fair amount of Belgian yeast funkiness. Full bodied. Very nice!