Brewmaster (168) - USA - SEP 11, 2002islay (2634) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
#26. I liked this much better then the dubbel.
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 5-21-17. “07/07/16,” presumably a bottled on date. Labeled as “Allagash Tripel Ale.” Pours an effervescent, medium to dark gold with a moderate amount of thin, short-lasting beige head. The shade and effervescence of the liquid is good, but the head is subpar in the initial pour. Final pour is hazier, darker, and duller, but the head is larger, creamier, more substantial, and longer lasting, and I bump the appearance to a 4. Pleasant, juicy, honeyed aroma. Scents of apple juice and Chardonnay. Buttery smell, not in a diacetyl way, but in an oaked white wine way. Quite sweet flavor with a dry finish. Honey and generic light-colored fruit juice. Melon and bitter orange peel. A touch of dust. Not sickly sweet but juicy-sweet in taste, but sweeter than I would prefer nonetheless. Hits the mark for a tripel, although it doesn’t seem to be particularly complex for the style, and it’s on the dull side. Medium to full body. A bit frothy and smooth but mostly forgettable (but not bad) palate effects. Easy to drink. Pleasant beer, well-made, doesn’t stray far from the Belgian model, but it does little for me. tapefuzz (469) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours a lightly cloudy yellow-gold with a small, quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is banana, clove, bread, yeast, subtle citrus, and herbs. Taste is bubblegum, honey, clove, banana, spice, light citrusy fruitiness, grass, yeast, and a little bit of cereal. Long yeasty finish with a good amount of alcohol. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Heavy, sticky, oily mouthfeel. Aquilo (651) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is a bit funky, but has some subtle apricot and nutmeg notes. Flavor is crisp bitter-sweet. Normally, this much residual sweetness would ruin a beer, but here it seems perfectly balanced. Some other aromatic notes come through in the finish: honey, ginger, parsley. Thick, velvety mouthfeel. Pretty darn good. BREWMUSKCLES (2671) - New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2017
Honey ale with nice fruit an a little soul.refined alcohol and sweet angel body. Some malt and hop wafting ideal for a sophisticated drink day. shawnmurphy (330) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - APR 9, 2017
Caged and corked bottle pours slightly hazy golden-orange color with off-white head and lacing. Aroma: clove, yeasty banana bread, hay. Flavor: all of the above, with some white pepper, butterscotch, barnyard. Mouthfeel: Rich, creamy, savory. Super smooth and drinkable. One of my favorite beers from one of my favorite breweries.
Larry_Duffman (526) - - MAR 22, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a Stella glass. It pours golden with a small, white head and lacing. The aroma is banana, honey, and spice. The taste is banana, lemon, honey, and spice. It’s nicely balanced and hides the alcohol well. I like that it didn’t overdo it with the spice. sinfull (1632) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Murky, golden color. Fruits, spices and yeasts in aroma. Same notes in flavor. Sweet, malty beginning , dry finish. Extremely drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone canary dog (766) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAR 10, 2017
This one is loaded with character yet surprisingly smooth for a 9 percenter. Hovers somewhere, perhaps, between a heavy blonde and a skinny barelywine in overall gravity and texture. LouisP (464) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2017
Une bière blonde, un peu voilée avec fort peu de carbonatation et d’effervescence. L’arôme est peu présente, avec un peu de senteur de levures, sans plus. En bouche, ce qui me marque le plus est le sucre de la levures, la bière est fort sucrée, avec une petite teinte de citron en arrière gout. Il y a également un peu d’amertume, plus qu’une tripel à la belge. L’équilibre est un peu moins au rendez-vous. Bussman24 (1) - Colts Neck, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2017 does not count
Extremely smooth and drinkable for a 9%ABV. The banana and honey overtones are spectacular and theres no bitterness or hoppy bite at all. Could easily put away 4-5 of these at a casual lunch.... and sail away for the rest of the afternoon!! 😏