174. Allagash Tripel
I had this on tap at the Allagash tour and decided I needed to review this beer. Eventually I will work my way through all of the Allagash beers but they tend to be expensive and most are not available in 12 oz bottles. The beer is worth it though as Allagash brews some of the best Belgian style beer available in the US. This one pours a great golden color with solid bright white head that lasts. Aroma has lots of citrus and fruit and just a hint of alcohol. Taste is complex and you get the banana and honey noted in the brewer notes. The beer is smooth, easy to drink and the alcohol content is well hidden by the complex flavors. I may review this again when I purchase the 750 ml bottle if it seems like a different beer. If you enjoy the Tripel you should also try the Curieux which is this same beer aged in bourbon barrels. The aging process changes the beer entirely.
Alcohol Content: 9% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Allagash
Brewers Description: This strong golden ale is marked by passion fruit and herbal notes in the aroma, with suggestions of banana and honey in the complex palate. The Tripel has a remarkably long and smooth finish.