Notes Added 07/21/2022
Sixteen years later (pictured) and I’m still enjoying this. Definite honey notes, BUT the beauty of this Triple is that it’s not sweet. Classically crafted, white pepper and lots of dry alcohol. The 9% is not punishing at all, but it’s present and leaves a mark.
Great American version, and I think this is at least as quintessential as the White which attracts so much love.
Original Notes 07/25/2006
750 mL, corked & caged, batch #80. Thanks to sulldaddy for the trade, before Allagash made it to GA.
Poured into the small Gouden Carolus chalice, the color is striking – a golden yellow slightly chill hazed body with some very light, creamy, fluffy head and the thin lace that you would associate with such a fine head. Some mild persistent carbonation.
Some alcoholic yeasts and clove drenched pineapple in the nose.
Sweet, mildly peppered alcohol is the classic Tripel taste, just a typical example. Lots of soft, tropical fruit is there too, with some mango and dry grape.
Finishes with a peppery, dry note to round it out perfectly.