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Allagash Tiarna - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash TiarnaAllagash Tiarna

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

158 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 6.57%
Wants: 15
Gots: 56 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Tiarna is a blend of two beers, one aged in oak and fermented with 100% brettanomyces and the other fermented in stainless with a blend of two belgian yeast strains. Both beers were brewed with a combination of 2 row and wheat malt in addition to specialty grains. It was hopped with Hallertau, Styrian Goldings and Cascade hops. The finished beer is dark golden in color with citrus, pineapple and bread in the aroma. The flavor of this tart beer has notes of grapefruit, lemon, and bread crust, and a long, dry finish.

(Beer added by: rudzud on 12-21-2013)
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

01-04-2014 23:41:40 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

04-03-2014 19:52:05 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-08-2014 03:11:28 | More by nmann08
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metter98

New York

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of oak are present in the nose along with strong notes of brett and associated sourness.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell but has additional hints of citrusy hops, although without any noticeable bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be easy to drink as the fact that they blended together beers separately brewed with brett and Belgian yeast didn't make the sourness overpower the beer but instead lends complexity.

Note: Bottled on October 11, 2013

04-27-2014 16:30:07 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +3.6%

Appearance: Like all the Allagash beers, this pour looks Belgian with a massive foamy head that sits atop the cloudy goldenstraw liquid; gobs of lacing, too

Smell: Chalky, wet stone, vinous white wine grape, bready and grassy

Taste: Bready and musty at first, with developing citrus, white wine grape and grassy elements, in the middle; after the swallow, the fruit flavors develop further, with a bit more of a tropical and vinous character but the Belgian yeast strain also adds a spiciness, just as the sweetness from the malt returns the challenge; dry, oaky finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: A really interesting beer that is likely to develop over time from the Brett influence as the hops fade and the funk increases; I suspect I would enjoy it more in a couple of years

04-26-2014 21:21:21 | More by brentk56
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

01-04-2014 23:14:06 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-26-2014 20:35:34 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-28-2014 06:31:37 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-12-2014 21:48:00 | More by GRG1313
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-17-2014 06:59:38 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-09-2014 04:54:54 | More by emerge077
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

01-08-2014 18:57:24 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

04-13-2014 09:30:04 | More by largadeer
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-21-2014 05:04:46 | More by SocalKicks
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%

Thanks to Tim for bringing this.

Light fizzy head, hazy bright yellow color.

Nose bready yeast, mild funk and sweet sugar, hint grassy lemony, little juicy, mild grainy malt, hint of barrel and goodness.

Taste semi sweet, more sweet reddish juicy malt, grainy grassy malt, toasty, grassy and lemon, tart mild funk, decent barrel notes as well with touch of bourbon. Finish is mild tart bitter lemony slight grassy flavors.

Mouth med to lighter bod, lighter carb,

Overall pretty nice beer, good mild funk like grassy flavors, and hint of barrel.

12-29-2013 04:03:30 | More by jlindros
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%

distinct brew, i did not know it was a blend when i had it, but now it makes perfect sense that it is, and this answers many questions for me. i was impressed by this hazy blonde wild ale, that sports multiple inches of lasting white head above its well carbonated base. it has the perfect balance of sour and funk, with minimal acid, and the interplay between them is fantastic. the belgian yeast is more evident than the brett in the nose, light and fruity, yet dry. wheal malt base is sturdy enough without getting in the way. the flavor shows the brett before the belgian yeast, opposite the smell, with some notes of pear and green apple before fading into a sweet and dense oaky conclusion that is accentuated by the peppery belgian yeast and the dryness of the brett. complex yet restrained, which i admire in a wild ale these days. i could stand to see a bit more of the brett influence here, just a bit more funk to the forefront would really make it hum, but i like the general mellowness of the whole thing. upbeat carbonation is just what these flavors call for, and it makes the oak flavors penetrate deep into my palate, leaving a long aftertaste despite the dryness of the finish. challenging beer, but fun and creative too. allagash has been on top for awhile, and his beer is evidence that they arent going anywhere.

04-02-2014 18:08:43 | More by StonedTrippin
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-05-2014 14:49:13 | More by Rochefort10nh
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden yellow color with banana edges and a massive, three finger frothy white head that very slowly settles into a thick, pillowy cap. Possibly over carbonated with very good retention, taking a while to settle and leaving large chunks of soapy lacing behind.

Earthy aroma with a prominent musty brett character. Strong barnyard and wild yeast presence along with hints of sourdough bread, floral hops, lactic funk and subtle citrus. Smells kind of like a bretted Berliner with tame acidity. As it warms the wheat, bread notes come forward along with some banana and lemon pith but the nose is dominated by the musty brett notes. Complex and inviting aroma.

Medium body with tight carbonation and tart, puckering sourness that lingers throughout into a dry finish. More sour than the nose hinted at with prominent musty funk and citric acidity. There's a really nice balance of dry brett effervescence, bright lemon zest, and subtle lactic cheesiness. Underneath, there is a decent wheat beer base with hints of sourdough bread, banana, lemon peel and light fruit esters. This is a very well balanced beer that is clean, crisp and refreshing. Some really nice flavors bouncing off of each other with just a touch of funk countering the brett and tart acidity. Subtle boozy sweetness in the finish but the ABV is very well masked making this complex beer dangerously drinkable.

05-20-2014 05:43:32 | More by corby112
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-17-2014 21:28:48 | More by orangesol
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-30-2014 15:27:49 | More by BARFLYB
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-01-2014 03:34:28 | More by Gonzoillini
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-07-2014 00:52:56 | More by Kelp
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured from a cork and cage into a snifter, the beer is a bright, orange-gold coloring with a ton of carbonation action throughout the body, and a fluffy, small bubbled, foamy, white head. Aromas of tart cherry and grape, tannins, grass, toasted grains, and berry sweetness. Smells really balanced and really flavorful. Flavors are tart and slightly puckering forward, with a crisp shot of dry white wine characteristics, followed by a bitter citrus note that takes over and cleans up the palate. This beer is a refreshing flash across your taste buds. White grape is most apparent to me, delivering the dry and slightly sour fruit notes, but there is some woody characteristics that help round everything out, as well. The citrus character mellows into a smooth, short lived aftertaste of tart, bitter, and slightly sour. The body is light, crisp, and effervesced as you drink, making the flavor profiles dance quite a bit. The finish leans more to the dry side, lightened up, again, by the carbonation. This is a great summer brew; crisp, refreshing, balanced, and flavorful!

05-16-2014 21:03:10 | More by GarthDanielson
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev -8.5%

Bottle from Bert's
Nice to see some of this stuff finally making its way to NH
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a huge bubbly white head that persists forever. Aromas of tart grape and blueberry with bits of lemon and an earthy funkiness as well as a hint of aspirin. The flavor is a somewhat tart grape vinous affair. Residual brown sugar with a hint of earthy funk round it out. This one is a bit tame for a wild ale, I see it more like a funky fruity farmhouse myself, but maybe some aging would intensify it a bit.

03-02-2014 01:35:00 | More by johnnnniee
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-11-2014 23:27:31 | More by tobelerone
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Allagash Tiarna from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.