Allagash Tiarna - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.09%
Wants: 17
Gots: 55 | FT: 12
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden color with a huge thick and billowy head of white foam. The head has fantastic retention, very slowly fading over time to leave tons of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest sweet fruity notes with tons of apple giving and almost dry cider like smell to the brew overall. Mixed with the apple is some peach, pineapple, and pear as well as a bit of a grassy and light grainy smell and a good showing of sour lemon. An oaky smell and some hay like aromas mix with the rest giving it an overall funky but sorta fruity aroma.

Taste – The taste begins with a crisp with a good showing of a funk and grass right from the start. Upfront there is a little bit of light fruit sweetness with the fruit being as would be expected from the nose. These sweeter flavors fade quite a bit however as the taste advances with some light yeast and a rather strong grassy and herbal flavor taking the sweet’s place. With some moderately strong lemongrass and even more grassy and hay like funk coming to the tongue at the end one is left with a slightly dry and rather heavily funky tart and sour flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is light with a carbonation level that is rather effervescent. The mix of lighter body and high carbonation are great for the drier and tart flavors of the brew making for a moderately easier drink in light of its somewhat funked, and tart taste overall.

Overall – A decently funky and sour with just a hint of malt and fruit to back it up. A very nice wild, but there are certainly better ones out there for the rather hefty price paid for a 375 ml bottle.

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Allagash Tiarna from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.