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Allagash Tiarna - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 6.85%
Wants: 20
Gots: 59 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rudzud on 12-21-2013

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.
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Very characteristic allagash wild. No flaws to speak of, but the house character doesn't really do it for me.

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Bottled on 10/11/13. Pours cloudy bright yellow color with a tremendous foamy 4 finger snow white head that was full of bubbles of all sizes and faded extremely slowly, leaving good spotty foamy lacing on the sides and rings as it went down. The head was so thick that I carved a canyon through it and it still stuck around for a few more minutes; it was incredible looking with a tornado of carbonation twisting up the middle and racing up to the lingering head.

Smells like champagne, sweet white grapes, apple skin, pear, white wine, grass, bready malt, light hops, funky yeast, more fruity notes like lemon zest, apricot and banana, candy like gummy bears, brett and some light spices including pepper and coriander. The fruity notes are very strong and seem like a mix of funk, a wet cellar and mild oak with a hint of alcohol. Pretty sweet overall and very interesting with a lot of different aroma’s coming out.

Tastes like champagne as well, with the flavor a mix of funky yeast, sweet white grapes, apple skin, pear, chilled white wine, grass, floral hops, herbs like tea leaf, citrus hops and/or lemon zest, apricot, candied sugar, brett, spices including pepper, coriander and some other light spices. The finish is tart and fruity, with the brett dryness leaving a chalky aftertaste that is funky like wet cardboard and apple juice. The alcohol peeks through, but the fruity sweetness washed it away like raspberries starting to decompose or sitting in a beer (or glass of water, any liquid really…) which leaves a slight acidity mixing with the funk. Really dynamic beer that is very light and lively, allowing the oaky notes to come through in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with light fizzy carbonation, a slick and almost smooth buttery feel across the tongue, and a semi-dry sweet, funky finish like a white wine with some sour fruit notes that linger.

A really nice session brew and an overall interesting beer which I enjoyed. This is a style I am just getting into, but the Belgian template used along with the oak barrel aging combined with the additions of brett and the other Belgian yeast strains made for a unpredictable and always pleasing palate. Solid beer worth tracking down and indulging.

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Allagash Tiarna from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.