Allagash Tiarna - Allagash Brewing Company

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196 Ratings
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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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Photo of jaasen64
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml cork & caged bottle poured into a tulip.

A- Cork flew off as soon as undoing the cage. Pours a very translucent golden color with a very high carbonation level of fast rising bubbles, a very foamy 2-finger white head forms that has great retention and doesn't recede.

S- Definitely on the bretty side with a golden ale base and a hay funk presence. Aromas of brettanomyces, hay, light grain, hint of lemon, oak, and a bit of a floral aspect. Fairly complex and aromatic.

T- Sour lemons, brett influenced barnyard funk with a bit of hay, slight grain, finishes with a bit of a sweetness of dry lemons and grain, ending with a lightly syrupy golden ale presence. Nice balanced funk, not overly sour, some decent complexity.

M- Fairly over-carbonated, long lasting head give a light foamy aspect, finishes fairly dry, pretty drinkable.

O- Tiarna is a pretty solid wild ale that was fairly accessible. My only complaint was the over-carbonation which is easily solved by letting it sit 5-10 minutes. Just watch out when opening the cork. If you see this on the shelf it's definitely worth picking up.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Stevedore
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

375ml C&C, bottled October 2013, poured into a Cantillon taster 7/7/2014.

A- Bright, clean and clear straw yellow body with a nice bubbly two-finger white head with excellent retention. It looks very refreshing and a nice change-up for the night.

S- Citrus zest, pineapple, pale malt, a bit of leathery funk. It's certainly a different nose than most other Brett beers I've had.

F- Pineapple, pale malt, Belgian candi sugar, lemon zest. This is quite interesting as this is clearly a Brett beer but there is more to be found, which makes sense given the blending of different threads.

M- A bit on the thinner side but well carbonated and drinks clean and very dry. The end is a bit more bitter than I'd like, presumably from the noble hopping, accompanied by a crisp, spicy Belgian yeast finish.

O- Interesting, different given the blending of different threads but certainly not in the conversation for the better Brett beers out there.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

375ml corked and caged bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1.5 finger foamy white head with excellent stick. Beer is a pale, clear goldenrod. Lacing is thick and layered with excellent stick. Near perfect!

Nose is starfruit, oak, Brett, lemon zest and a bit of sweetness. Rather subtle but very well integrated.

Opens lemon zest, Brett, wood, coriander and yeast. More lemon zest tartness mixed with rotting wood and barnyard notes in the middle. Hay, Brett and lemon rind at the end. Finishes yeasty and tart with a very mellow, lightly tart aftertaste. Tasty!

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and aggressive in the mouth and crisp and clean going down. Slightly filmy finish with a clean aftertaste that barely registers. Really drinkable!

Just a really well made beer, Tiarna doesn't blow away the taste buds but impresses with its subtlety and continuity. Worth trying and certainly representative of the Allagash Wilds lineup.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Jwale73
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to newbrewbb for the opportunity to try this one. Pours a sunny, orange-gold with a loose, bright white head. Nose reveals citrus, brett and some oak notes. Taste consistent with nose - not overly sour but pleasantly tart with a slightly medicinal quality towards the back. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a bright carbonation. Overall, a solid entry-level wild - not overly complex; however, still quite tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden pear color with a super fizzy and sprite head.

Nice subtle tangy aroma with notes of fresh flowers, Chardonay, mineralization and Apple cider vinegar.

The flavor is tangy with honeysuckle, sour with Apple cider vinegar, and funky with flowers, white grapes and white wine.

The feel is tangy as well with a bit of sour and a nice easy smoothness.

Tangy, funky, and sour, this beer is simple but fun.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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