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Allagash Neddles - Allagash Brewing Company

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93
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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 38
Gots: 31 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 05-18-2014

Named after our first employee Ned. Neddles is a sour brown aged in rum barrels from Ned's new venture, New England Distilling.
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Ratings: 98 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by SadMachine:
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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.67/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange amber body. Small fleeting white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Rum barrel is strong. Oak. Vanilla. Mild acidity. Smells kinda musty.

Taste - Rum is still strong, but it's got a lot more sourness going on. Kinda vinegary. Some grainy toast and caramel malt. Sharp rum aftertaste and some oak.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Medium heavy.

Overall - Intense flavors. It's overly intense in certain respects, but good.

Photo of NinaElizabeth
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours brownish red with thin head that quickly dissipates. Semi translucent. Smells like tart cherries, apple cider vinegar, damp wood hints of vanilla and molasses. Taste mostly follows the nose-- tart cherries lactic acid, vinegar, oak, caramel, molasses, vanilla, a hint of spice and something incredibly reminiscent of a candy apple.

I can't believe this is 10.5%. I thought I felt a little more of an alcohol burn on the back than usual for a sour, but 10.5%?? While there is something sweet and sticky about this brew, there is searing acidity and the carbonation is key and offers a beautiful prickly sensation to balance it all out and making it super drinkable.

I think this beer is really well done and I am enjoying it immensely. I wish I had picked up another bottle when I went to the brewery...

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%

375ml C&C bottle poured into poured into wine stem.

Appearance: light to medium brown bodied beer with thick cap of white head.

Smell: nicely balanced nose. Malty and light tart. Rum barrel on the back end that is mellow; its buttery and slightly spicy rum.

Taste: light tartness with a nice malt profile of a oud bruin without the fruity profile. mild funk. Rum on the back end just like the nose. It also has the same qualities that I picked up with my nose its both buttery and slightly spicy rum.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied sour with low carbonation. This beer seem pretty light for having almost 11 % abv. Not a lot of biting sourness, so one person could easily drink this themselves.

Overall: This was interesting and different. Allagash really made unique beer here.

Photo of Houser
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pour is a hazy orange or very light amber in color. smells good, but get very little rum, but much more tart and acidity. taste is much the same, and an easy drinking sour brown. carbed up quite a bit, but not overly so. solid.

Photo of badgustav
4.89/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - a clear deep red with a light head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma - surprising! Fruity notes of raisin with molasses. There is an overwhelming lambic like aroma from the wild fermentation. A malty undertone with no noticeable hop presence
Flavour - sour, like a Flemish Red. Complex, rich, and malty. Finishes dry and sour. Very pleasurable.

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a rusty brown auburn with a quickly dissipating off white head. Beer looks great

S- As soon as I popped this I could smell some oaky lactic funk, kind of oud bruin esque. After I pour this bad boy out, there's toasted nut, molasses, some rum heat, slight funky twang in the background

T- Taste is initially oud bruin esque, oak tannic tart cherry note, then the carbonation begins to kick in and dries out to a rummy oak profile with molasses, oak, and dark fruit that initially leaves you wanting more, but then right on the finish, a slight rum heat comes out. Is reminiscent of a dark and stormy with lime, but instead of lime, this has some mild lacto balancing things out.

M- sharp pricky carbonation that gives the beer an excellent complimentary dryness, making a high abv sour quite drinkable

O- Right now, this beer is drinking great, showcasing a great depth of character without being too overwhelming in any certain area. There is definitely some room for growth of the lacto character, but I feel this beer is ready to drink now. Fantastic sour brown ale.

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Allagash Neddles from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.