Allagash Four - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Andrew041180:
4.21/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A - Poured slowly into a Chimay chalice. The beer is massively carbonated and forms a small head that persists forever. The beer is a gorgeous color. Overall it is a light brownish color, but along the bottom edges of the glass, where light penetrates more easily, there are distinct ruby hues. The beer is quite cloudy, and leaves light lacing on the walls of the glass.
S - Faint, but distinct. The aroma is as indicated in the notes. Dark fruit with a hint of Belgian yeast.
T - The flavors all combine quite well, with neither really taking the lead (although the yeast is closest). The sweetness and bitterness are both very mild, and the flavors are excellent
M - Initially a bit too carbonated, but as the beer warms and the carbonation subsides a bit this becomes a real treat. The carbonation softens and the finish is dry, but again, not overpowering.
O - This is a wonderful example of a full range of subtleties that combine to make an incredibly enjoyable beer. Highly recommend, especially for those who don't need to be smacked in the mouth in order to enjoy a beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 19:11:12 | More by Andrew041180
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4.4/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had on-tap at Thirsty Monk Asheville. Served in a small goblet.
A- Pours a light brown color with a 1/8 inch off-white head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a bubbly side patch of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick solid ring behind.
S- It could be the incorporation of the four different yeast strains but this smells like it might be tart/sour. Slight booze fume.
T- Nevermind. No sourness, just some awesomely smooth Belgian candi sugar plus some vanilla and caramel notes. Incredibly drinkable for the ABV. Butter, burnt sugar, not very bitter. Also a bit of dark fruit.
M- Slightly zesty. Medium-low carbonation and a fullish body.
O- Haven't had this in so long and it's really a crime that I don't purchase it more often.
Edit: No, it was not intentional that I gave this beer a score of 4.4 but yes, it is awesome.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2014 21:35:46 | More by Immortale25
Allagash Four from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.