Allagash Four - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by IBUnit63:
4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
400th review! From 750, corked and caged, with mild to moderate pop of the cork into the St. Bernie chalice.
Pours a nice bourbon color. Not a lot of head at all. Small bubbles form pattern of a map of upper Canada...or of a whale who's hair is on fire. Tiny yeasty floaters in suspension. Moderate carbonation moving to top.
Definitely lots of apple and bourbon. A little raisin and maybe some fig, too. Nice alcohol mix - a bit of yeast electricity and hop pine.
Thick heavy caramel malt dominates, backed bu mild bourbon nd a lot of raising and apples. Mild sense of yeast electricity and spice (cloves, coriander, cinnamon). Probably a little too warm on the temperature side but that's OK - the warmth brings out the flavors very nicely. Slight hop pine.
Warms up quite nicely. Very soothing spice and alcohol balance with good maltiness. Finish is clean (even though slightly tinny in the very eaerly stages) yet hearty and brings out a little pine on the back and gathers up all the spiciness.
For something that's light-heavyweight such as this it drinks very easily. Alcohol is present but nicely hidden and keeps the weight off.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2008 12:54:44 | More by IBUnit63
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4.4/5 rDev +7.8%
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 819 ratings.