Allagash Four - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a thin white head over a reddish-orange body. Head recedes quickly. Strong aroma of vinous fruit over a more subtle malt background. Flavor has substantial pepper character and relatively elevated bitterness throughout. However the malt is substantial enough to at least make an attempt at balance with some sweetness and vinous fruit. Blegian yeast lingers throughout. A well carbonated medium body. Dry finish.
A fairly spicy and bitter quad that is definitely an outlier from its quad brethren and, I might add, in keeping with Belgian nose-thumbing at conformity to rigid style categories. There is great complexity here, and an almost Pale ale feelalthough the high ABV and substantial bitterness quickly shatter that illusion and bring you back home to quadville.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2007 23:18:47 | More by Shovelbum
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Allagash Four from Allagash Brewing Company
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