Allagash Four - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by dauss:
4.18/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 750ml bottle, caged, and corked. No freshness stamp or mark. All done in this gold colored lettering. For something thats under pressure, this was a very hard cork to remove. I began twisting, and prying with my thumb. The cork eventually was ripped in half and had to extract the rest with a wine opener.
Appearance: Very cloudy reddish brown. A massive amber head of fine bubbles form. Good retentation and formation, espcially when its around 10% ABV. Almost no lacing.
Smell: When I started pouring, a very bready aroma is quite strong with a lot of nutty yeast character. When I started to smell the beer, mix of alcohol, raisins, plums, cherries, molasses, belgian phenols, spicy pepperyness, caramel, cinnamon, and toffee. Complex and wonderful.
Taste: Medium bodied sweet malt starts off with the dark fruit flavors following right after. Spicy Belgian phenols and alcohol follow after with a biscuity malty finish with a touch of bitterness and a slight tartness. This beer is surprisingly spicy.
Overall: Alcohol has mellowed out. I can definitely feel it, but not really taste it. There is a lot going on in this beer. Its no Westvleteren or Rochefort, but its not bad. The thing that hurt this beer was the balance, and it definitely has this slight sour/tartness in the overall taste. I wonder if the cork went bad or something. Its also really spicy. It could be from the alcohol, but not sure. The aroma is outstanding though.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2006 18:27:09 | More by dauss
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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.