Allagash Four - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by dgallina:
3.93/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750ml straight-sided brown bottle without dating.
Pours cloudy brown with a large cream head that settles quickly. Smells of caramel, tart cherries, candy sugar, peppery yeast, and alcohol. Aroma is a little thin until the beer has had a chance to breathe and warm a bit. The flavor is a little cloying initially. Sweet caramel and sugar with alcohol and cherry overtones. A peppery center leads to a surprisingly dry and hop-filled finish. In the mouth, the beer is relatively light with moderately strong carbonation. Ends up feeling a bit astringent. An interesting American interpretation of the quad style, though not the strongest in beer in the Allagash line-up.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2008 21:27:39 | More by dgallina
More User Reviews:
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.