Allagash Four - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by kiya:
3.98/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a deep brown and maintains a decent head. Even as i let it sit for a few minutes the head refused to dissapear comlete. No lacing at all..
Aroma is of strong molasses and hidden muted citrus. Even a strong whiff of this isn't overpowering considering it's brewing style.
Initial taste that hits the tastebuds brings back memories of a mild barleywine, but then the flavor gives way to bright fruits. Sour plums and tangy citrus notes poke through the caramel front end of this amazing brew. I was expecting a heavier feel considering it's style, but it's quite light and drinkable. Finishes with malt overtones that eventually leaves very little aftertaste.
Overall a great bear from a brewery that never ceases to surprise.
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2007 00:30:22 | More by kiya
More User Reviews:
3.76/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
I never mention bitterness in my reviews, my bitterness taste buds are ridiculously under-
APPEARANCE : Much paler than expected for a Quad and no haze at all. Crisp deep golden reddish-brown. Not much of a head to speak of, though what's there is pale brown/mocha. Considering the style, the visual can't be this beer strong point.
SMELL : First nose is brow sugar, malts, very faint. Second nose opens up the herbal/hop profile and expands on the malty side with some roasted sugar notes. Third nose doesn't go much further. Kind of disappointed with this brew's nose - not that it's bad, it's just so discreet, almost weak, and considering the style, that shouldn't be.
TASTE : Barley sugar, some burnt nuts and mocha. Very thin taste for a Quad. I've had pale Quads before - Gulden Draak 2000, for example - and they weren't so shy in nose and taste. It's very good, simply not at all what I expected given that Allagash advertise this as a Quad.
MOUTHFEEL : Not nearly as thick and rich as I'd wish a Quad to be. Still good, but as far as I'm concerned, definitely not on the style as I understand it. Carbonation is fine.
OVERALL : I'll up the score on this because it's frankly a very good beer - it's just not at all what a Quad should be in my books. I'd have another one of these anyday.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2014 02:52:44 | More by FrostBlast
Allagash Four from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 768 ratings.