Allagash Four - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by rajendra82:
4.13/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The uncapping of the metal wire cage, and the pulling of the cork was followed by an resounding pop, that reassured me, that the seal had held well. The beer poured out quite lovely, with a clear reddish amber body, and an unevenly rocky, large, beige head. The aroma was very malty, with a muted spiciness. The mouth watering smell consisted of banana, orange peel, plum, saffron, coriander, and fresh cut hay. The scent was good, but not as prominent as typical for the great examples of the style.
The taste was generously malty, with a buttery mellowness, which I can proudly attribute to the year plus stay in my cellar. There was also a drying presence of faded hops and subtle spices to keep the sweetness in balance. The yeast imparted a bit of sourness as well. The interplay between these elements presented a harmonious complexity.
The body was a little delicate for the style, but the sticky mouthfeel was enough to allow the flavors to shine through. The maturity of the flavors concealed the sugar derived alcohols quite well. Made a perfect nightcap, especially when paired with a wedge of semi-soft Brie cheese. The only slight downside to the whole experience was the fact that the taste did not change very much during the consumption of the entire 750 ml. bomber. Despite that, a very pleasing beer.
Serving type: bottle
10-23-2005 04:43:04 | More by rajendra82
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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.