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Allagash Four - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

838 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 838
Reviews: 446
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 85
Gots: 99 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
We brew this beer with four malts, four sugars, four hop varieties and we ferment it four times, using four different yeast strains. The complexity of the brewing process is matched by the complexity of this unique beer. Flavors of raisin, candied fruit and plum express themselves throughout.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 03-26-2004)
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Spicy, yeasty, fruity nose, large pitted fruits with a hint of pineapple
Hazy orange tinted dark amber under a moussey, very fine bubbled 2" off white head that slowly descends to a thick film that produces thick lace.
Layers of big malt flavors including touches of caramel, maple, malty spice, biscuit to fruit bread, give way to yeast driven large pitted fruits, hints of tropical fruits to finish with hop spice and balancing bitterness. The malt, yeast, hop and alcohol flavors are very well balanced.
Medium body with creamy, very fine carbonation and a slight alcohol warming.

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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.

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Allagash Four from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.