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Allagash Four - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 890
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 93
Gots: 109 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UnionMade on 03-26-2004

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.
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Photo of TTTBeer
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjgiant
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ROGUE16
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jwale73
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Perfect brew to open up for Juno. 750ml corked and caged bottle served in my Allagash chalice. 2014 vintage. Pours somewhere between cider and mahogany in color with a slight haze to the clarity and a rocky, two inch, cream-colored head embedded with tiny pinpricks. Nose is somewhat subdued - figs and yeast. Taste consistent with nose; however, there's also a faint medicinal quality and a trace of something metallic towards the back. Mouthfeel is medium-light with an easy, even carbonation. Overall, a decent Quad but the pricepoint ($18.49) and overall character isn't on par with the exemplars of the style (e.g. St. Bernardus 12, Rochefort 10, etc.).

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zekenyce
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thehardwoodsessions
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Malty, not sure what after taste is

Photo of brauseboof
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meehandennis
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wrigfen
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikefriedman90
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark Amber with a strong smell. Strong beer but very tasty and malty. Drinkable ... Perhaps too drinkable for the 9oz pour! Great beer from Allagash

Photo of Bp123
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ContentmentDIPA
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csfcmitchell
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BethanyB
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: A ghost of a haze clouds this light Amber beer. The color is pretty, reminiscent of both caramel and honey. The white head, meanwhile, immediately becomes nothing more than a thin ring around the glass.

Smell: A refreshing whiff of sweet apricot and tangy grapefruit brigs a cooling sensation to the nose. Balancing out this fruity punch is a delicate malt mixture featuring the scents of doughy biscuits and multigrain crackers. A bit of honeysuckle hangs in the balance. Quite nice, but a little light. More complex bouquets exist when it comes to this style.

Taste: Apricot, orange, and a spritz of grapefruit are pumped up with peppery spices and settled down with what tastes like noble hops. Some nice malt complexity mixes with a light booziness in the finish: it's like a breath of top shelf whiskey and French bread dipped in olive oil.

Mouthfeel: A brilliant mouthfeel for the style. Silky but not slippery, dry, but not crispy. The carbonation jazzes things up, but wanes out in such a way that one can enjoy the flavors in the finish without any prickly distractions. The alcohol warming at the back of the throat is present, yet light.

Overall: Well-balanced, yet complex, refreshing, yet rich. Practically perfect, and yet there is just a tad bit lacking. This beer is light and bright for a quad, and would benefit from a bit more heft.

Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SFC21
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic balance and great, bubbly mouthfeel. Superb beer.

Photo of Cheld
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Didier
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JC333
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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Allagash Four from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 890 ratings.