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Allagash Four - Allagash Brewing Company

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905 Ratings
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Ratings: 905
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 100
Gots: 121 | FT: 7
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Allagash Four…..in a large 750ml bottle

Appearance-a light brown color with a tan three fingered head into the snifter glass. The head cracks and dances around before slowly disappearing.

Smell-a strong burn of alcohol at first, deeper smells reveal a wide range of flavors, fruit and dried grape aromas mixed with pepper sipce, light bread and a touch of hops. Very very pungent.

Taste/Mouthfeel-Heavy mouthfeel of molasses and spice upfront, a little fruit and the crashing burn of heavy alcohol and sugar, smoothness is ok, not great. Peppery notes, a little syrupy. Finishes with a touch of fruit and more burn.

Overall-an ok beer, not that unique given the style and with the hype and the label I expected a little more.

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4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip, batch 18(2008 bottling I think). Pours very hazy dark red color with a small fairly dense khaki head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, banana, caramel, molasses, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Nice aromas with big fruitiness. Taste of big raisin, prune, caramel, toffee, toasted malt, molasses, candi sugar, biscuit, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of molasses, toffee, dark fruit, and yeast spices on the finish for a while. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol is extremely well hidden for 10%, with hardly any warming after the finish present. Very smooth and drinkable, but it is still a sipper. Overall this is an outstanding Belgian Quad with tons of great flavor and balance. I would definitely have this again.

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4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Beautifully hazy. I could stare at this for hours if it weren't a beer I love.

A lot lighter than I thought, some interesting aromas going on here. Very enticing.

Sweet but alcoholic. This is a great tasting Quad. Strong, but not overbearing. Maltiness is wonderful.

Lots going on but this one finishes better than any beer I have had more than once or twice. It's hard to describe. Each sip offers another suprise. So very tasty, this one had me buzzed before I could realize it.

This one is a must have. My local bottle shop has it regularly and I get a bottle probably once every two or three months. One of my favorite beers.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch #19. Consumption 1/15/2012.

The beer is a beautiful color of dark amber. It has a lightly colored thin somewhat flimsy head and a nice stream of carbonation climbing the sides of the glass. It has a delicious aroma. Fruity esters strike the nose first, followed by a small amount of bitter hops...all pleasant. The beer has a nice full mouthfeel, that warms the stomach nicely. It has a nice and original flavor from the darkened hops. Makes me think of nicely toasted grains that mix nicely with the esters that seem to dominate the later taste characteristics. Very good. Been holding onto this bottle far too long.

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Allagash Four from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 905 ratings.