Allagash Four - Allagash Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle at blind tiger. Deep brown, cloudy, no head at all. Nose is hit up by bready malt and yeast flavors. Rather sweet aroma: fruity (grapes, dates) with mild vanilla-like alcohol vapors. On the tongue, the big allagash malt hits you up. Caramelic, chocolatey, marzipan-like, very sweet. Easy to pick up alcohol, but its an ABT and you dont mind that. Decent flavor balance, but just not as appealing fruitiness or yeastiness than top examples who are probably just as sweet, but manage to stuck your mind out of this thought. Full body, high carbonation a la allagash, smooth anyway. I found their tripel vastly superior, but allagash knows their brewing, no doubts about it and this will be highly enjoyable in a few years.
Serving type: bottle
09-06-2004 21:47:38 | More by Rastacouere
3.5/5 rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Consumed February 19th, 2011 at Bier Academy, Santa Clarita, CA.
Beer is a deep caramel/golden/amber brown (hard to pin down, exactly) with good clarity. Very little head as served; what is there is just a fine off-white skin providing almost negligible sheeting.
Aroma has a peppery spice to it with sweet floral notes (honeysuckle?).
Flavor has a touch of melonoidin; fresh dark bread, soft powdery yeast, powdered sugar, some fruitiness (apricot?), low but still present bitterness.
Medium mouthfeel, slight carbonation tingle, slight dryness on finish.
Excellent camouflage of the ABV. Well-balanced and somewhat flavorful, but not really a shining example of a quad. Still, the beer went down quickly and easily, so points for that.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2011 18:56:00 | More by charlzm
Allagash Four from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 816 ratings.