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Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash OdysseyAllagash Odyssey

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804 Ratings
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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%


Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Allagash Odyssey is a dark wheat beer aged for ten months, a portion in oak barrels and the remainder in stainless tanks. The recipe includes 2-row barley, malted wheat, a generous amount of roasted barley and Belgian candi sugar. This deep brown beer boasts an aroma of black treacle and raisin. The flavor hints at dates, with a mildly roasted finish imparted by aging in both medium and heavy toast American Oak barrels. The finish is dry, punctuated by vanilla.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-30-2005)
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cosmicevan

New York

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes...had this one a while ago.

Poured from 750mL bottle into unibroue tulip. Bottle dated 1/2010.

A - Poured a beautiful deep ruby purple-ish brown-ish color with lively carbination and a yeasty head with sticky lacing.

S - Awesome. Delicate balance of dark fruit.

T - A bit heavy on the alcohol for me. Once it warmed, the oak comes out a bit as does the flavor of plub, fig, nutmeg...etc.

M - Tingly...even carbonation...very smooth for the ABV.

D - Too strong. There are lots of others that are better in the style for the price, but was glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 22:37:12 | More by cosmicevan
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Allagash Odyssey January 2014 10.4% abv

Dark Brown with a frothy two finger off-white head that fades gradually leaving behind frothy lacing. The head sticks around in a layer over the beer.

Smells metallic and spicy. Dark fruit - dates and raisins, plum skins. molasses. I smell the malted wheat. Sweet dark bread. Dark cookies.

Tastes of molasses. Sugar and dark fruit. Metallic funk. Cloves. Really buttery molasses cookies. Wheat. Plenty of malted graininess. Vanilla and oak come out in the aftertaste.

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Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.