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Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

894 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 894
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 230
Gots: 177 | FT: 18
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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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

03-03-2012 09:23:17 | More by ygtbsm94
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

09-02-2013 01:04:03 | More by DerekMorgan
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random846

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

03-22-2014 06:48:28 | More by random846
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

04-12-2014 19:26:12 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Jlang2012

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

10-06-2013 02:40:10 | More by Jlang2012
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

03-11-2012 02:10:39 | More by TastyIsBeer
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

04-08-2013 20:23:53 | More by thebigredone
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-04-2014 03:17:23 | More by ajzy
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MisterClean

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

At Manderes' Allagash tasting

A - Dark brown, chocolate, lots of head, which dissipates moderately.

S - Very oaky, light malts, honey, and biscuit.

T - Oak, honey, with a light smokiness. The smell was great, but got lost in the flavor.

M - Sweet, yet bitter.

D - Not sure I can drink this beer on a consistent basis because, well, the beer isn't very consistent from smell, to taste, to mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2008 00:58:19 | More by MisterClean
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-18-2012 16:38:36 | More by DSlim71
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nzerbe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

03-06-2013 02:18:39 | More by nzerbe
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seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-30-2012 12:57:49 | More by seeswo
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kidzord

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

05-13-2014 04:08:26 | More by kidzord
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Jeckel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

08-29-2013 03:04:36 | More by Jeckel
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

05-28-2013 23:52:51 | More by Sean9689
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

04-12-2013 16:29:06 | More by xnicknj
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Holland

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

07-15-2013 01:30:16 | More by Holland
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admonster00

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

07-13-2013 01:12:43 | More by admonster00
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sidetracked

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated July 2009. Pours a ruby red/mahogany brown with a light brown head.

Aroma is sweet caramel and raisin with a faint alcohol heat.

Taste upfront is sweet brown sugar, caramel, raisins. Finish is sweet--raisin, apples, little wood and vanilla.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Overall a good beer, but kind of one-dimensional. Raisin and brown sugar sweetness most prevalent. Barrel-aging could be emphasized more. Not a lot to describe. Wouldn't have again at the current price-point.

9/3/2011

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 05:34:53 | More by sidetracked
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-20-2013 14:16:05 | More by BeerThursdays
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RWNewhouse

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

01-20-2012 22:40:46 | More by RWNewhouse
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the BAer who brought this to the Nov. '12 Philly burbs bottle share. Ray (baybum) I think. I'm not sure what vintage this one was.

Dark brown pour, hazy, with a small off-white head that dissipated mostly, leaving some thin lacing behind. Caramel malts in the nose, stone fruits, herbal hops and a touch of smoke. I actually got quite a bit of oak up front in this one, pretty toasty at that, caramel, peach and pear, a little raisin, yeast, herbal hops; no vanilla detected. Medium body, moderate carbonation, drinkable, and decent overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 09:27:15 | More by Rifugium
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stephendedalus

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a February 2005 (750 ml) bottle. Poured a deep brown/caramel colour -- decent carbonation and a nice head (maintained head for several minutes). Smell is underwhelming -- expecting more -- just hints of vanilla and oak/bourbon with alcohol spiciness. Taste has the base notes of a dubbel acccented with the expected vanilla and oak flavors -- not much else going on. Pretty good mouthfeel and at 10.4% this is a very drinkable beer -- the ABV will sneak up on you. However, the verdict, unfortunately, is that this is less of an Odyssey and more of a (pleasant) three hour tour. Gilligan!

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2005 04:16:00 | More by stephendedalus
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Finnegan's

A- dark amber to brown, with little head or lacing

S- get some roasted malts and coffee, get the oak faintly

T- Almost like a light stout. Coffee, roasted malts, some chocolate notes. The oak is noticeable but not overpowering. Slight bittern finish.

M- Medium bodied, creamy semi-dry finish.

O- Again with Allagash I am not all that impressed. Not sure what I was expecting with this beer but not sure I would get it again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2011 16:48:59 | More by kawilliams81
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ppoitras for shipping me this about a year ago. Bottle is from July '09 & has been resting in great comfort since it arrived. Split with my wife, who's making cheesecake for tomorrow. Love that girl.

Another thanks for taping the cage-and-cork: one gentle tug & the cork nearly levitates from the bottles. Pours such a dark crimson to be mistaken for black, until I hold it up to the light, twisting & turning, looking for a glimmer of color. There, yup. Deep red. Lots of Belgian yeast in the nose, along with clove, banana, this one sets up like a dubbel.

Odyssey warms the cockles of my throat immediately with it's 10% ABV. Beyond the alcohol, there's a strong Belgian yeast component that blurs everything else together, coming on a bit forward for my taste. Tics of dark fruits, wheat (?), & soft sweetness. But the yeast dominates, limiting both it's tastiness & drinkability into the "pretty good" range. A bit prickly; the avid carbonation was evident immediately in the ease with which the cork ended up in the garbage. If I hadn't read the "oak" on the label I might not have picked it out. Evident only in the mild drying on the end of a sip.

Good brew. Above average in all respects but nothing that stands out.

EDIT: just read the description & realized it's a Belgian "wheat" beer. Couldn't figure out where the wheatiness was coming from, now I know I'm not crazy.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 03:46:08 | More by maximum12
Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 894 ratings.