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Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

895 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 895
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 232
Gots: 176 | 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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derekrick420

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-14-2013 02:17:03 | More by derekrick420
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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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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-11-2013 22:13:00 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-11-2013 02:37:54 | More by Atomicskis5
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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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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-08-2013 01:38:03 | More by wdarcy77
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-07-2013 23:16:52 | More by waiting4lunch
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a snifter at Bigby's Pour House.

Quick poll: Ulysses or Odysseus? Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-hazy sienna topped by a finger of glowing off-cream foam. The nose comprises earthy berries, light maple syrup, and dry biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, though now the berries are less tart, everything is generally sweeter, and some strong notes of oak make themselves more than known. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, an alright beer, but one that just seems too scattershot, too schizoid, to be truly effective to my tongue. Frankly, I'm glad I've held off on buying bottles of this in the $15 or so range...

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2013 20:11:37 | More by TMoney2591
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-07-2013 14:19:42 | More by Mikecap
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-07-2013 05:38:35 | More by jjheinrichs
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-06-2013 22:13:36 | More by DRBiser
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wroywel

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-06-2013 20:36:39 | More by wroywel
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CATVDK

Maine

5/5  rDev +17.6%

04-05-2013 20:26:31 | More by CATVDK
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PhatAtUT

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-05-2013 04:26:58 | More by PhatAtUT
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tneenan1

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

04-03-2013 23:36:27 | More by tneenan1
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trisweb

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-01-2013 15:12:13 | More by trisweb
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-31-2013 23:17:56 | More by DelicateDelirium
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bellce0

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-31-2013 21:19:19 | More by bellce0
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ystazi

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-31-2013 00:11:22 | More by ystazi
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a dark amber/brown with two fingers of fluffy head. Very good retention and lacing.

S: Caramel, cocoa powder, and sweet vanilla oak. A hint of dark fruits.

T: Caramel, a bit of prunes, and light vanilla. The flavors go well together, but this is not an overly complex BSDA.

M: Medium thickness with fairly strong carbonation.

O: The flavors go nicely together in this beer, but it's not very complex for the style. It's somewhere between a brown ale and a BSDA.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 01:50:10 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-28-2013 01:02:50 | More by DrStiffington
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imfrommichigan

Utah

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Keith_R

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-26-2013 23:25:55 | More by Keith_R
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user785335

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

03-24-2013 16:20:50 | More by user785335
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

03-24-2013 01:57:18 | More by Sparky44
Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 895 ratings.