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Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

940 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 940
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 241
Gots: 192 | FT: 20
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

wdarcy77, Apr 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

waiting4lunch, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.45/5  rDev -19%
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...

TMoney2591, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Mikecap, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

jjheinrichs, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

DRBiser, Apr 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

wroywel, Apr 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

CATVDK, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

PhatAtUT, Apr 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

tneenan1, Apr 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

trisweb, Apr 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

DelicateDelirium, Apr 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

bellce0, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ystazi, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.55/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

coreyfmcdonald, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

DrStiffington, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

imfrommichigan, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Keith_R, Mar 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

user785335, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Ankur, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

IdrinkGas, Mar 21, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

grahamboudreaux, Mar 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

PriorDoubleDark, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Abnrml, Mar 12, 2013
Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 940 ratings.