Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev +4.5%
750ml C&C bottle. Bottling: February 2011. 10.4% ABV. Served in a tulip at cellar temperature.
Pours a deep ruby-red brown, almost black. A huge, more than three finger head of meringue-like beige foam. A lot of lacing clings to the glass.
Aroma is very grassy and earthy and quite dry. Some sweet chocolate malt sneaks through. Some Belgian candi sugar. A hint of dry vanilla oak.
Flavor is quite delicate and is a nice balance of bitter hops and roasty chocolate malt. Mildly sweet with dark fruit notes. Maybe a touch of alcohol in the finish, but extremely well buried. I know this is a wheat based beer, but the overall flavor is much more complex than expected. You can pick up some notes from the barrel aging, but it's quite light.
Medium bodied with extremely nice, medium super-soft natural carbonation. Fantastic mouthfeel.
I really love this beer. Great flavor and mouthfeel. Nothing about it is of an extreme nature, yet the ABV kicks in above 10%, and isn't noticeable. Amazing.
11-29-2011 00:04:58 | More by brotherloco
Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.