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Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

881 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 881
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 229
Gots: 174 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Jack_Malts

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Medium to full body, Medium carbonation. Slightly unpleasant finish that turns in to a warm wonderful aftertaste.

I’ll start by saying that I don’t like the Belgian yeast profile in general. There’s something spicy and funky about it that doesn't appeal to me. I’m definitely not a big fan of BSDAs. I wish I was though, then maybe I could enjoy this obviously good beer. The thing that I enjoy most is the aftertaste, where vanilla, oak, and a general warmth stick around for quite a while. Up front it’s a very satisfying sweet, grainy, spicy flavor profile. I am not a fan of the finish. Bitter funk dominates. So, between the front and the aftertaste, the stuff I don’t like about BSDAs really comes out. If you like BSDAs you’ll probably love it. I don’t know. A satisfying experience however. I drank it, so that definitely means its good. Some of the lamer BSDAs I can’t even finish. I probably shouldn't even be reviewing this beer. Do try.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 03:47:27 | More by Jack_Malts
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 881 ratings.