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Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

915 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 915
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 237
Gots: 183 | 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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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.6%

05-27-2014 14:52:41 | More by ShanePB
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-26-2014 15:32:39 | More by StaveHooks
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kev916


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-25-2014 21:41:36 | More by kev916
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dar482

New York

3.99/5  rDev -6.3%

The aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, sweet caramel, and cffee.

The flavor follows of chocolate, porter roasted malt quality, and then plums and a yeast. A lacking mid palate then onto an oak quality.

The beer is quite sweet and bready, but dries off on the finish with woody oak barrel.

05-24-2014 23:11:36 | More by dar482
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YieldToNothing

New York

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-24-2014 01:52:25 | More by YieldToNothing
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gr0g

New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +3.1%

2014 Vintage. Dark brown, chestnut even, with mahogany highlights. A really nice-looking head with great persistence, leaving some almost equally nice lacing. Aroma is a match for the best Belgian quads, and it has some interesting differences. The wheat is definitely detectable, smelling a bit like a Weizenbock. Hints of clove and banana. Besides that, there's a whiff of cocoa, then it segues into ripe raisin and date. Top it all off with oaky vanilla. An intricate aroma.

The flavor is almost equally complex. Robust, malty, not that sweet. The flavor profile stays mostly true to Quad/BSDA, the wheat character being quite muted. Dark malts and dark fruits are dominant. More fruity esters and a touch more sweetness would take this to next level. Slightly sticky, throat-coating mouthfeel. Carbonation is almost pillowy-soft. Some oak and just a hint of alcohol on the finish.

Allagash Odyssey is great, much better than "Four." This is, for all intents and purposes, a Quad. Not quite as good overall as the Trappist titans, but it holds it's own.

05-24-2014 00:40:22 | More by gr0g
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jaemeno3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-23-2014 20:19:43 | More by jaemeno3
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-22-2014 16:44:03 | More by NJBeer265
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-21-2014 00:41:59 | More by HollyHops
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BG718

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-18-2014 18:10:40 | More by BG718
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

05-17-2014 22:43:17 | More by MonkeyBread
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-17-2014 01:39:37 | More by dvmin98
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-16-2014 08:18:33 | More by zestar
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heatherzbeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-14-2014 02:02:21 | More by heatherzbeer
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kidzord

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-12-2014 16:01:09 | More by comfortablynirm
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-11-2014 15:31:46 | More by apasternak
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-11-2014 02:42:32 | More by Kurmaraja
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-10-2014 18:53:10 | More by PatGreer
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-09-2014 02:12:43 | More by bubseymour
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kindestcut

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-07-2014 21:27:59 | More by kindestcut
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little_star

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-05-2014 22:03:12 | More by little_star
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-05-2014 00:20:48 | More by ZEB89
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brittanylicious

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-03-2014 12:58:22 | More by brittanylicious
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eldraque39

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

04-30-2014 02:24:32 | More by eldraque39
Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 915 ratings.