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Allagash Odyssey - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

892 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 892
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 231
Gots: 177 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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Connecticut

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California

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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California

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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown with hints of ruby, decent light tan head and some lacing

S-dark fruit, roasted malt, belgian sugar, spices, little oak and vanilla

T-roasted malt, light molasses, oak , little vanilla, raisins, plums, hint of chocolate

F-medium body with medium carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-nice sipping beer, good for dessert

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 18:53:36 | More by MDDMD
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New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown color, almost into stout territory. The head is a finger high, with a mocha shade. It's superbly creamy-looking, and has excellent retention. A creamy ring of lacing sticks to the glass. Very aesthetically pleasing.

S: Very much like a Belgian stout, in a manner of speaking. I'm getting goodly amounts of chocolate, brown sugar, toast, and smoke. Subtle hints of dark fruits lie beneath those primary notes. I'm also getting the oak barrel in a subtle expression - very soft hints of toasted coconut and vanilla can be found. I was disappointed at the lack of Belgian presence at first, but it develops a nice tone of biscuit after a while. It hits all of the right notes quite well.

T: A nice initial flavor of chocolate and brown sugar open it up. Then it transitions into coffee, and it finishes off with some Belgian yeast characteristics - biscuit, black pepper, and white grapes. Oak is gentle throughout. I think it could stand to be brighter: all of the sweet chocolate and brown sugar notes are very rich, almost to a fault. Having said that, this drinks like pure luxury.

M: Holy fork, this is one creamy-feeling beer. Easily, this is the most velvety soft Belgian-style beer I've ever had. The extremely fine carbonation is part of the reason why. Creamy, rich...and despite the dry finish, not spectacularly drinkable. The alcohol is hidden superbly, however.

O: Everything apart from the taste is excellent, and even the latter is still pretty good. Maybe it's just personal tastes - this is superbly crafted, but not to my BSDA preferences. This is an excellent dessert beer, however (definitely worth snagging another to age a year or two).

Serving type: bottle

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 892 ratings.