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Allagash Musette - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 41
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: barleywinebrewer on 05-22-2006

Our interpretation of a Belgian-inspired Scotch ale, Musette undergoes a caramelization process in the kettle, where the first runnings are condensed and caramelized, imparting a unique and subtle caramel character and amber color to the beer. Following fermentation, a portion of it is aged in oak bourbon barrels for three months. Musette features raisin and ripened banana aromas. Its taste is malty and caramel with a hint of roast, and its warm finish strikes a balance between dry and caramel characters with a hint of smoke.
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Pours clear with a tall head. A nice amber color with bright golden hues.

Smells delicious, very bretty and also quite sour. Mild mustiness and some caramel malt. I know it's a barrel-aged wee heavy, but this works too. Plus, I have very limited experience with Allagash and it seems everything they brew is either Belgian and/or sour.

Tastes nothing like the nose - like oxidized oak and caramel without any real sourness.

A bit hot and boozy.

Ultimately this turned out to be a beer pulled in opposite directions, and I am unclear which way the brewers intended it. But it appears to be an infected barrel with a bunch of oxidation from either that same barreling or from the age on this corked bottle.

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Allagash Musette from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.