Allagash Musette - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ego:
3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
found for $12.99 (yeah, they mismarked it)
well carbonated, one finger of clingy/semi chunky head, lacing is decent, deep brown with some amber highlights, pretty good looking
strong sweet aromas, the yeast plays almost perfectly off the sweetness, the alcohol is in the nose but not astringent in any way, underneath is a mat of dryness, it almost has a grape/wine odor component, very nice.
nice and almost creamy in the mouth, good body, the alcohol warms but does not affect the flavor in the mouth, the is a touch of bitterness left in the back caverns of your tongue, everything you smell is identical to the taste, it is a touch sweet but not overly so, it finishes dry and almost peaty? dare I say? This is pretty easy drinking for the ABV as it is a touch lighter than alot of scotch ales. (and also not as "too sweet" as some scotch ales)
$20 a bottle? I think that is a bit much. Granted I paid less and for that money I would buy it in a second.
Serving type: bottle
08-03-2006 02:25:02 | More by Ego
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2.63/5 rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
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.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2011 05:50:22 | More by Spider889
Allagash Musette from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.