Allagash Musette - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phatz:
4.55/5 rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Served on-tap at Tria in Philadelphia PA.
Allagash continues to impress me. Another great beer from a brewery that has yet to disappoint.
Appearance: Serve an attractive dark red burgundy color with an ivory head and ring after ring of decorative impressive lacing lining the walls of the glass.
Smell: Sweet caramel syrup, malt, sugars, oak, smoky, vanilla and more caramel malt, load the nose with a rich aroma.
Taste & Mouthfeel: This is a beautifully balanced, well blended sweet beer with barley, maple, caramel malt, oak flavors. Barrel oak vanilla notes bittersweet chocolate, grape and some spices are wrapped in a super silky smooth body; and a light warming dryness on the cheeks. Brilliant!
Drinkability: I love this sweet easy beer. It is big and built for sipping but I could sip it all day. =)
Hope this is helpful.
Serving type: on-tap
02-05-2007 01:11:21 | More by Phatz
More User Reviews:
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.