Allagash Musette - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Sephiroth:
4.15/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled in August of 2006. Pours with lots of carbonation, some lacing, the beer is brown with a touch of red. Smells fruity, a little yeasty, the oak is there too.
Taste is new and unique to me. Like a Belgian brown ale that has been barrel-aged, not a Wee-Heavy. I think the oak is a little overpowering for the rest of the beer. I can just barely separate the fruity malt from the oak, which adds a dry character. I am having trouble identifying any particular flavor, so I will leave it at that. However, it does have that special something that makes this beer taste "authentically Belgian," I think it is Allagash's yeast, as all their beers have that character.
Mouthfeel is excellent, and as this warms, I am liking it better than my words above might suggest. There is no trace of the high alcohol content, and...just tasted some bourbon... I will buy at least one more of these to cellar.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2006 04:32:29 | More by Sephiroth
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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.