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Allagash Musette - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash MusetteAllagash Musette

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 39
Gots: 6 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 06-23-2006)
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
BOTTLED: March 2008 (650 Cases)
Thanks to Traquairlover for this one.

This pours a very dark ruby color, with copper overtones. Almost three-fingers of light tan colored, fluffy foam sits on top. Retention is great and lacing is somewhat wispy, but very sticky.

The nose is full of sweet maltiness, which I expect from a Wee Heavy. There is a nice earthy/nuttiness present. Mild notes of good butterey oakiness. Tiny hint of smoke.
This is definitely a good nose, but not nearly as big as anticipated.

The flavor is a little more subdued than expected, also. Good levels of sweet maltiness. An equal level of butterey oak flavor. Mild spiciness and a good nutty earthy flavor.

Nicely full-bodied. 'Medium plus' level of carbonation. Quite smooth and even lightly creamy.

The 10%abv is nearly undetectable, while drinking this one. The smooth, mild flavor help make this one a nicely drinkable brew.
While this one started out positively and still ended well, I'll add that in the realm of Wee Heavy's this one is on the 'lighter' end of the scale. I enjoy mine a bit more bold, generally, but this one is sure easy to drink. This would be a good one for me to have on hand, for just drinking, if Allagash were available in Oklahoma.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2009 03:15:42 | More by coldmeat23
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Allagash Musette from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.