Allagash Musette - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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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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 185 ratings.