Allagash Musette - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by mcallister:
2.53/5 rDev -37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
Nothing really makes this beer stand out looks wise. A melted caramel brownish color with a small white head that does carry good retention. Not much imagination otherwise.
Sweet black cherry, with a toffeed malt hint and hints of oak. Sweet fig, raisin, brown sugar, and berries also come forth as this beer mingles in the glass awhile. A tad of alcohol also is present. The problem is that all of the aromas are very subdued.
Hmmm. Well I'm thoroughly dissapointed in this beer. I've been sitting on this for awhile now looking forward too the day of it's demise. Not sure if it's a bad bottle or just old but not at all what I expected. Lacking any complexity and not nearly the amount of oak to integrate I was imagining. Well live and die by the bottle:).
Again lots of dried berries, hints of toffee, milk chocolate, cherry, and a lackluster attempt at oak aging. An obvious belgian yeast was used in this and I think Allagash may have been better off using a traditional yeast with this one.
Thin and watery.
As for drinkability; considering it's price I will never try this beer again. Now I have all of these other Allagash "big beers" in my cellar that I've been looking forward too. Hopefully the others will turn out better.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2007 21:34:09 | More by mcallister
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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.