Allagash Fluxus 2007 - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev +9.1%
Happened upon this bottle at mountview plaza, last week. I didn't realize it was the 07 until today HALFWAY through drinking it. Pure gold!
A. Pours a rosy gold; a coppery hue with just a little haze and a slight orange-pink tint. A thin head rapidly fades into a placid, clean surface.
S. The aroma is incredible: a sort of a belgian barlwine. Spice is strong, but a deep malt comes through and tends to dominate in the form of ripe raisins, molasses.
T,M. A huge spicy flavor stuns the tongue. There is only a mild cloying sugaryness, paired with a complex white wine alcohol bite. Its big alcohol isn't hidden, but isn't raging. Its soft and palattable. It has a bright and dry entry, but a thick departure. It is much less carbonated and heady than I hoped, but then again it is from 2007.
O. After being amazed by its brilliance, I looked up this beer on BA and now feel even more blessed to have had it. Snatch it up if you find it.
08-16-2011 01:08:58 | More by NuclearRich
4.05/5 rDev -0.7%
Courtesy of stevefinny.
A: golden yellow with just a hint of carbonation.
S: very nice Yarrow spice and sweetness, maybe a little fruity undertones.
T: creamy and slightly sweet with some flower characteristics adding to the smoothness.
M/O: very nice change of pace. Overall I would have liked a little more carbonation on the mouth, but for 4 years old, an excellent beer.
06-04-2011 19:21:56 | More by TJBurgess
4.22/5 rDev +3.4%
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue VI:
A bit of extreme brewing going on here. We are staring at a bottle of Belgian Strong Pale that has a grain bill of 25-percent rye malt (holy crap!!) and is also brewed with yarrow, which is an herb that predates hops in flavoring beer. The aroma is bursting with spicy rye, the fruity alcohol of apricot and star fruit and some bittersweet yarrow. The smoothness was granted by the beer god, amazing. Chewy medium body. Maltiness comes off a little sweet and creamy then quickly turns biscuity and spicy. The alcohol is very prevalent but not pushy, with a warming wave of black pepper and a mild tropical fruitiness. Medicinal phenols set in as well as the bittersweet yarrow balances out the maltiness and fruitiness. Yeast, residual malt, phenol and yarrow are all present in a very complex semidry finish.
Absolutely delicious, complex enough to pair with the most pungent of cheeses, yet still approachable enough to drink on its own.
09-10-2010 13:39:37 | More by BeerAdvocate
4/5 rDev -2%
Poured into a wide-mouthed snifter. Hazy blood orange with a smallish white head that quickly dissipates leaving a nice ring.
Lemongrass on the aroma, some rock candy, orange blossom honey.
Coriander and fragrant spice immediately noted. Big malt to balance the spice. Subtle lemon and orange. A lot of spice actually. Bitter on the backend, dry. Perfect carbonation.
Alcohol very well hidden.
07-21-2010 19:25:41 | More by RustyDiamond
3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
Appearance: Like all the Allagash beers, this one looks great, with a huge authentic Belgian head sitting atop a cloudy amber color, taking its time; lots of Belgian lace, as well
Smell: Smells a bit like a European fruit liqueur with coriander and anise elements, as well; maybe the fruit was pear, maybe raspberry -it's hard to tell; I wouldn't yarrow if it was sitting on a plate before me
Taste: On the palate, the taste is more pear-like, with an apricot, anise, coriander and Ricola character developing by mid-palate; lots of alcohol flavor too (imagine what this must have been like two years ago); after the swallow, the white pepper, rye and Ricola flavor dominates through the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; considerable warmth in the gullet
Drinkability: It is certainly interesting and unique, but I wouldn't seek it out again; glad I had the chance to try it, though
07-07-2009 00:52:26 | More by brentk56
3.93/5 rDev -3.7%
The 07 Allagash fluxus poured a deep golden color with a nice but not substantial head. Great lacing on top of he glass. It smells and tastes like a tripel with a slightly herbaceous twist. Very drinkable for 10%. Aged very well I look forward to my next botle.
04-28-2009 01:05:06 | More by alyankus
District of Columbia
3.13/5 rDev -23.3%
Appearance: Gorgeous Belgian head Allagash typically delivers, nice lacing. Hazy peach-straw-amber color.
Smell: Strong herbal aroma, lots of spice and pepper.
Taste: Reminds me of their trippel with herbs added. Herbs are a little bitter and not to my liking. Very medicinal, like ricola.
Mouthfeel: Typical for Allagash, although not quite as full or as creamy as normal, and not quite perfect carbonation.
Drinkability: Given the high ABV and strength of the herbs/yarrow, you have to sip this very slowly. One of the few Allagash offerings I haven't finished, and by far my least favorite. Most of their bottles are worth the price but this one is not.
03-23-2009 16:24:06 | More by craytonic
3.83/5 rDev -6.1%
750ml bottle, corked and caged. sampled dec 31/08.
pours hazy orange with a fluffy off-white head. the head drops slowly and leaves tons of lace behind.
aroma is nice. light alcohol. light and tropical fruits - mango, peach, bit of apricot. white bread. cracker. touch of grain. hint of pine and grapefruit. floral.
taste is good. fairly low bitterness level. orange peel. bit of grapefruit. tangerine. wheat bread and cracker. touch of biscuit. alcohol. there's that bit of tropical fruit too, but more subdued than in the aroma. nice spiced component too - cardamom and an herbal almost minty character.
mouthfeel is good. just under medium body with just above medium carbonation level.
drinkability is nice. the alcohol is a bit warm, more than i expected, but the larger than average malt profile helps balance it. the herbal and minty character was unexpected but it worked for me.
01-01-2009 00:36:18 | More by grub
3.48/5 rDev -14.7%
750 ml corked and caged bottle, big thanks to grub for opening on NYE tasting.
Pours a lightly cloudy orange/amber, thin white head forms, quickly settles to a thin ring around the glass, drops some nice lacing, few bubbles hang out in the middle. Smell is nice, very malty, sugary, dried fruit, light floral, caramel, alcohol, some yeastiness and spice; a bit peppery, nothing fancy but smells good. Taste is sweet and malty as well, light citrus, some rind, significant alcohol, light winey character, some sherry, peppery spice, but alcohol takes over a lot of flavour. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to high carbonation, significant burn going down. Interesting strong pale, and tasty, but the alcohol is way too forward for this style. Thanks Russ!
01-01-2009 00:31:42 | More by Viggo
4.25/5 rDev +4.2%
I shared a 750 ml caged and corked bottle with my son's for Thanksgiving. We poured into large tulips.
A: It poured a hazy amber and orange body with a slight off-white head that did not last long. There was spotty and limited lacing.
S: It had a yeasty and malty aroma with a very floral presence attributable to the yarrow (I'd love more beers to play with this additive). Berry fruit aroma (strawberries).
T: It had a balanced and complex flavor profile. It had a dry and sweet malt front with upfront fruit flavors including oranges, strawberries and apricots. The blend of fruit and yeast gave it a dry, yet refreshing flavor. The alcohol was well hidden.
M: It was medium bodied with a fruity, sweet front and a dry and clean finish. Modest carbonation and a clean aftertaste.
D: It was an enjoyable and entertaining beer. It would make a wonderful session beer.
12-21-2008 15:47:16 | More by dnichols
3.85/5 rDev -5.6%
Pours an orange-golden color with a fluffy head and well-carbonated. Smell is very earthy with some light alcohol. Taste is earthy and herbal with some caramel notes. Alcohol is not as noticeable as it was in the aroma. Medium-bodied and creamy on the tongue. Thought is was fiarly drinkable, but some may find it harder than others.
11-02-2008 19:56:27 | More by jhu1995
4.22/5 rDev +3.4%
Found this one in my cellar. Its been there for at least a year but I'm not sure how long I've been aging it. Corked bottle opens with a slight pop. Poured into a chalice. Beer pours a dark hazy straw color with a one finger head that quickly subsides to a lacy film. Smell is grassy sweet with lemon notes and some hop. Taste starts with malty sweetness upfront with citrus and fades to a hoppy background. The end note is a alcohol warming. About half way through the glass the hops become more assertive. This beer is brewed with yarrow, however I'm not familiar with yarrow so I can't say how it plays on the flavor and the smell. As the glass draws down the alcohol warming effect becomes more pronounced. This is a sipping beer. The mouth is full bodied with a little more carbonation than I would have preferred. All in all this is a good beer to sit back and enjoy.
10-26-2008 14:51:50 | More by gosurfobx
Allagash Fluxus 2007 from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.