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Allagash Fluxus 2007 - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 10-11-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed with Belgian Pilsner Malt and 25% Rye malt, the beer is full-bodied with a spicy, herbal taste. A floral note arises with the addition of Yarrow, which is a flowering plant that was historically used as an alternative to hops. The beer is hopped with Warrior and Brewers Gold which impart a subtle bitterness.
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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.03/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Cloudy orange-gold body with a full, foamy white head and a fair amount of lacing.

Smell: A strong plantlike odor, like nosily sniffing around a greenhouse. Beyond that, there's some yeast, spice, and honey candy.

Taste: Light, delicate pilsner maltiness with a bit of honey sweetness. Flavors of citrus, yeast, and along with a strongly weedy, plantlike taste flow by. It all comes together to taste like Ricola cough drop. I had my fingers crossed that the herbal yarrow taste would maybe, just maybe ease up as it warmed, but it only intensified.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Just as I didn't find the Weyerbacher Decadence (with it's unique addition of the gentian botanical) to be all that enjoyable, the same goes for the Allgash Fluxus. I, for one, am glad the Gold Age of Gruits is long over.

Photo of craytonic
3.16/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of Floydster
3.17/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

8 ounce fancy glass at Naja's Place for $7.50, consumed August 18th, reviewed from notes

A-Golden light yellow color, one inch foamy white head, not much retention, some lacing
S-Belgian yeast, tons of different herbs, grass, wheat, lemon, other citrus, and ginger
T-First thing I noticed was the sugary yeast and the herbal notes, the middle had some sweet malt and ginger, finish was dry with more fruit and some neutral lemon, lots of grassy flavors once it warmed up and this is when it took a turn for the worse with me, could not handle all the plant-like and sweet tastes, needed to stay dryer throughout
M-Sweet, herbal, sugary, and pungent mouthfeel, medium bodied, too syrupy and needs more carbonation, taste lingered long
D-ABV is high and you can taste it, herbs and sweetness makes it even harder to drink, heavy on the stomach, not smooth, did not finish my glass

I do not get to drink Allagash brews much because they are so expensive but thought I would give this one a whirl being that they named it after their new brewery and all, would not drink again especially for the price, only drink if you are very curious

Photo of Viggo
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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!

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle, corked and caged that was purchased at Whole Foods a while back. Decanted into an oversized wine glass and consumed on 07/27/2008.

I had this one sitting in the fridge for a good long while before I decided to open it up and see what it was all about. Let it warm up a touch before decanting, producing a honey gold colored liquid, with a good amount of haze to it. Some light carbonation could be seen coming up from the bottom of the glass as well. A good sized head of perhaps two inches settled down very nicely into a thin layer across the top which hung around until the end of the session, pretty darn good look after all.

The aroma was light, full of grain and light yeast notes. Hints of pear, and apple were the dominant force here, quickly followed by a nice touch of spice and an almost bread like malt tone, really interesting. The flavor though went way down hill for me. I was under impressed, after all I had high hopes for this one. Started out decent, albeit light, with a good touch of spice in it. Yarrow had a weird taste, almost like carrot to me or something, but rest assured it did not help at all. Light fruits, pears mostly and touches of apples were all over this one. Good Mouthfeel, light with decent carbonation. Weird finish left me looking for something to drink, just not really sure it was that I was looking for.

Overall I don't know about this one. I had some big expectations, but it just did not wow me in any way, in fact it did the opposite, still though better then most of the brews out there, I just could not see myself getting this one again.

Photo of Hophead101
3.54/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured into chalice glass. I am a big fan of Allagash so I was excited to try this beer. Let it sit for a few minutes to let it warm up a bit. it is a new tribute series where they are donating $1 per bottle to charity.

Cloudy light brown/tan color. Smell had nice light hints of the yarrow. very interesting spice. taste is the same as the smell. I have never experienced yarrow before - so it was definitely unique. Good flavor - soft on the tongue and flavors spread nicely throughout the entire mouth. Got even better as the beer warmed up.

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy sugary peach colour. Lace in glass. Malty herbal aroma. Medium mouth feel. Woody spicey taste,licorice and other herbal favorites with woody finish. Subtle hop, on purpose. Active carbonation.More of these with the hop shortage? A little too sweet and lie a herbal tea concotion.

Photo of braugon
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of grub
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ, listed on their website as a Double White with ginger added,

A: Pours a cloudy yellow, with a full cloudy-white head which leaves solid Belgian lace.

S: Smells like a Belgian pale, apples, pear esters, orange.

T: Taste is strongly Belgian and yeasty. Estery, with a solid spice note - pepper and light ginger, sugary at times.

M: Carbonation is prevalent in the pour, but very light on the tongue, medium-bodied, does not seem strong at all.

D: Quite a tasty beer from Allagash, probably the best I have had from them since Interlude, looking forward to trying Four in the near future. Try it if you see it near you, but not a must have.

Photo of hero27
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

corked & caged 750ml bottle.
10% abv

Thrown in as an extra from barleywinebrewer, much appreciated!

Pours a cloudy peach, bubbles struggle to push their way up from the bottom of the glass.
Floral hop aroma with a generous amount of Belgian yeast..candied apples, blood oranges, and pears marinated in alcohol..mmm..
Flavor consists of some booziness up-front mixed with orange peel, apples, lemongrass, and caramel malt.

Residual sweetness may be a bit over-the-top, but overall this is a really good Belgian-style pale ale.

Photo of jhu1995
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Unclemattie: Poured a deep orangey/beige color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and some lacing. Aroma comprised a spicy yeast note with some spices mix and deep Belgian malt. Taste consisted in full Belgian malt with some sweet notes which were well balance with spicy yeast notes and some nice spices mix. Full body with some great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very good overall but there seams to be lacking something in here.

Photo of Onslow
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

first beer of the day with my boy stumac and company ... this beer pours with quite a spice portfolio... is the colour of a old gold coin with a slight haze to it .... some nice flavours, i pick up honey ... an enjoyable brew, summer-ish but still full... nice stuff and a perfect opener ...

Photo of shivtim
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Brick Store. Thanks, Dave!
Served in a chalice. Hazy orange/copper, with a huge foamy white head and nice streams of carbonation. Nose is sweet fruits, plums, raw earth, and bubblegum, and alcohol. Taste is very unique. There's underlying Belgian qualities, and an interesting root-like flavor. Earthy green vegetable stalks, and dry hops on the end. A very raw, starchy, grainy intense flavor. Interesting! Mouthfeel is a little dry, but it works. Drinkability is good but at 10% it's certainly not a session beer.

Photo of alyankus
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of RiekerStarBrew
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was served to me from the bottle into my sniffer glass. The color was a cloudy yellow, which struck as an odd color that I had never seen in beer before. The aroma was a mustard seed fragrance leaning toward herbal with a fresh flower essence. There was also a hint of alcohol. The fresh flower presence continued into the flavor. It had a good malty base so characteristics like herbs and flowers blended well. There was a hop presence which helped balance out the complexity of the beer and helped finish it out. The mouthfeel was good with decent carbonation. This was first time I had tried a beer featuring yarrow seed and was impressed.

Photo of cbl2
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11/24/2007 $19.99 750 mL 10.00% No best by date.

Appearance:

Pours a hazy medium orange with half an inch of tight white head that is slow to settle, and constantly replenished by fine champagne-like carbonation.

Aroma:

Dry and earthy with notes of herbs and a touch of mushrooms.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Fine carbonation tickles the tongue creating a pleasant mouthfeel coupled with a mildly sweet yet very earthy (herbal, grassy, a touch of licorice) palate. As all of Allagash's beers, this is well crafted, and enjoyable, but very pricey, and not necessarily worth the cost.

Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Cage-corked 750 ml bottle, poured slowly into a wide-mouth glass:

Pours hazed golden with a thin, lasting, off-white head. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is grainy and grassy with herbal notes (that would be the yarrow, I assume - can't say I would be able to pinpoint yarrow, as I don't think I've smelled it before - but I'll take the strong herbal notes to be that.)

The taste is of sweet grain and candy balanced by grassy and herbal (almost medicinal) bitterness/spicing. It has a boozy kick in the dry finish.

The light-to-medium body is very creamy.

This is a slow sipper - alcohol, while being reasonably well-covered for the 10% abv, is still quite sharp. Sweet and herbal. Can't really say that I would get it again, as the price is pretty steep for what it is, IMO. But, it was very nice to try it once.

Photo of rajendra82
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer came in a very handsome package, the corked and caged bottling method added an aura of authenticity, and the label depicting a Yarrow plant looked quite elegant to me. The beer itself came out a bit cloudy and orange, but the head was steady, well proportioned and produced curtains of lace. The smell was herbal, floral, and green, which I am assuming is a result of the Yarrow. There were hints of black pepper and citrus in the nose as well. This is not marketed as a Christmas beer, but would serve well as one due to this aroma. The flavor followed the smell in a logical manner with sweet, woody, and earthy overtones. Some hops were also detectable as a bitter aftertaste. The alcohol was well hidden as no burn was detected. Medium in mouthfeel with a creamy texture resulting from fine natural carbonation. A delicate and organic pleasure.

Photo of brentk56
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Seattleman
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of RustyDiamond
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Allagash Fluxus 2007 from Allagash Brewing Company
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