Allagash Fluxus 2009 - Allagash Brewing Company
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Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 71 | Display Reviews Only:
4.21/5 rDev +2.9%
How served: 750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a De Dolle Brouwers Oebier glass.
Tasted on: March 2, 2013
Notes: This is from batch #1. This beer is no longer brewed. This Ale is Brewed with Sweet Potatoes & Black Pepper
A: The cork came out of the bottle with a nice “pop”. The beer poured a mostly clear light golden color with a few floaters. The head was white and about 2 fingers high which left a thin sticky lacing on the glass.
N: The nose was very floral, herbal and peppery. There were also hints of honey and an earthy funkiness.
T: The 1st thing that hits me as I tasted this beer is the ground pepper and the spices from the yeast. Mid way through I picked up some sweetness from the malts, brown sugar and a mild orangey flavor which mixed with the pepper, spices and earth flavors as well as a very faint pumpin pie (guess the punpkin pie was from the sweet potato). This beer finishes on the dry side with a very refreshing finishes which lingers on the tongue.
M: This beer had a medium crisp body with a nice carbonation level.
O: Overall I did this was a very delicious beer and very true to the Saison style, hopeful someday Allagash will make this one again.
07-02-2013 21:37:31 | More by uturn
4.33/5 rDev +5.9%
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2009 batch 2. Pours lightly cloudy golden orange color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big pear, apple, sweet potato, pepper, clove, grape, earth, caramel, herbal, and yeast spices. Fantastic aromas with huge complexity and great balance; does not feel overly sweet at all. Taste of pear, grape, sweet potato, biscuit, brown sugar, pepper, herbal, earth, clove, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of pear, grape, biscuit, brown sugar, pepper, caramel, herbal, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; no cloying flavors at all, slightly dry on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick and quite crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic saison style! Very high complexity with great balance; and very crisp and smooth sip on. Highly enjoyable stuff!
09-01-2012 05:33:31 | More by superspak
3.6/5 rDev -12%
Served in a Duvel tulip glass.
A discounted bottle means I'm finally biting. This stuff pours a hazy auburn-gold topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet biscuit, light honey, Belgian yeast, light green apple, clove, a pinch of nutmeg, and a smattering of light hay throughout the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with an earthier character all around, and a touch of added sweetness throughout. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a pretty nice saison, though I'm not sure the sweet potato really shined through as much as it could have. Of course, this could be from the couple years of age...
03-18-2012 19:55:45 | More by TMoney2591
3.95/5 rDev -3.4%
Batch # 1.
Pours a murky light honey orange with a 1 inch puffy white head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Small chunks of lace slowly slide back into the remaining beer on the drink down. Lots of sediment is floating around in the glass after the pour. Smell is of malt, yeast, and some peppery, sweet potato, and minty aromas. Taste is of malt, yeast, black pepper, and subtle sweet potato. There is a minty aftertaste I am getting with this one. This beer has a light crispness with a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.
02-06-2012 05:47:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
Thanks, Blake, for this awesome 750!
A- Pours a darker straw/golden color with a very large fluffy, white, bubbly head. Very clear liquid with a plethora of visible bubbles within.
S- Really smell those sweet potatoes! Now, whether I would know those were sweet potatoes without the bottle telling me.. I'm not sure? Also has a marshmallow-y caramel scent with some slight esters. Overall a sweeter presence in the nose.
T/M- Just as advertised on the label and first experienced in the aroma- I really get a ton of sweet potato flavor, and that is backed up by the nice spicy peppercorns. Flavors overall mimic nose closely, making this a light bodied, but sweet beer. There are hints of butterscotch, but it comes off as a complex flavor addition rather than a diacetyl flaw. Body is pretty light and damn well carbonated! Though it doesn't taste like a saison it sure feels like one. Alcohol incredibly hidden!
O- Interesting concept for sure. I liked this, but it did get a little old after awhile. Pretty straight forward with what they is in it and what it tastes like. Kinda was similar to a light bodied, liquid, sweet potato casserole! Sign me up for more, just not a 750.
01-30-2012 19:51:16 | More by TheGordianKnot
Allagash Fluxus 2009 from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.