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Allagash Fluxus 2009 - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

101 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Fluxus '09 was brewed in the style of the traditional Saison. For our twist, we added sweet potatoes, black pepper and a generous amount of hops. Sweet potatoes not only enhance its pale orange appearance, they contribute significant body. Centennial hops produce a bold grapefruit aroma, which is followed by a mild, honeysuckle sweetness. The intensity of both the pepper and hops are felt throughout, leaving a lingering warmth on the tongue. Papya, citrus and pepper dominate the flavor profile.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2009)
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alysmith4

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3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The main thing that I would say about this beer is that it is a million times better when it warms. Most beers are, but this was like having two totally different beers. It's also a lot more like a Belgain Pale than a Saison, but regardless - it was pretty tasty. Mouthfeel and appearance were average. Smell is of sugar, honey, bananas, and pepper. Taste is a tad more caramelized, with added notes of pears and apples and a definite black pepper finish. It also has this very "Allagashy" flavor, like I could tell I was drinking a beer produced by the makers of Allagash White or Allagash Triple. It wasn't my favorite, but I'd have it again.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2010 22:41:34 | More by alysmith4
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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.

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Allagash Fluxus 2009 from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.