Allagash Avancé - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by BearsOnAcid:
1.6/5 rDev -59.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1
Caramel body; off white head that reduces quickly
Malty mollasses and dark fruit aroma. Strange strawberries and cream aroma. When the beer is agitate a strong plastic/bandaid aroma become really offensive.
Light malty flavor. Little bit of sweetness but the mouthfeel is light as well. Strong pithy bitterness that is consistent with a lot of Allagash wilds. Charred oak and vanilla. Strawberry finish with a lingering funky bitterness. Very unpleasant drying sensation and plastic. This beer should've never been released. It's just a strange mix of flavors and bad off-flavors. It didn't change much at all since the release, which was a sample I poured down the drain, so I don't believe time will fix this beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2012 21:06:12 | More by BearsOnAcid
More User Reviews:
3.61/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
375 mL bottle poured into a wine glass.
Appearance - Slightly hazy reddish brown. More brownish red, I guess. Discrete bubbles in a medium collar.
Smell - Strawberry, vanilla, oak, and some acidity. Acetic mostly in nature.
Taste - Strawberry is nice. Not the freshest, but I get it. Tart strawberries backed by a hefty malt presence. Oak and vanilla in the back, almost like a bourbon barrel would lend. Moderately sour.
Mouthfeel - Medium heavy with a tempered sourness from the malt.
Overall - I like how balanced it is, but as a result nothing is standout.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2013 02:29:00 | More by Alieniloquium
3.74/5 rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
No reviews in about 8 months, might as well put my notes down. Served at Armsby Abbey at an Allagash tap event. Reviewed from notes.
A- Poured from the tap into an Allagash tulip with a dark red slightly hazy body. Just a bit of foam on top but no true head I would say. Ends looking like a wine with a lack of lace. Very old Wild Ale I guess none of this is surprising.
S- Berry forward nose like a jam or preserve in a way. Strawberries, blackberries and some cherry hints come to mind, kind of a medley. Some oak and a sort of Flanders acetic tart hint.
T- Like the nose, the bulk of the taste is made up of strawberry and that general berry medley/cocktail of flavors. Somewhat vinous with an oaked hint but not much from the barrels in general. Some acetic-balsamic acidity as well as a lemon sour hint that reminds me of lambics. Tiniest Bourbon alcohol hint.
MF- Super light bodied and fairly dried out like most Wild Ales. Moderately sour/tart and a complimentary moderate foamy carbonation.
Gets pretty sour after some time and just has a berry preserve sort of feel. Reminds me of some juice cocktails with berry flavors. Minimal barrel influence. Between the strong berry flavor and fairly high ABV something just feels too strong, hard to put a name to it. Just had an edge that wasn't as smooth as great Wilds.
Serving type: on-tap
08-13-2013 03:42:12 | More by cbutova
Allagash Avancé from Allagash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.