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Allagash Avancé - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash AvancéAllagash Avancé

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89
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13%


Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Allagash Avance is a product of patience. Aged with strawberries for three years in bourbon barrels, this strong, sour ale has the aroma of strawberry preserves and toasted oak. The oak and berries continue their presence in flavor, and compliment the sweet, warm finish.

(Beer added by: wedgie9 on 05-12-2010)
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ahalloin

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured at the Lupulin Renuless at RFD June 2. I love it when brewers for these events actually bring hard to acquire beer as opposed to stuff I could buy off the shelf in my area or nearby. Kudos to Rob Tod for bringing two little beauties.

Pours a dark reddish raspberry color with a slightly off white head. Almost brilliant clairy but with some slight haze. Great looking beer.

The aroma is big and pungent with loads of jammy notes. At first I was thinking it was raspberries but then Rob talked about the beer and said it was strawberries were used. Berry sweetness mingles with medium sour notes. The signature of the oak barrel is prevalent as well.

The taste is exactly what you'd expect from the description and smell. Strong berry components coupled with strong lactic sour and barnyard funk notes. The strawberry flavor seems a bit articial though.

The mouthfeel is quite nice with medium high carbonation and a drying finish that refreshes. The 10.8% ABV is well masked.

Overall this is a very neat beer to get to try. I haven't had too many beers that incorporate strawberries so successfully. My one gripe would be the artificial nature of the strawberry flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2011 19:19:26 | More by ahalloin
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Allagash Avancé from Allagash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.