Allagash Avancé - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by sk8man121:
4.47/5 rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very much looking forward to this one. Thanks to tai4ji2x for the trade!
12.7 oz bottle poured into goblet. As far as I know, this was bottled about a year ago. My 120th review.
A: Pours a semi-translucent 3-tone crimson/caramel color. Nothing to look at, really.
S: Brettanomyces & honey up front. Strawberries are omnipresent. Vanilla from the barrels. Smells cloyingly sweet.
T: You can taste the base beer (Allagash Four), however it has been augmented dramatically. The barrel comes through big up front with bourbon and vanilla, followed by a beautiful strawberry-laden sweetness in the center. Very recognizable pediococcus presence brings in a tart, champagne-like finish. Compared to how this smells, the taste is off the charts.
M: Like most of Allagash's sour one-offs, effervescent and highly carbonated; dances on the tongue.
O: At first, I wasn't sure what to think of this beer; it comes off very sweet in the nose. One taste, though, and it's clear that Avancé is worthy of a great deal of praise. Walking through the barrel room at Allagash just last week, I noticed a few barrels of Avancé hanging out in the rafters. Let's hope this comes back at some point.
An exemplary beer that truly shows the merits of barrel-aging.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2011 01:41:02 | More by sk8man121
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4.03/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had on-tap at at Three Crow Restaurants one year anniversary party in Rockland Me.
Great coloring very good looking beer, smell was fantastic, with a bright big aroma,
Taste very sharp flavors strawberry pulls though the sour with a slight pucker.
Great rare treat one of many by Allagash that night
Serving type: on-tap
03-30-2014 20:42:07 | More by Jonny41
Allagash Avancé from Allagash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.