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Allagash Old HLT - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Old HLTAllagash Old HLT

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

174 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 174
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.27%


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

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brez07 on 05-12-2010)
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old HLT pours a hazy amber, with a small fizzy head. The foam disappears quickly leaving behind no lace.

The aroma is very tart with notes of cherry and barnyard funk.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer has moderate carbonation and a dry finish. The flavor is tart cherries, sugary sweetness, mild fruit (apple) and a touch of wheat. Lingering tartness when gone.

This beer has a nice funky aroma and tart flavor. The flavor really comes out as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 00:50:31 | More by WanderingFool
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle pour, NYE 2013

Very clear rose body and low carbonation. Aged on an aggressive amount of Michigan cherries for two years. The Allagash yeast strain is pretty premier for a US brewer. The cherries provide a puckering tartness but the fruit flavor seems to have faded in time. Good stuff, but have had better from the allagash LE line

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4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is it, the last one for this round of blind bif. This one is a smaller corked & caged bottle.

Pours an amber hue that glows when held up to the light. An aggressive pour yields a minimal head, that has a coral color. Whatever head there was fades quick, and leaves next to no lacing, spots, ring, etc... 3.75

Dare I say that this smells like an Italian hookers armpit? To say that its' funky is an understatement! I smell ripe cheese, and ripe cherries. Funks me right up the nose. Is this the horse-blanket smell that I have read about? Call me weird, but I kinda like it. 4.0

Wow is this a tasty mother? There is a lot more going on in the flavor department. Tart, and funky, with just enough sweetness to keep it balanced. I taste cranberry, Cherry Sucrets, lemon, green apple, balsamic vinegar, and an earthy funk.

4.25

It has a medium body, yet is effervescent. It dances on my tongue, and has a champagne like dryness. It really delivers the flavors well. 4.0

I must admit I was horrified with the first sniff, but this turned out to be a pleasant surprise. A sipper that is fun to savor. 4.0

My guess is an American Wild Ale by Allagash. And it is an Old HLT by Allagash.

All I can say is wow! What a great end to a great box.

Thanks Brez.

Serving type: bottle

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NuclearRich

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3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

After a full year in the cellar, here is another go:

A. Same color, but crystal clear. No head formation at all.

S. Funky, like mildew or dirty laundry. A hint of cherries comes out as it warms.

T. Slightly tart, fairly dominant wild funk, slightly sweet at the end. Not much, but much more pleasant than I remember.

M. Thin, a bit under-carbonated.

O. Better with the year of age, with a few exceptions: carbonation has really mellowed, and there is that rather unpleasant smell. The taste is better though, and that's more important.

OLD REVIEW 7/10/2012
A 4.5hr 250 mile ride netted me 6 of these rarities, in addition to some Prince Tuesday and my favorite, Victoria.

Poured into an Allagash flute. Tasting notes from a scribble during a homebrew session.

A: 4.00 Copper/Amber/Orange/Sunset. Mostly clear, just a little haze. Off white, dense head that thins to a solid cap. Minimal Lacing

S: 4.00 Tart. Sour. Brett-like, and a tad funky.

T: 3.00 Sour & tart, just as it smells, nothing more nothing less.

M: 3.50 Full of bite, nice high carbonation leaves the mouth coated with that tartness.

O: 4.00 Very interesting and fun to drink. Certainly holds up against sours, and while not something that I will drink everday, I am very happy to have it.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 02:17:59 | More by NuclearRich
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Allagash Old HLT from Allagash Brewing Company
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