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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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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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valdieu2

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +10%

03-31-2012 17:06:54 | More by valdieu2
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4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

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sitarist

Ohio

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

07-25-2013 01:55:28 | More by sitarist
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ari32

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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NuclearRich

Connecticut

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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