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Allagash Old HLT - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

188 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 46
Gots: 39 | FT: 4
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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

mrandypandy, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Jd2391, May 20, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

10 ounce pour - $6.00 at Leon’s Full Service in Decatur, Georgia as part of their Allagash Takeover event.

Appearance: Hazed, amber-esque body with a smallish, ivory-hued head fed by little streams of bubbles.

Smell: A moderate aroma of tartish whole cherries forward of the faintly sweet-scented, toasty malts and thin wafts of phenols.

Taste: Tastes of, well, cherries, as one might imagine. Some toasted bread and muddled caramel maltiness. Lightly sweet, lightly spicy. Brightly tart and with modest lactic touches popping up here and there. Drying, well-carbonated finish with lingering tart cherries accents.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: Old HLT is a likable cherry brew. I was going to liken it to a more lively carbonated Quelque Chose, but, it's been nearly eight long years since I last had it, and, with all the many brain cells I've outright killed since then, perhaps I should leave the comparison alone.

ChainGangGuy, May 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Zbyler, May 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

DrunkinYogi, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

campfirebrew, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

ubufan2112, May 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

imperialking, May 07, 2013
Photo of claspada
3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, dark orange color with a small effervescent off-white head that recedes to leave a thin ring of foam and little to no lacing.

Aromas begin with a ton of pitted dark cherry flesh and tart cherry skin. The you get some acidic acid, oak and mild barnyard funkiness. There is a touch of sweetness with some caramel malt that emerges as it warms.

The tastes follow the nose but the cherries are much more medicinal and hard to palate. I next get some sweet caramel and pilsner maltiness followed by the oak and barnyard flavors more and more as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Finish is more malty than I would have suggested but there is still plenty of underlying funk and acidic bite.

Overall for someone who was so in live with Allagashes earlier Wild releases, recently they have been quite dissapointing. Their coolship series was spectacular but this was no where near the quality of those. Too much medicinal cherry flavor and malt to be a great beer.

claspada, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

thegerm87, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

gpawned, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Gonzoillini, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Anonymous1, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of wedge
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

@ Milltown

Served a clear amber color with a small white head. Tart, airy clean, cherry aroma - only a trace of dry funk. Very interesting having this right after FV-13. It's tart and fruity, but the absence of a wood element is striking at first. Clean, smooth cherry flavor on a simple malt base. Easy-going, extremely drinkable, glossy, and crisp. Not terribly wild or acidic or anything, just pretty refreshing, mellow, and neat.

wedge, Mar 28, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the brewery.

A: ruddy brown, hazy, poured with a big bubbled one inch head that quickly dissipated
S: mild to medium nose, earthy, some funk and tartness noticeable
T: nice beer, mild malt, cherry tartness
M: medium bodied, well-balanced, tart but malt balanced

wisrarebeer, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

kscaldef, Mar 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

splendidsplinter, Mar 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

claytong, Feb 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

prdstmnky, Jan 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

coz, Jan 05, 2013
Allagash Old HLT from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.