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Allagash Old HLT - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Old HLTAllagash Old HLT

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

179 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 179
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 47
Gots: 39 | FT: 3
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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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-20-2013 03:45:23 | More by thegerm87
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gpawned

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

04-15-2013 22:37:32 | More by gpawned
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

04-13-2013 22:27:34 | More by Gonzoillini
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

03-31-2013 09:09:15 | More by Anonymous1
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wedge

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2013 14:35:26 | More by wedge
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

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

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 18:47:39 | More by wisrarebeer
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-20-2013 22:50:56 | More by kscaldef
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splendidsplinter

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-15-2013 19:35:37 | More by splendidsplinter
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Trevdawg

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-14-2013 16:55:31 | More by Trevdawg
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Circleo12

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

02-23-2013 01:41:16 | More by Circleo12
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.5%

02-19-2013 05:03:48 | More by Blanco
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

02-03-2013 16:04:25 | More by RedneckBeerz
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claytong

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2%

02-02-2013 02:36:07 | More by claytong
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2013 19:47:23 | More by prdstmnky
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-17-2013 05:42:00 | More by spycow
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coz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

01-05-2013 03:41:53 | More by coz
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

12-25-2012 15:33:05 | More by Patrickbrusil
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-30-2012 13:00:40 | More by mdillon86
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girlmeetsbeer16

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-29-2012 02:04:21 | More by girlmeetsbeer16
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rudzud

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received this from a friend up in Maine, cellared for a year and now poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a slightly hazy honeyed amber with a super fizzy half a finger head that faded to leave an incredibly thin halo. Fairly typical.

S - Fairly malt sweetness heavy, not so much sticky sweet but just well, malts. Cherries aren't quite that potent, some light barrel along with some alcohol. No real vinegar notes, just faint cherries. Some good Brett notes.

T - Super dry, which I dont mind. Its the slight metallic finish that hurts this one for me. Cherries are super faint. Some light tartness. It almost lives a cherry cough syrup (which makes no sense as this is lightly cherry) lingering taste.

M - Mouthfeel isnt bad. High carbonation at first fades to something much more drinkable. Slightly sticky though.

O - Don't really know what to make of this. Perhaps aging ruined this beer as it seems like all the aged reviews are negative due to off flavors and various other issues. Afraid this suffered the same fate. What a shame.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 01:19:24 | More by rudzud
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mkeene78


4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-24-2012 01:40:52 | More by mkeene78
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.03/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared by Thorpe429, thanks! Served along side other Allagash sours, this is by far the worst out of all of them. It tastes like garbage.

Beer is brown, mostly clear, lazy tan head of small bubbles, low retention, looks fine.

Aroma is lactic, mild roast, something slightly odd.

Beer tastes horrid, solventy, odd finish, not good at all. I regretted drinking it and had to drink something else quickly. I would never have this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 19:25:02 | More by drabmuh
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danedelman

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-cloudy amber with huge carbonation throwing particles all around. 1 finger head that stuck around for the duration.

S-cherry, funk, lemon, grapefruit zest,

T-very dry, very dry. Not overly sour or flavorful. Get some cherry, malt and lemony tartness which quickly evaporates from the carbonation and dryness.

M-too carbonated for me and almost bubbles the flavor off your tongue.

O-the first one I had I remember being much better due to lower carbonation but this one sat for 6 more months. The dryness and extra carbing is due to the Brett in this one. Was better but rating now on this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 00:34:18 | More by danedelman
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared by Thorpe429 alongside several other Allagash sour/wild ales. Thank you very much, Mike!

The beer is dark brown and hazy with crimson highlights. The nose brings cherries, booze, yeast, funk. Notes of mushrooms and earth follow cherries soaked in oak barrels. The flavor is a bit odd and jolting. Booze presence is a bit too forward. Tart finish with moderately low carbonation. Overall, this was just OK.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 01:51:45 | More by Huhzubendah
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madtrixter787

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-05-2012 18:07:51 | More by madtrixter787
Allagash Old HLT from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 179 ratings.