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Allagash Big Little Beer | Allagash Brewing Company

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35
Ratings:
71
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States | website

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed for the 2010 Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest. This is the "small beer" of the two beers brewed for the 2010 fest. Brewed with two types of Pilsner, Red Wheat Malt, Victory Malt and Demerra Sugar. Hopped with Northern Brewer, Mt Hood and Nelson Sauvin. Fermented with Belgian Yeast Strain with significant phenolics and spice character.

Added by deltatauhobbit on 01-05-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 71
Photo of oglmcdgl
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pint on tap at the hulmeville inn.

A- small cap of bright white head that doesn't stick around to long and only leave a few bits of lace stuck to glass. The brew is a hazy straw yellow in color.

S- very crisp and bright vegetative grassy hops and a some spice that works with the spice from the yeast. Malts come off with a fresh doughy kick and a light sweetness.

T- grassy and fresh with some herbal spice to it. Hops blend with the belgian yeast and really bring the slightly fruity spice to a new level then most bpa. Malts come off a bit dry with cracker and biscuit. Mild sweetness with a light floral perfume touch.

M- a bit fuller then medium in body with a very assertive carb that has some bite to it. Rather dry finish.

D- a good bpa and a bit different then most so its cool to see a twist on the style. I hop Rob held on to some of this and tossed it in some funky barrel to see what happens. Now I want to try little big beer.

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Hulmeville Inn.

A- Big little beer sports little to no head just a sparce glip of off white bubbles/foam. The Liquid is pale golden in color with a few bubbles rising.

S- Pale malt rising with traces of grass and some light citrus that barely comes up. A peice of bread in the morning. A unmistakable Belgian east strain.

T- Big little beer should be little little beer because there is little taste. Everything is so faint. Belgian yeast mixed in with the tamest of tame tropic fruit, bread and some pale malt. Little to describe.

M- Light bodied and moderately carbed up, there is a dry finish with no real aftertaste, the 'taste' comes and goes.

D- I drank my pint with ease and did not need another little big beer. I ordered a Weyerbacher Verboten and the difference is astounding. I can say that BLB would be a good candidate for some barrel aging with some bugs, this beer could absorb some nice flavors.

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Photo of ToasterChef
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from my notes. Served in my Uprising Chalice at Novare Res.

A: Golden translucent liquid. White foamy head. Some lacing.
S: Crisp aromatic yeast aroma. Lemon drops, but not overly sweet. Grapefruit hops.
T: Tastes light and crisp. Pink grapefruit flavors. A touch of tartness. Semi-dry finish.
M: Medium body and high carbonation. Only a bit of a coat and stickiness. Good for a small beer.
D: Enjoyable to drink. I would prefer to have it in July and not in December, but still it is tasty. Low AVB makes it somewhat sessionable. The crisp finish gets to me a bit, but I could handle two or three rounds of this beer.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Lion's Pride, where I celebrated my birthday.
The beer was a golden color with a rather large white head that left a good deal of lace.
Sweet malt aroma, very outdoorsy. Some kind of spice notes.
Sweet, bready taste. Just a hint of a peppery spice.
A crisp, refreshing beer, and a nice prelude to the meal.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had over at Novare Res during their Christmas beer geek week, from my limited notes.

16oz pour.

Pours a golden color with a huge fluffy white head, leaves a good amount of lacing, slightly hazy.

Smell has a light spicy malt aroma with a bit of Belgian yeast to it.

Taste has a crisp carbonation, pale malt taste dominates with a subtle spice presence with a bit of light fruit flavor, finishes dry.

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Allagash Big Little Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
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