Allagash Vrienden | Allagash Brewing Company
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Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States | website
Style: American Wild Ale
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%
Availability: Limited (brewed once)
Notes / Commercial Description:
Vrienden is a collaboration with New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO and was brewed in July of 2010. Brewmaster Peter Bouckart worked with us to come up with a recipe to be brewed both at their facility and at ours, with subtle differences in each. Both beers used the same base recipe. The Vrienden- Fort Collins version was brewed with belgian endive and hibiscus flower. The Vrienden- Portland version was brewed with dandelion greens and elderberries. Peter then came to Allagash to assist with the brew itself and, a few weeks later, Jason and Rob went there to help with their brew. The beers were fermented using a blend of New Belgium's Lactobacillus strain and the Allagash Brettanomyces strain.
The resulting beer is mildly tart, fruity and slightly hoppy.
Added by Thorpe429 on 03-15-2011
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.
Reviews: 68 | Ratings: 146
Allagash Vrienden from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.