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Allagash Fluxus 2011 - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Fluxus 2011Allagash Fluxus 2011

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BA SCORE
85
very good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 98
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 16.05%


Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This year's Fluxus was brewed with Belgian pilsen malt, light munich, malted wheat and a variety of aromatic and colored malts. It was hopped using only Alsatian Brewers Gold . It was then fermented with our house yeast at a lower than typical temperature, resulting in a more subdued ester profile than expressed in our other house yeast beers. Primary fermentation was followed by a cold maturation or "garding" period of six weeks.
The resulting beer is a medium amber colored ale with a smooth lager quality. The aroma presents a complex earthiness and toasted grains, balanced by a fruity candied grape character. The full body highlights a rounded maltiness accentuated by both nutty notes, and spicy hop flavors. The finish is remarkably dry with a wine-like character and light tannins.

(Beer added by: Brez07 on 08-02-2011)
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Reviews by glid02:
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glid02

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the Brick Store.

Pours a dark amber color with a tan head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of grainy caramel malts with good amounts of robust spices – clove with hints of brown sugar. Also present are hints of very ripe pears and lighter amounts of green apples.

Tastes similar to how it smells, though the malt influence is larger. Moderately dry caramel malts with just a hint of sweetness up front are joined by equally light amounts of clove and pear flavors. The spices fade out into a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with active carbonation.

Overall this was not a terribly enjoyable beer, I’m not really sure what Allagash intended to do but I think they missed the mark.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2011 02:34:00 | More by glid02
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S - Sweet grainy and bready malts, some biscuit, citrus peel, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, bit of farmhouse funk.

T - Sweet grainy, biscuit, and bready malts, lemon and other citrus zest, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, some farmhouse funk, a touch of tart green fruit.

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Allagash Fluxus 2011 from Allagash Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.