Allagash Fluxus 2011 - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +16.9%
1 finger white head, ruby-amber body.
Nuanced nose, berry (strawberry?), light wheat/yeast (bready).
Mellow, but with a spicy finish. Nutty somewhere in the middle with light malt that develops and rolls off into that spice.
Initially thick, but very bright, fine carbonation-- thick though, not like champagne.
Outstanding biere de garde-- think a mellower saison for non-saison-lovers. Rich, refreshing, nuanced.
09-11-2011 02:16:33 | More by zaphodchak
4.35/5 rDev +14.8%
Viewing oak barrels of Fluxus at the Allagash Brewery last weekend is probably influencing my opinion, but this is one of the most interesting beers I've had recently.
I had this beer as part of a "Thanksgiving"-themed, 4-course beer dinner at the highly recommended Maloney's in Matawan, NJ. We were told that this was the only keg of Fluxus in Jersey.
It was an 8oz pour (course 3 of 4) paired with a delicious turkey pot pie.
Appearance - a beautiful dark copper; somewhat Oktoberfest-like. Right on model.
Smell - Not a strong smell; yet still appropriate, to my recollection. Need to investigate this more closely next time.
Taste - I'm guessing that the people who tried Fluxus 2011 way back in August might enjoy it more now. As of November 17, the flavor is very complex. There were many interesting, subtle notes going on that a more skilled taster could explain. But the finish had a light toastiness, which I wasn't expecting in a Biere de Garde. The sage-y flavor of the pot pie might've played a role in this.
Mouthfeel - appropriate
Overall - This year's Fluxus is well worth your time if you come across it, or have a bottle aging in the cellar. Thank you Maloney's for getting a keg of this beer. It was a delight.
11-19-2011 06:16:36 | More by Mmorano
4.28/5 rDev +12.9%
A - Hazy amber-orange with a finger of frothy tannish head. Fades fairly slowly.
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.
M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Smooth with a estery, dry, and lightly sweet finish.
D - Great biere de garde. Really nice farmhouse character with great overall mouthfeel and body.
03-20-2013 03:27:28 | More by ngeunit1
4.18/5 rDev +10.3%
Corked and caged. Sampled on Nov. 24, 2011. The pour is a nice looking medium amber with a long lasting head. Slightly cloudy. This is a very aromatic beer with its malt, yeast, and wheat character. The body is about medium. The taste brings out the malts and wheat in a good way and then it ends with a slightly sour hoppy note. Style wise it is right on. And it gets a whole lot better as it warms up.
11-24-2011 19:34:53 | More by puboflyons
4.1/5 rDev +8.2%
this beer poured out with a really nice looking copper color. The head was white and had a good amount of retention to it. The smell of the beer was grainy, soft and earthy. Not a typical aroma that comes from Allagash too much. The taste of the beer was very mild and had a nice malt sweetness to it. Not much of a sourness or funk at all, this beer just tastes really mellow. The mouthfeel is clean and creamy, it's got a nice amount of carbonation to it and is very drinkable. Overall I thought it was really good, this was something totally unexpected from this brewery.
03-02-2012 22:24:10 | More by Knapp85
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
On draft at the Trappist in Oakland
Love coming here as the beers always change and one can explore. So many great beers so little time, know what I mean?
Pours a reddish orange Not cloudy smell is faint yet sweet
Taste is slightly sweet fruit and the Saison flavor comes in on the finish. But it lax the typical farmhouse complexity that I love in the style. Meaning most times I drink farmhouse beers I get a sense of straw or hay that makes me think of thirsty farm hands resting on the ground enjoying beer after or between Labors.
11-10-2011 21:23:06 | More by xmorgan
4.08/5 rDev +7.7%
750ml into a tulip. Pours an uninspired dull deep orange cola, towering cream colored head retains nicely, excellent lacing.
Aroma is sweet spicy clovey yeasty goodness. Clean, upbeat. Candied sugar with just a touch of earth. Excellent
Sweet upfront, dry finish. Minor phenols help define the aftertaste. Finals with a pleasant dry quiet bitterness. Minor musty undertones. Medium bodied slick mouthfeel, slightly cloying. Warmth allows a deeper level of complexity to shine.
10-15-2011 05:14:33 | More by impending
4.05/5 rDev +6.9%
25.6 oz. caged and corked bottle.
Appearance: A hazy, fairly dark amber color, nice lacing with decent retention going on.
Smell: Medicinal phenolic activity, with some nice sweetness in the background, citrus,
Taste: A good sense of phenolic activity, with a good sweetness also. Lingering dryness, with some nice citrus hops.
Mouthfeel: Champagne-like through and through. Though it's the best thing about this beer, it definitely doesn't take away from all the other positive attributes.
Drinkability: Solid all around. My first Fluxus. Enjoying the series, and will try to snag the rest of them when they're ready in the upcoming years.
08-21-2011 23:10:49 | More by asabreed
4.05/5 rDev +6.9%
750ml bottle, served into an Ommegang glass. Labeled a French-Style Farmhouse ale
A: Color is very beautiful, similar to amber or dark honey. Initial pour left a sizable 2 finger fizzy head which settled to a thin layer
S: Rather interesting nose. Nothing really stands out, but definitely a lot of characteristics. Leather, white pepper, apples, grape skin, hay and the standard Allagash house yeast
T: Hard for me to grasp exactly what I'm tasting. Maybe some fig. Slight fruity sweetness, not dissimilar to a weak cider. Layer of belgian yeast. Caramel? As the beer warms, I become more convinced it's there. White pepper/spice hits in the back
M: Medium bodied. Sharp but fairly brief carbonation. Spice lingers on the tongue. Dry, slightly bitter finish
D: Nice, complex offering from Allagash. Lots of flavors complementing each other. Alcohol is not a hindrance here. Other than the price ($16) I have no complaints
08-02-2011 20:58:41 | More by Brez07
4/5 rDev +5.5%
On tap at The Lion's Pride.
The beer was an amber color with a thick white head. There was plenty of lace.
Spicy aroma, peppery. Some fruit, seemed to be apples. Sweet candy.
The peppery spice was more apparent in the taste. There was a good yeasty taste. The fruit in the aroma seemed more orange in the taste.
This was a smooth, medium-bodied beer.
I enjoyed it a lot. Very drinkable.
08-09-2011 23:43:00 | More by lordofthewiens
Allagash Fluxus 2011 from Allagash Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.