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Allagash Fluxus 2011 - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 16.09%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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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Britton

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-26-2011 20:18:59 | More by Britton
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mjrtchie

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-23-2011 03:32:41 | More by mjrtchie
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-18-2011 12:45:33 | More by nathanjohnson
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adrian21

Virginia

5/5  rDev +31.9%

02-18-2012 23:53:37 | More by adrian21
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daryk77

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +31.9%

12-05-2011 17:54:50 | More by daryk77
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MA08

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

03-14-2012 19:04:01 | More by MA08
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-05-2013 00:34:15 | More by WOLFGANG
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zaphodchak

Virginia

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
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Mmorano

Pennsylvania

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
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ngeunit1

California

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
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KevinTK


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-30-2012 15:07:50 | More by KevinTK
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-21-2012 20:06:49 | More by lupercmda
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

11-14-2011 07:13:19 | More by Jspriest
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

04-08-2014 21:39:07 | More by afsdan
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-16-2012 00:29:49 | More by rab53
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

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
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

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
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xmorgan

California

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
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impending

California

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.
cheers
jd

10-15-2011 05:14:33 | More by impending
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asabreed

New York

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
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Brez07

Maine

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
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lordofthewiens

Maine

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
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-19-2012 19:00:52 | More by mdaschaf
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Corkpuller

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-11-2011 02:22:26 | More by Corkpuller
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nickhiller

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-01-2011 00:09:13 | More by nickhiller
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Allagash Fluxus 2011 from Allagash Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.