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Allagash Fluxus 2011 - Allagash Brewing Company

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very good

99 Ratings
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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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ScottyC54, Mar 17, 2012
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MA08, Mar 14, 2012
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1/5  rDev -73.6%

ericheise, Mar 11, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Knapp85, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

THECPJ, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

mdaschaf, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

adrian21, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

blincoln, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

DSlim71, Jan 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

djrn2, Jan 13, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A farmhouse/saison style ale, unlike the biere de garde I am used to from France. Spicey nose,citrus ornage, a little sourness perhaps from the puff of smokiness. Good drinkability. Big 1.25" retained head on light brown coloured body. Thanks Doug.Needs to be less yeasty.

Sammy, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

TerrenceOBrien, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

jak, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

MsRif, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

MaineMike, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

MareInfinitus, Dec 17, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle into my Allagash glass. Darker caramel color with an active off-white head filling the top third of the glass at first. Nice head retention as I drank it as well.

The aroma has some crisp, apple like flavors to it at first. I get a bit of the Belgian yeast spice and some rich, caramel like malty sweetness to it as well.

The taste has a little more of the rich caramel, malty flavors to it. In the finish some of the crisp, tart fruits come out and mix with some of the yeast spice.

The mouthfeel is a little above medium bodied with carbonation being on the higher side. Overall I thought it was a pretty solid beer of the style. It had a nice range of flavors to it and everything came together pretty well. Pretty enjoyable beer overall.

billab914, Dec 11, 2011
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nickhiller, Dec 01, 2011
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Britton, Nov 26, 2011
Allagash Fluxus 2011 from Allagash Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.