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Allagash Thing 2 - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Thing 2
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BA SCORE
86
very good

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Brewed for the 2011 Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest. Light chestnut in appearance, this medium bodied ale has an aroma consisting of tropical fruits, licorice and sweet nougat. The clean flavor is a great compliment to the candy finish.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011)
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pwoody11

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

10-19-2013 02:20:59 | More by pwoody11
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-26-2013 03:07:38 | More by CypherEnigma
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-09-2013 12:19:14 | More by xnicknj
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-04-2012 04:09:42 | More by chippo33
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Phacoman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-01-2012 02:12:49 | More by Phacoman
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-22-2012 02:15:40 | More by BeerThursdays
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-26-2012 19:12:22 | More by deltatauhobbit
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GTB

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

03-04-2012 21:31:34 | More by GTB
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had during Brewvival 2012! Served from tap into a Brewvival sampler imperial pint. Poured orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, wheat, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, grain, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Based on the description of this one, I was really excited to see that it would be at the festival. Unfortunately however, the sugar was nowhere to be found on this one. The added sweetness from it would have been a very nice touch as the base was solid, but just needed a touch of sweetness to knock it into a new tier. Not a bad brew at all, but not great either.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2012 13:03:35 | More by thagr81us
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-27-2012 02:17:09 | More by THECPJ
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

02-26-2012 16:24:39 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Presents with an amber color almost shaded into russet; the head was impressive as was the lacing

Smell: Golden raisin and spice cake, with brown sugar on the nose

Taste: The brown sugar, golden raisin and spice cake elements jump out, with a growing tart character developing by mid-palate to offset the sweetness; apple and balsa wood elements in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very interesting take on the style; like the tartness in the middle to counter the sweeter elements up front and in the finish

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2012 22:28:24 | More by brentk56
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-19-2012 19:01:31 | More by mdaschaf
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tatums1984

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

02-09-2012 05:28:22 | More by tatums1984
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a tulip glass this beer was an amber color. The thick, off-white head left sheets of lace.

Very aromatic. Some brown sugar/caramel. Fresh, outdoors, grassy. A little fruit, a little citrus.

Taste of candy, sweet fruit. Grassy hops with a little grapefruit.

Crisp and enjoyable. Would drink this anytime.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2012 17:03:34 | More by lordofthewiens
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-07-2012 12:56:20 | More by bluesplit63
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MaineMike

Maine

3/5  rDev -23.3%

12-18-2011 00:28:46 | More by MaineMike
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sailorastro

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +27.9%

12-15-2011 12:57:08 | More by sailorastro
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Churchkey DC, served in a snifter. Beer is copperish with a mild haze, low carbonation, soft white head, large bubbles, low retention.

Aroma is sweet and a little grainy.

Beer is watery with a mild malt sweetness up front and a dry finish. It is fine and a nice little Belgian beer for what it's worth. I might have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2011 23:12:14 | More by drabmuh
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +27.9%

11-20-2011 01:30:43 | More by PEIhop
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the BBF.

A - Poured a slightly hazzy light rust colour with a nice white head that hung around to leave some fair side lacing.

S - Really nice belgian dark ale notes here. So this was boiled with dark candi sugar and its evident in the nose. Nice and sweet with some carmely malts, with a hop profile similar to Thing 1 (light citrus fruits).

T - Wow this is tasty. Great sweetness and dark fruits . Nice and roasty with super light chocolate notes. Its not overly sweet, which I figured it would be, but just enough. Easily the best tasting Allagash at the table for us.

M - Just a great mouthfeel. Not too sweet, not too heavy. Good carbonation keeps this light on the tongue. The ABV isnt really noticeable.

O - Overall, I liked this beer. I liked this beer alot. We all did. Just a great Belgian dark ale with the dark candi sugar really making this beer pop. Would absolutely love to have a bottle of this, and I'd pay top Allagash dollar for it!

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2011 00:12:55 | More by rudzud
Allagash Thing 2 from Allagash Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.