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Allagash Yakuza - Allagash Brewing Company

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Reviews: 26
Hads: 163
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 17
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: beerbiatchMD on 12-16-2011

A strong golden ale, dry-hopped with lots of Sorachi Ace and Cascade hops.
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Reviews by rdickey:
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4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It pours a slightly cloudy, pale straw color from my growler. A huge fluffy white head sits on top, but then drops pretty quickly, leaving great spiderweb lacing.

Smell: The nose is definitely interesting. It’s far more hop-forward than I would typically expect from a tripel, with a ton of lemons and oranges coming through. Traditional Belgian yeast notes are also present, but are mostly playing second fiddle to the hops.

Taste: The nose profile continues in the mouth. It’s sort of an inversion of a traditional tripel, with the hops (particularly the sorachi ace) taking the lead with citrus and a bracing bitterness, and the Belgian yeast flavors of pepper and cloves largely fill in around the edges. I must say that I am pleased with the increasing use of sorachi ace by creative brewers these days; it’s a nice way to add a summer element to different styles, and I look forward to people continuing to push the envelope in incorporating this hop into different styles.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation works well here, balancing out that classic creaminess to keep it relatively light in the mouth.

Drinkability: The balancing of the elements, including the hop bitterness and the citrus elements that allow it to finish clean, make this one pretty damn drinkable.

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More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled at DeCicco's Brewster, NY during their Allagash event .

Pours near clear, dull yellowy amber, under a lasting fluffy off white head. Leaves more then ample spots and strands of lacing and a tiny bubble film.

Pepper, yeast and ripe fruits on the nose.

Tasty tripel thats on the hoppy side. Nice amounts of more ripe fruits, moderate pepper, lime and Belgian yeast notes all the way through. Dry finish. Real nice Americanized version of the style.

Happy to get to try this on draft.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of n2185
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a clear golden yellow with a finger of white head that fades into a thin layer with a little lacing.

S: Belgian spices and candy sugar up front followed by spicy, lemony, and herbal hop aromas.

T: spices here as well followed by sweet breads. The hops kick in with grassy, herbal, peppery flavors. The finish is slightly bitter.

M: medium-light body with lowish carbonation, this beer doesn't have too thick of a body but is a bit watery.

O: a pretty decent hoppy tripel overall. It's main flaw is being under-attenuated, but otherwise is good.

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Allagash Yakuza from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.