Allagash Yakuza - Allagash Brewing Company
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Ratings: 156 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rdickey:
4.19/5 rDev +3.2%
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.
Serving type: growler
08-17-2013 21:11:08 | More by rdickey
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3.96/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY
A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles coating the surface and the edges of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemony hops, yeast and spices are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the underlying notes of malts are noticeable. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has an interesting mix of lemons and spices that makes it share some similarities to that of a saison.
Serving type: on-tap
12-08-2013 12:18:09 | More by metter98
Allagash Yakuza from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.