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Allagash Yakuza - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

157 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 15
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A strong golden ale, dry-hopped with lots of Sorachi Ace and Cascade hops.

(Beer added by: beerbiatchMD on 12-16-2011)
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Photo of Billolick
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Billolick, May 12, 2013
Photo of thegerm87
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

thegerm87, May 11, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -1.5%

DrunkinYogi, May 11, 2013
Photo of bruindre
3.25/5  rDev -20%

bruindre, May 04, 2013
Photo of thampel09
4.75/5  rDev +17%

thampel09, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of SFC21
4/5  rDev -1.5%

SFC21, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

BigTrubble, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of wedge
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

@ Milltown

Foggy golden yellow covered with a thick, white slab of a head. Not quite as murky as when my wife had a glass earlier in the night. Nice rings of lacing plastering the glass. Aromas of hoppy lemony citrus and flowers over some pale malt. Distinct Sorachi Ace hop flavor: sweet lemon and floral notes and a more pronounced spicy yeast element. Moderate malty sweetness, retaining some of the original Tripel character, but primarily zesty and hoppy with a dry, refreshing finish. Enjoyable...Sorachi Ace is a hop that can wear me out as it can easily dominate the beer with its unique profile, but Allagash handled it pretty well, allowing the base beer to come through a bit. Happy to have gotten an opportunity to try it.

wedge, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of dwagner003
4/5  rDev -1.5%

dwagner003, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of MusicaleMike
4.86/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Served in a balloon glass. Yakuza pours a perfectly clear yellow gold color with an excellent white, fluffy head that sticks all down the sides of the glass. The head dissipates, but slowly, taking its time and leaving its mark. This one is clearly dry-hopped!

It has a sweet, delicate lemon aroma, with subtle hints of cake batter. It's not quite as strong as I would like, and the Tripel aroma is just not present. It is not very Belgian-like in that regard. No matter though, because this beer smells great!!

Shit, it tastes awesome. Like really awesome and I am thinking how to get this on tap at my house. It is very similar to Brooklyn Sorachi Ace in my opinion, which is a great compliment, because I LOVED that beer. The Sorachi Ace hops do it for me I guess...coconut, vanilla, and banana all com to mind in this flavor.

Simply perfect carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a medium body. Smooth finish.

Wow, great beer. Love the hop profile, love the body, definitely drinkable as hell and would drink again! Seek out this beer! I was taken by surprise again, and this makes me think I need more Allagash in my life!

MusicaleMike, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of GeoffreyM
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

GeoffreyM, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Janeinma, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 2/23/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, spices, bananas and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of banana, spices and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Some alcohol flavor and sting creeps in as well but there’s a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are several others in the style that I would choose first.

TheManiacalOne, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of wmobley
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

wmobley, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

NorthSideSean, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jason, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

PHBoiler, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

illiniipa, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

dcguitar, Mar 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

tenacioustomato, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Pdrufo, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

sneaks2210, Feb 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

GreenMountainBoy, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11 ounce pour - $9.00 at Taco Mac in East Roswell, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a clouded, golden body with a couple inches of white, thick foam that lasts (and lasts).

Smell: Lightly bready, lightly grainy pils, wheat malts. Clove buds preserved in alcohol, notes of grassiness and citrus popping with pith, also subtler orchards fruits, maybe a little lychee.

Taste: Pale malts, maybe some lightish wheat with a touch of overall breadiness. It starts candi sugar sweet but it instantly begins drying away, particularly as the hop bitterness kicks in. Displays a similar fruity melange in the middle, same as the original, but with a larger citrus element. Cracked cloves. Peppery alcohol tries to hit you with a hammer, but the other various flavors try to keep it at bay. The other fruit flavors dim down as the bitter, warming finish takes hold.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Surprisingly soft mouthfeel.

Overall: An ample, hopped-up tripel, though, I would've been just as content with the standard tripel.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

shigg85, Feb 21, 2013
Allagash Yakuza from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.