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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: 16
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 UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a slightly murky yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. The aromas get markedly better as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink and pretty tasty.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

djrn2, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -1.5%

zestar, May 16, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Served in a tulip. Pours a fairly-clear golden color with a nice foamy white head. Some nice spots of lacing on the way down. The nose has a bit of peppery spice underneath some light tropical and orange-rind characteristics. Flavor has a bit of a malt base along with nice yeast presence. Good hops through the finish. A bit of bitterness, though most of the feel is classic tripel. Pretty good variation on the style; quite enjoyable and easy to drink.

Thorpe429, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

acurtis, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -1.5%

nmann08, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Dec 08, 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
Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

JAHMUR, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of largadeer
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

largadeer, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

SocalKicks, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jason, Mar 09, 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 DrunkinYogi
4/5  rDev -1.5%

DrunkinYogi, May 11, 2013
Photo of Gavage
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: golden yellow in color with a 2" head that lingers around a while. Nice lace develops.

Smell: a nice spiciness rises from the glass and into the nose here. Some citrus tones are much softer.

Taste: big malt profile with a bunch of earthy and spicy hops, and the Sorachi hop is easy to detect here. Lemon zest, grass, and alcohol combine to make an interesting tripel.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, a little less crisp at the finish. The finish is also a bit dry. Long lasting spicy and earthy flavors stick to the tastebuds.

Overall: this was a very flavorful and well balanced beer. Slower sipping due to the style, but I had two in a session as it was very good.

Gavage, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -1.5%

InspectorBob, May 23, 2013
Photo of corby112
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Draft at The Bishop's Collar in philadelphia, PA.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with pineapple blonde edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Streaky lacing left behind.

Slightly floral aroma with a nice earthy, grassy hop presence that compliments the base very nicely.  Estery light fruit notes, bread, zesty spice and alcohol.

Medium bodied with a nice hop bite up front that compliments the zesty spice.  Earthy and grassy hops with peppery spice and coriander followed by bready yeast and estery light fruit notes.  Hints of apple, banana, pear and bread followed by subtle alcohol sweetness.  Really well balanced and the hops area really nice addition to the base beer.  Insanely drinkable and very refreshing with a well masked ABV.  Great beer!

corby112, Aug 26, 2012
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 Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the Brick Store Pub. A pretty beer- slightly cloudy pale golden with a glow to it and a very white head that fades to a ring. Nice lacing. Smells creamy, citrusy, and sweet. Notes of lemon and cream and typical herbal and peppery notes of a Saison. The taste is similar, with a bit of straw on the palate, followed by juicy yuzu and finishing with a note of lemon zest. Velvety soft in the mouth, and the alcohol is very well hidden. I enjoyed this as a nice change of pace.

Georgiabeer, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap at Barcade in Philly For Beer Week 2012

A- Zakuza liquid resembles a bright golden color with some yellow within. This one is alive as about 3 fingers of dense white foam steadily rose. Excellent lacing, thick and coating.

S- I was kind of dissapointed in the smell on first sniffs as I got a hay/barnyard scent which was one sided. This opened up quickly though, with a bunch of fruits with apples up front. A good amount of spices with cloves centerstage. Some belgian yeast rounds this out.

T- Zakuza is a nice mix of both spices and fruit with Belgian yeast in between. Clove really shines with apples and pears coming through. Getting some bananers as well. Some hops in here but are not up front. A nice bready malty background.

M- The feel gets better with some warmth but as is, this is creamy and refreshing. The alcohol is barely noticable, well hidden. This one glides down with no distractions. A nice spicy aftertaste. Just dont drink it too cold.

D- My only regret is that drank it too quickly. Put off by the odor at first I was very surprised at the outcome. Very refreshing and tasty. It's high in alcohol but what the hell.

BARFLYB, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap full pour at Smoke & Barrell, into a large snifter.

Gorgeous looking. Lemon orb glowing yellow, hints of brass gold with an opaque solid body together. Head is vanilla creamy white, moderate spider lacing.

Dry nose, quite interesting. Hint of red apple sweetness, mild lemon and citrus warmth. Slight heat but not much or distracting.

Palate brings some warmth. Peanut butter esters, chewy dense malt amd light sugars. Alcohol and floral warmth, slightly green. Sweet breads on the aftertaste with a little bit of milky character. Very dry first sip, and last as well.

Overall it feels like a typical and tastes like a typical Allagash brew, but they did a good job.

smakawhat, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
5/5  rDev +23.2%

sendbeer, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4/5  rDev -1.5%

PEIhop, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -1.5%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

chippo33, Jul 01, 2013
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Allagash Yakuza from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.