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Allagash Yakuza - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Yakuza
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157 Ratings

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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 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 HopRoz
4.75/5  rDev +17%

HopRoz, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of sbart518
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

sbart518, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Hairrrrrrrr, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of cclark67789
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

cclark67789, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -1.5%

nmann08, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Bung, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of millerbuffoon
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

millerbuffoon, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of CypherEnigma
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

CypherEnigma, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Jmamay22
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jmamay22, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of larbush
4/5  rDev -1.5%

larbush, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of 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.

rdickey, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of jacewg
4/5  rDev -1.5%

jacewg, Aug 16, 2013
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 nootch23
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

nootch23, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of Swervine44
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Swervine44, Aug 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ste5venla, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

sloelco, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Jason1337
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Jason1337, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

nygannon, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of csustar001
5/5  rDev +23.2%

csustar001, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

ajs4bd, Aug 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

FlyingKelly, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of RichD
4/5  rDev -1.5%

RichD, Aug 06, 2013
Allagash Yakuza from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.