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Allagash Yakuza - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Yakuza
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

155 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 14
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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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-11-2013 13:43:34 | More by DrunkinYogi
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20%

05-04-2013 18:02:49 | More by bruindre
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +17%

04-23-2013 19:19:55 | More by thampel09
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%

04-04-2013 20:54:33 | More by SFC21
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-02-2013 22:19:05 | More by BigTrubble
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wedge

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2013 15:07:52 | More by wedge
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dwagner003

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-27-2013 15:06:40 | More by dwagner003
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2013 19:12:31 | More by MusicaleMike
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-22-2013 18:05:59 | More by GeoffreyM
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-21-2013 00:56:09 | More by Janeinma
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2013 17:14:53 | More by TheManiacalOne
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-13-2013 21:11:54 | More by wmobley
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-10-2013 20:16:31 | More by NorthSideSean
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-09-2013 15:00:36 | More by Jason
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-09-2013 03:33:33 | More by PHBoiler
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illiniipa

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-08-2013 22:37:12 | More by illiniipa
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dcguitar

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-08-2013 20:44:25 | More by dcguitar
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tenacioustomato

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-06-2013 19:03:23 | More by tenacioustomato
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

03-02-2013 01:23:06 | More by Pdrufo
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sneaks2210

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

02-26-2013 04:30:41 | More by sneaks2210
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

02-24-2013 15:36:36 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2013 18:00:25 | More by ChainGangGuy
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shigg85

Japan

4.75/5  rDev +17%

02-21-2013 22:49:08 | More by shigg85
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tipfortap

New York

4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5 words to describe it: Chamomile, Pepper, Pears, Honey, Crisp

Paired it with: Fried pickles, and also pickled green beans, jalapenos, and spears. To be honest, I gave myself a vinegar burn on the roof of my mouth from eating so many pickles and drinking such a boozy beer. SORRY, me.

Should have paired it with: It went well with fried pickles because it cut the heaviness; would also be good with a spicy curry or a strong cheese plate (as an appetizer as opposed to as a dessert)

Drink it if you like: Belgian Blondes and you want a more exciting life; grassy IPAs and you want something more polite; Sauvignon Blanc

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2013 20:46:13 | More by tipfortap
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The1WineGuy

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-21-2013 01:20:26 | More by The1WineGuy
Allagash Yakuza from Allagash Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.