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Allagash James Bean - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash James Bean
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

259 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 21
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
James Bean is our bourbon barrel aged Tripel (Curieux), with cold pressed coffee added. We use coffee from www.mattscoffee.com right here in Maine.

(Beer added by: jlindros on 07-09-2012)
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Reviews by palma:
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palma

New York

4.66/5  rDev +13.7%

On tap at the Allagash even at Rattle n Hum bar NYC.

Peanut butter! Thats what I taste and I love it. The mouthfeel is amazing smooth it works with the flavor great.

Also flavors of oak and rum and citrus fruits. Great combination and an excellent example of american brewing ingenuity.

04-09-2014 14:45:50 | More by palma
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bishopdc0

Maine

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-23-2014 01:39:52 | More by bishopdc0
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-29-2014 02:48:14 | More by mctizzz
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

08-06-2014 01:04:02 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-21-2014 19:33:03 | More by Iparedman
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -8.3%

On tap at Prohibition Pig. Served in a short pint.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Fluffy white head that leaves thick foam dripping down the inside of the glass.

Smell - Bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Some coffee. Lighter malts give it a fruitiness. Even some citrus.

Taste - Strange grain flavor that really blends quite well with the bourbon and coffee. Grainy, sweet, but not heavy or sugary. Belgian yeast in the finish with some oak.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Well carbonated.

Overall - More interesting than I expected. It's good because of the adjuncts, but the tripel is pretty lost there.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

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Allagash James Bean from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.