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Allagash James Bean - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

268 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9%
Wants: 24
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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5/5  rDev +21.7%

MenardMa, Mar 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

doctorjack, Jun 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

kudos200, Aug 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

BrewerB, May 31, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

mcphish22, Feb 19, 2013
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4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Incredible brew. Tasted this on tap during SF beer week at the Willows.

I had never tasted a light-hued beer with coffee flavor before, and this one was outstanding. At first smell, I noted a pure, balanced, coffee aroma that wasn't overpowering. The taste was smooth and light, but rich in flavor that mixed the best qualities of a Belgian and a coffee porter. Excellent balance, smooth finish, and pleasant aftertaste. Thoroughly impressed. I tried a bunch of Allagash offerings tonight and this one was the cream of the crop.

jeff12hoops, Feb 13, 2014
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4.78/5  rDev +16.3%

WoostaBia, Sep 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

IPAchris, Jun 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Jackz29, Mar 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

ncelauro, Oct 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Liverpool08, Jun 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

rudabegga9, Dec 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

bcossar, Aug 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

IMSPEAKNOENGLISH, Nov 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

TommyTheCat, Jul 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

AlvinLin, Sep 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

kif, Nov 16, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

palma, Apr 09, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +10.9%

Mersh, Dec 27, 2013
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4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Three Penny's in Montpelier, VT. 5/22/14.

This beer is extremely drinkable for such a high ABV beer. The alcohol did not come through, and I could not drink it more quickly because it tasted so freaking great. It pours a rich amber color, which decries the nose and palate, as the beer has such a strong coffee flavor. It may not be something that a traditional Belgian style ale enthusiast enjoys, but the coffee marries so well with the Belgian flavor profile. Coffee is star here, and it is done so well.

antott0523, May 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Iparedman, Jun 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

dmachado, Jun 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

StephRai, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

sunofneurot, Feb 28, 2014
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Allagash James Bean from Allagash Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.