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Allagash Fluxus 2012 - Allagash Brewing Company

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very good

145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Fluxus 2012 is a strong ale brewed with spelt and spiced with green and pink peppercorns. It was fermented with the same strain of yeast that DeDolle (Belgium) uses.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-08-2012)
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Ratings: 145 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by AdamBear:
Photo of AdamBear
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-cloudy golden with a sticky white head

S-sour apples. Belgian white spices. Good funkiness going on here. Medium strength

T-comes in with a taste of green apple and pale Belgian spices. The wit aspect and funkiness has gone away. There's a pretty strong bitterness that sticks to the tongue. There's a fruity after-taste.

M-medium dry carbonation with a super dry finish

O-I was expecting more. This is not too great. The flavors present aren't terrible but they don't mesh well together, and it's not very well balanced. Tastes like a mediocre home brewed Belgian. Smells like a masterpiece though!

AdamBear, Nov 26, 2012
More User Reviews:
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Janeinma, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

xdefeatsy, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Mantooth
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Duckworth's, Charlotte, NC, 8.5 oz pour for $3.

Golden pils colored pour with a tight little head and oil-slick lacing. Nicely bittered by the hops, good bit of citrus in the nose and mouth. Loads of fresh lemon and bitter fruit-flesh, a little grassy in the finish. The mouthfeel is quite nice, bravo on the viscosity. Solid brew.

Mantooth, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

on tap at Duckworths (NC)

Pour is golden, lightly hazy, with a moderate size off-white head that is exceptionally durable and leaves fine lacing.

Clear Belgian yeasty note in both tasting and the aroma. After a minute of adjustment to the initially unpleasant but limited Brett.

M: very smooth with ample soft carbonation.

O: American version of this Belgian style that exaggerates the Belgian features. I found this slightly challenging.

chinchill, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

acurtis, Mar 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Dirksen, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

ezug, Dec 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Rampage108, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

George1799, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

flayedandskinned, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Kevincredible, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

HinghamRick, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

trevorpost, Sep 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mikeburd1128, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Sanchezrox23, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Atomicskis5, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wine taster glass.

A real nice solid yellow lemon orb glowing body, with clear carbonation rising. A creamy bright white head shows up, but settles and falls at a normal pace. A light bubbled collar remains while drinking.

Sweet smelling Belgian like candy. Slight dry spice. Light malts and airy. Solid. Not so much peppery. Hints of thick butter but not movie popcorn diacetyl angles.

However, palate brings the pepper nicely. Mild pepper in the mid palate, mixing with a Belgian classic sweetness. Crisp finish, with a large malt tripel like density. A nice prickly sensation after each sip on the tongue, with good carbonation. Green like peppers come out a bit more as it warms up.

Overall, a nice simple take on a good Belgian big ale. Very enjoyable.

smakawhat, Dec 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Bubbles, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Chugs13, Nov 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Patrickbrusil, Dec 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

salthemonster, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Hazelvue, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow color with a very small hint of orange, white bubbly head that quickly dissipates, no lacing on the glass.

Smell has a sweet malt backing with a musty funk upfront with the musty being stronger than the funk, slightest hint of grassy hops, I'm looking for a peppery aroma and I looked hard, a couple times I think I found it but I'm not really sure so I'm not expecting a strong peppercorn presence.

Taste is sweet at first, the sharp carbonation lends a sweeping dryness that helps keep the sweet malt in check, some light fruit aspects dance around along with a citrus note, the peppery flavor does come into play in the aftertaste but I've had other beers with a larger pepper presence so I'm a bit disappointed (yet relieved at the same time as peppercorn can sometimes be too overwhelming).

More subtle than I thought this year's Fluxus would be but it's well-rounded.

deltatauhobbit, Oct 07, 2012
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Allagash Fluxus 2012 from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.