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Allagash Fluxus 2012 - Allagash Brewing Company

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88
very good

139 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | 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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Reviews by AdamBear:
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -6.1%

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!

11-26-2012 22:10:29 | More by AdamBear
More User Reviews:
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

03-13-2013 23:46:37 | More by Janeinma
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

01-26-2014 20:18:49 | More by xdefeatsy
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -8.4%

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.

03-14-2013 22:32:55 | More by Mantooth
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.28/5  rDev -16.8%

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.

04-20-2013 17:46:57 | More by chinchill
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-31-2013 01:20:12 | More by acurtis
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-12-2013 01:27:21 | More by ste5venla
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Dirksen

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-24-2013 19:24:29 | More by Dirksen
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ezug

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-29-2012 22:28:41 | More by ezug
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Rampage108


4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-18-2014 00:34:36 | More by Rampage108
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George1799

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-01-2013 23:47:29 | More by George1799
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flayedandskinned

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-21-2013 06:09:28 | More by flayedandskinned
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

01-26-2014 23:44:06 | More by Kevincredible
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HinghamRick

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-15-2013 20:32:42 | More by HinghamRick
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-08-2012 22:56:57 | More by trevorpost
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-12-2013 17:20:05 | More by mikeburd1128
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-05-2013 15:41:55 | More by Atomicskis5
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smakawhat

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

12-24-2012 00:16:01 | More by smakawhat
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Bubbles

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-08-2012 21:41:49 | More by Bubbles
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-10-2012 22:02:26 | More by Chugs13
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

12-25-2012 15:31:30 | More by Patrickbrusil
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-31-2013 22:50:00 | More by salthemonster
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Hazelvue


4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-19-2012 15:10:25 | More by Hazelvue
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

10-07-2012 02:25:14 | More by deltatauhobbit
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-18-2013 22:50:26 | More by pknyc
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Allagash Fluxus 2012 from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.