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Allagash Fluxus 2012 - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

138 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 138
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 5
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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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was served from the tap at The Blind Tiger in New York, NY. It arrived in a generic tulip glowing a pale golden coloring. The glass was filled to the brim, so no head was noted. Spots of lacing were left as the liquid disappeared. There was a soft cloudiness to the beer’s clarity, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared average. The aroma gave a strong malty base, with generous notes of citrus and wheat, much like a tripel. Coolness of vanilla, a light peppery depth, orange peel, and clove helped to keep things spicy, while rounding the nose out. Our first impression was that the flavoring was sweet and inclusive, with strong Belgian esters of bubblegum. As we sipped, a spicy grain bill, sweet vanilla, a hint of clove, and spicy plastics hit the palate. These moved to the peak, where grapey sweetness, soft grain of lemon, and the citrus and wheat of a tripel or wit soured the palate, with pale bitters and toast. The finish gave biting peppercorn, which added to the blackness of booze. We also noted raw vanilla bean, hints of souring and bittering lemon, and a final wash of sweetened, sugary grain. The aftertaste breathed of raw peppercorn, charcoal smoke, and sweeter toasted grain. The body was medium, and the carbonation was high, with a bite. The mouth was initially cooled and coated with a soft graininess, but the dryness of booze acted to quickly clean and pucker the palate. There was soft slurp and cream, with nice froth on each sip. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the cleanliness. The nose was spicy, warming, and enticing, while the taste really brought forward some pepper and some heat. This inherent spiciness really helped to enhance the booziness of the beer. The feel was equally as inviting, with softness and creaminess to each slurp. This was a great beer, but we would be interested to see what they could do if they really pulled all stops on the raw peppercorn, to burn your taste buds out of hiding.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2012 14:49:12 | More by TheBrewo
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This is my second time tasting the 2012. The first was at 9 months, this one is now @1.6 years old. It ages very well.

Color is a lovely camel brown, translucent as a strong Belgian should be. Presents with a good head and a fruity nose. The ale has solid body and wonderful mouthfeel, smooth and rich.

The flavor is complex. The initial flavor is wheaty, then fruity. When younger, the spiciness of the peppercorn was more pronounced, now it is a noted after note.

I'll admit that I'm a little sad that this is my last bottle of the 2012. The 2013 is much darker and initially not as balanced, though I look forward to how it ages.

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Allagash Fluxus 2012 from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.