1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Allagash Fluxus 2012 - Allagash Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Allagash Fluxus 2012Allagash Fluxus 2012

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

138 Ratings
THE BROS
-
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 138 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of chippo33
chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -23.9%

12-04-2012 04:15:55 | More by chippo33
Photo of brez8791
brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.9%

09-11-2012 01:02:41 | More by brez8791
Photo of TerrapinWakenBake
TerrapinWakenBake

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.9%

11-18-2012 19:55:34 | More by TerrapinWakenBake
Photo of justintcoons
justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Slightly hazed straw/gold with 1 finger of white head that dissipates rather quickly. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Potpourri, barnyard and pear.

Taste
Potpourri and horse blanket are at the forefront of this beer. Lighter notes of pear, splashes of apple juice and dashes of pink peppercorn. As much as I love a good barnyard funk, the massive flavors of potpourri are really killing this one for me.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

Overall
Extremely yeast and spice driven beer. Again, the potpourri really killed this for me.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2012 14:44:07 | More by justintcoons
Photo of Janeinma
Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

03-13-2013 23:46:37 | More by Janeinma
Photo of Patrickbrusil
Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

12-25-2012 15:31:30 | More by Patrickbrusil
Photo of Geuzedad
Geuzedad

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-23-2013 14:06:34 | More by Geuzedad
Photo of alysmith4
alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

09-17-2013 01:37:44 | More by alysmith4
Photo of chinchill
chinchill

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-31-2013 01:20:12 | More by acurtis
Photo of gopens44
gopens44

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-30-2012 23:18:45 | More by gopens44
Photo of C-Dog
C-Dog


3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-27-2012 06:05:57 | More by C-Dog
Photo of kojevergas
kojevergas

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into a Uinta brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery, which I quite like. 7.70% alcohol confirmed.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Pulling the cork yields a satisfying pop but no upsurging or other issues.

A: Pours a five finger beige colour head of pleasant rolling foam, great uniform thickness, nice cream, and great retention. Frothy and appealing. Lacing is also good. Colour is a hazy nontransparent pale yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Non-opaque.

Sm: Luxurious Belgian biscuit malts, peppercorns, some spice, and light bretty goodness. Very soft and intriguing. Reminds me a bit of confluence, which I had last night. I get some honey and floral hop notes. All around a good aroma. Mild in strength, but nicely subtle. I'm looking forward to trying it.

T: Clean biscuit malts comprise the foundation. Well handled pale malts give it a solid refreshing body. Background floral hops emerge throughout in a balanced, deliberate manner. Spice comes on the climax - there's the peppercorns and a bit of spice from the yeast. Somewhat brett-evocative. I think I even get a bit of wheat grains. It gets more floral as it approaches the climax. One unexpected effect is the warming sensation of the alcohol in the stomach; it's surprisingly notable for Allagash. Maybe that's just something weird with my personal physiology tonight, but it's a nice effect. A subtle and balanced brew, but I admit I'm a bit disappointed about how little is going on. It's very nectary which I love, but there's not a whole lot of layering here. Could use some more spice. In any case the yeast hardly comes through. I like it, but it's not as special as Allagash's better beers. Nicely sweet on the climax.

Mf: Smooth, light, and wet. A bit too thick for the lack of flavours. It could be thinner and lighter still, like Confluence. It's refreshingly wet, though. Suits the flavours well.

Dr: Very drinkable, except for that pesky ABV presence. I could drink this all night; it's really lovely for the style. A tasty brew that doesn't quite live up to high expectations. Best reserved for more serious fans of this style specifically. It's priced too high. That said, it's refreshing and enjoyable.

B-

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 02:42:09 | More by kojevergas
Photo of Raziel313
Raziel313

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-16-2013 08:00:12 | More by Raziel313
Photo of Zbeetleman
Zbeetleman

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-15-2013 05:12:32 | More by Zbeetleman
Photo of seeswo
seeswo

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-22-2013 04:05:46 | More by seeswo
Photo of auto_exec
auto_exec

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-17-2013 03:32:24 | More by auto_exec
Photo of wisrarebeer
wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-27-2014 02:25:11 | More by wisrarebeer
Photo of Holland
Holland

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-13-2013 15:05:35 | More by Holland
Photo of beerist
beerist

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-30-2013 12:59:32 | More by beerist
Photo of FEUO
FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-01-2012 13:19:01 | More by FEUO
Photo of hawkmage
hawkmage

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-11-2013 22:20:51 | More by hawkmage
Photo of Jason1337
Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-17-2013 18:13:52 | More by Jason1337
Photo of Caleb
Caleb

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-28-2013 13:08:38 | More by Caleb
Photo of Halcyondays
Halcyondays

California

3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a light orange with a medium frothy white head leaving some good lace.

S: Yeasty with notes of peppercorns and bread.

T: Has a unique peppercorn flavour that ends with what tastes like a hint of mint. Nice malt character throughout out with notes of coriander like spice.

M: Medium-bodied, soft easy carbonation. A delicate beer.

O: An interesting beer with an intriguing flavour. At the end of the day though, it didn't really stand out for me though it was certainly fun to try.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2012 20:04:58 | More by Halcyondays
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Allagash Fluxus 2012 from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.