Allagash Fluxus 2012 - Allagash Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -7.9%
On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Pours a clear orange-yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spices, and peppercorns. Taste is much the same with a sweetness on the finish. There is a mild yeast and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a better smell than taste in my opinion.
11-22-2012 07:04:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.61/5 rDev -8.4%
11 ounce goblet - $8.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Hazed, pale golden body with a half-inch of finely-textured, white foam fed by thin but steady bubble streams.
Smell: Sugary influences atop notes of pils malts, spelt, with very light touches of craggled grain. Floral-type hints along with the peppercorn hints. A bit of alcohol. Unripened pears, apples.
Taste: Bolstered pilsner-like maltiness, though I'm told spelt (forgot about him, didn't ya?) is also present. Some grainy touches, a goodly pinch of table sugar. Floral, spicy augmentations from the added peppercorns aided, one would imagine, by the pilfered yeast strain, maybe a bit by the alcohol. Orchard fruitiness, something a little lemony as it warms. Crispish, malty, dry finish with a hint of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: It's okay. I liked it, didn't love it.
01-23-2013 17:31:43 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.05/5 rDev +2.8%
On-tap 10/14/2012 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.
A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, spices, bananas, light caramelized malts, some citrus and a touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of spice, citrus and bananas. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer with good complexity making it worth drinking for a long time.
11-04-2012 17:55:23 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.99/5 rDev +1.3%
Big fluffy fizzy head of 2 fingers fades at a med pace with big bubbles and spotty lacing, hazy banana wheat colored.
Nose nice fluffy Belgian blond, blond malts, plenty of wheat, light banana and wit like spices, light fruity esters, faint hint if peppercorns, light juicy citrus.
Taste starts with more Belgian flavors, a big Belgian blond with sweet malts, little toasty, and some light candy sugar, quite sweet. Then spices, wit spices with like clove and coriander, as well as some light peppercorns. Wheat flavors are there, with light banana and plenty if fruity esters, there is also a light earthy spicy bitter hop character, and a touch of warming and slightly phenolic booze. Finish is semi sticky sweet, more candy blond malts with bitter earthy hops, light spicy peppercorns, and wit spices and fruits lingering.
Mouth is med to fuller bod, little syrupy, nice carb, light warming booze.
Overall not bad... a bit boozy and overall strong for what I expected. But otherwise interesting. Peppercorns could have been a bit stronger.
06-05-2013 03:13:26 | More by jlindros
3.58/5 rDev -9.1%
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.
11-24-2012 20:04:58 | More by Halcyondays
3.5/5 rDev -11.2%
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.
10-28-2012 02:42:09 | More by kojevergas
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
4/5 rDev +1.5%
750ml bottle poured into my Allagash glass. Amber in color and moderately hazy. A thin white head barely covers the top, but maintains nicely.
The aroma showcases the belgian Yeast nicely. I get some nice earthy spices along with a little bit of the peppercorns. Some crisp, slightly tart fruits are there as well. It comes together well and feels nicely balanced for the style.
The taste shows a little more of the crisp fruits with more of a tart grape flavor up front and some sweeter apple in the finish. The earthy yeast spice is very complimenting and the peppercorns are subtle, but good. The peppercorns are most evident in the finish leaving a lingering peppery spice.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being a little above average. Overall, it was a very nice beer. It was bold and flavorful, but also balanced and pretty easy drinking. The peppercorns were thankfully very subtle and complimenting. I really liked what they added to the finish as well. The DeDolle yeast was also very well utilized in it. Very solid beer all around.
09-30-2012 22:44:27 | More by billab914
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
3.93/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured from the bottle into a snifter, the beer is a bright, hazy, orange-gold coloring with a thin, filmy, uneven, white coating of head. Aromas of citrus, pepper, bubblegum, and berry sweetness. Very light and inviting on the nose. Flavors are light initially, with an astringent hops presence that comes through shortly after the beer hits your tastebuds. Sweet and light overtones of a fruity blend, with a citrus and berry character once again. The pepper components are there, but remain in the background until the end of the palate, where they help to clean up the flavors and keep the finish tight and crisp. Spiced and sweet aftertaste transitions into the sharper, crisp finish. Very tasty, and very unique.
10-14-2012 20:16:44 | More by GarthDanielson
4.23/5 rDev +7.4%
On-tap at Prime 16 during their Allagash tap takeover; served in a 25cl Allagash goblet.
A: Slightly hazy gold body under a thin, fine white head that settles into a persistent ring. Not much in the way of lace. Pretty average for the style.
S: Spicy phenols, fresh-ground peppercorn, and a lovely overlay of fruity tartness. Really fresh, crisp, and aromatic. Excellent.
T: Opens with some slightly tart green apple esters, then quickly becomes heavily peppery and slightly medicinal with its major phenols. The finish extremely spicy, dry, and lively. Quite complex and enjoyable. Different in a very good way.
M: Almost ludicrously frothy. Nothing but bubbles. Way overcarbonated, even for an effervescent style.
O: Last year’s Fluxus sucked. This doesn’t. Highly recommended if you can get it on tap, although I’m not convinced I’d shell out $20 or whatever for a 750.
09-28-2012 22:34:10 | More by woosterbill
4.05/5 rDev +2.8%
Picked this up at the Allagash Brewery. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Pours a clear light golden hue with a one finger fizzy head that fades to leave a light fizzy blanket and minimal lacing.
S - Aromas of light Belgian yeasts and subtle fruits along with a nice peppercorn spice. Quite enjoyable.
T - Same as the nose. nice fruitiness and peppercorn spice notes. Very nice Belgian yeast esters intermingling throughout the beer.
M - Mouthfeel is highly carbonated like a handful of good Allagash beers. Super drinkable.
O - Overall this was a solid beer. Not a bad fluxus, think I liked it better than 2011's batch.
01-23-2013 17:24:01 | More by rudzud
Allagash Fluxus 2012 from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.