Allagash Fluxus 2012 - Allagash Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2012 22:44:27 | More by billab914
4.23/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
09-28-2012 22:34:10 | More by woosterbill
Allagash Fluxus 2012 from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.