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Allagash Fluxus 2012 - Allagash Brewing Company

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88
very good

28 Reviews
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Reviews: 28
Hads: 150
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 3.79%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-08-2012

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.
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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (896 characters)

Photo of billab914
4/5  rDev +1%
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. (1,062 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Cheers! (894 characters)

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Allagash Fluxus 2012 from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.