Allagash Fluxus 2012 - Allagash Brewing Company
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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
4.13/5 rDev +4.8%
The beer pours a clear, rich golden yellow with a fluffy white head that doesn't lace. The nose is mildly peppercorny with a touch of yeast and honey sweetness. As the beer warms a bit there is a great Belgian yeast presence, a honey sweetness, and a lightly biting peppercorn in the taste. This beer is definitely a medium bodied, drinkable Belgian brew with subtle, yet distinct peppercorn presence. I like this beer and think it's a worthy consideration as an Allagash seasonal because it's a very drinkable Belgian pale that relies on the subtle, earthy, spiciness provided by the green/pink peppercorns.
04-05-2013 02:21:15 | More by ThePorterSorter
4.28/5 rDev +8.6%
A - Hazy golden-yellow with a big finger of frothy white head. Fades very slowly.
S - Sweet grainy and bready malts, Belgian yeast, coriander, peppercorns, other farmhouse character, lemon zest.
T - Sweet grainy and bready malts, Belgian yeast, peppercorns, coriander, other spices, tart lemon zest, fruity esters, and some light floral flavors.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, peppery finish.
D - Great balanced BSPA. Nice amount of spices.
03-22-2013 04:09:30 | More by ngeunit1
3.61/5 rDev -8.4%
On draft at Duckworth's, Charlotte, NC, 8.5 oz pour for $3.
Golden pils colored pour with a tight little head and oil-slick lacing. Nicely bittered by the hops, good bit of citrus in the nose and mouth. Loads of fresh lemon and bitter fruit-flesh, a little grassy in the finish. The mouthfeel is quite nice, bravo on the viscosity. Solid brew.
03-14-2013 22:32:55 | More by Mantooth
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%
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
4.15/5 rDev +5.3%
Orange-amber in color, moderate haziness. The head measures 3+ fingers tall and shows good retention, but lacing is only sparse. The aroma leads with chalky yeast notes that give way to a spicy fruitiness. Notes of citrus peel, green apple, pear, and cracker-like grain. Very aromatic and enjoyable.
The flavor profile is very much like a Saison. Yeasty phenols are prominent and the finish is nice and dry. There's a slight honey-like sweetness at first, then progressively more dryness. Malt profile is light and pilsner-like. There's an overall vinous quality imparted by notes of apple and white grape. A smooth, soft mouthfeel helps to make this exceedingly drinkable, though a bit more liveliness to the bubbles wouldn't hurt. Excellent texture overall.
My first taste of the Fluxus series has me wishing I'd tried previous releases. 2012 is a very nice strong saison that should not be missed while it's available.
01-20-2013 19:23:46 | More by gr0g
Allagash Fluxus 2012 from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.