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Allagash Fluxus 2012 - Allagash Brewing Company

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88
very good

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
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)
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-11-2013 14:33:32 | More by thegerm87
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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
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-17-2013 18:13:52 | More by Jason1337
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Holland

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-13-2013 15:05:35 | More by Holland
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Skarod

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-09-2013 20:38:40 | More by Skarod
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 02:21:15 | More by ThePorterSorter
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-31-2013 01:21:21 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-31-2013 01:20:12 | More by acurtis
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ngeunit1

California

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 04:09:30 | More by ngeunit1
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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-18-2013 22:50:26 | More by pknyc
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2013 22:32:55 | More by Mantooth
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

03-13-2013 23:46:37 | More by Janeinma
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MalKen

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-26-2013 18:44:43 | More by MalKen
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The1WineGuy

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-21-2013 01:26:07 | More by The1WineGuy
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mweso2000

Georgia

5/5  rDev +26.9%

02-15-2013 22:17:41 | More by mweso2000
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-06-2013 13:16:54 | More by wonothesane42
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Lob

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +26.9%

02-04-2013 01:00:02 | More by Lob
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2013 17:31:43 | More by ChainGangGuy
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 17:24:01 | More by rudzud
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-23-2013 05:36:18 | More by WDJersey
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flayedandskinned

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-21-2013 06:09:28 | More by flayedandskinned
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gr0g

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 19:23:46 | More by gr0g
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NorCalYeti

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

01-19-2013 17:17:00 | More by NorCalYeti
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

01-19-2013 04:50:36 | More by JRod1969
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-18-2013 04:49:03 | More by lupercmda
Allagash Fluxus 2012 from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.