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Allagash Fluxus 2013 - Allagash Brewing Company

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85
very good

263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Ale brewed with blood oranges.

(Beer added by: dar482 on 07-05-2013)
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Shatter

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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zillo043068

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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MWolverines66

New York

2.35/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this on tap in Arlington, VA. Pours a tan color with a small amount of foam. Smell of malts, chocolate and orange. Taste is....well terrible. I had about 3-4 sips but could not manage to get this down. Not sure if there was something wrong with the keg, but it was pretty brutal. It tasted extremely boozy and the blood orange is barely noticeable. I tasted less alcohol in BCBS than this. When I saw the 6.40% I was like wtf how is that possible.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2013 20:05:55 | More by MWolverines66
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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kojevergas

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked this one up at a local bottle shop for $19.99 - ouch. I love a lot of Allagash's beers, so expectations are somewhat high. That said, I don't recall being impressed by last year's Fluxus. "Ale brewed with blood oranges." 6.40% ABV. 750ml brown glass bottle with tasteful label art and a hood-and-wire cap (aka cage) over a cork served into a flared stem-snifter/tulip hybrid glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live.

Served cold - straight from the fridge - and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Cork pops easily by hand and no liquid surges up. Carbonation seems great.

A: Pours a two finger wide head of healthy khaki colour. Nice creaminess and thickness. Even consistent lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head slowly recedes. Head retention is superb - about 7-8 minutes. Supple soft complexion.

Body colour is a solid dark black; not quite a jet black. Opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Looks par for the style. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Dark malts, caramel, black pepper, and zesty citrusy wisps - orange peel, tangerine peel. Extremely evocative; this screams citrus. I'm shocked at how well the citrusy character is integrated into the larger porter-like build. I really hope this carries through in the flavour profile; that's fantastic. It's got some subtle spicing but I can't discern quite which spices they are (I'm rubbish at that); maybe allspice and bit of tamarind? Cocoa powder/dust. Digestive-like chocolate biscuit character. Brown malts. No yeast or hop character is detectable, nor is any alcohol. A unique, intriguing aroma of mild strength. Quite remarkable.

T: Cocoa powder hits on the open but you don't really catch up to it until the aftertaste - where it lingers, coaxing out the next sip. Body is seamless, with dark malts, caramel, and chocolate malt. Gestalt; this beer is as cohesive and balanced as they come. The citrusy notes are brilliantly executed, with a very impressive subtlety. Notes of misty orange peel and tangerine start small from the early second act and build in intensity until the climax. I look for blood orange specifically, but it's hard to discern; I'd probably get the orange peel drinking this blind, but I'd never guess blood orange. I love that they don't overdo the caramel like so many porters, and there's none of that nasty cola flavour that plagues the worst beers in the style. I guess I get a bit of buried coffee. A highlight of this beer - and the heart of it - is the clearly Belgian yeast; it's redolent of an abbey dubbel but applied to a porter - if that makes any fucking sense. The Belgian approach and choice of yeast is wonderful. Bravo to Allagash.

Depth of flavour is above average. Good diversity of flavour (especially for the style). Average intensity. High flavour duration. Excellent amplitude.

Notable complexity and subtlety here. Artfully executed. I'm really enjoying this.

Mf: Smooth, soft, creamy, silky, welcoming. Slight overcarbonation. Not biting, gushed, hot, oily, or harsh. Complements the flavour profile quite well and the smoothness isn't overdone; the flavours are fully delivered here. Good body. Good thickness.

Dr: Extremely drinkable for the style. A unique porter - if we're considering it one. I'd never have guessed that citrusy notes would work well in a porter, but Allagash has proved that they can. Daring concept and remarkable execution. If not for the high price tag, I'd definitely get this again. A damn solid offering from Allagash, and one that pushes the boundaries of the style. Love the innovation and risk-taking. I'll have no trouble killing this bottle by meself, and I'll be recommending this one to friends.

High B

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 20:01:06 | More by kojevergas
Allagash Fluxus 2013 from Allagash Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.