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Allagash Fluxus 2013 - Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Fluxus 2013Allagash Fluxus 2013

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BA SCORE
85
very good

231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.55%


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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VincentFrey

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml corked and cage bottle. No notes on bottling dates, but first sold out of the case. Using a DFH "signature" glass.

Appearance: Nothing special, a dark black with ruby red edges when held in the light. No real lacing, but not particularly expected. Head is somehow multicolored (?), bone white on top and a tan below. It's a neat note I haven't seen before, but not giving or detracting points since it could just as easily be a result of the acidic nature of the blood oranges.

Smell: Heavy blood orange with a back of darker malts. Haven't tasted it yet, but little hints of oak, smoke, and particularly roasted barley. I can really dig this, and love it for what it is, but not standard for a porter (hence "outstanding" rather than "perfect")

Taste: Exact opposite of the smell! And not in a bad way, definite blood orange but more importantly a delightful combination of smoke, coffee, and dark crystal. Wow. I haven't been this impressed by an American Porter since first trying Dead Reckoning by Troegs. Just terrific.

Mouthfeel: The 6.4% keeps alcohol heat to a minimum, and the malt combination leaves a longing to drink some more. Somewhat thin, however, and could be fuller.

Overall: A very good beer that I wish I could acquire for a lower price. Worth trying if you see it, and I'd like to pick up another bottle to see what age does to the competing malt vs orange.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 19:15:24 | More by VincentFrey
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with a coffee brown bubbly head that has lingering lacing
Smell: strong coffee notes and burnt chocolate but slight orange notes in the back
Taste upfront on the carbonated coffee, brown sugar, tart orange.. bitter cocoa finish
Mouthfeel a bit watery, not as creamy as I would have enjoyed but fairly high carbonation and very dry finish

Overall I like this beer and have been more intrigued sip after sip and wondering how the taste could develop with a bit of age on it. In its current state its a bit rough but tasty

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 02:58:43 | More by alaimoa
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Yard House in Northridge, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight citrus aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and citrus flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a citrus presence that is better in the flavor in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2013 03:21:46 | More by UCLABrewN84
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured from tap into snifter at flying saucer in charlotte, NC.
Cant believe I have to go from CT to NC for this!..well im sure its local, but here I am...
Deep rich black pour with tan thin head. Roasted chocolate and some coffee aromas with something sweet and fruity?
Flavor of roasted malts, lots of chocolate an da definite sweetness...citrus or dried candi sugar? cant place it but its perfectly balanced with the roasted malts.
It is so smooth its scary...
overall, a fantastic porter...and I guess a style somewhat out of the box for allagash; but they nailed it with a twist (of course). awesome.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2013 01:24:22 | More by DrinkSlurm
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dar482

New York

4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Somehow this was still on tap in April of 2013 in Brooklyn.

It comes in a black color with a beautiful mocha color head.

The aroma has huge black chocolate and roasted malt. It's sweet and inviting.

The taste has a bit less chocolate, but still good flavor. There is coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, and a slight alcohol aftertaste along with some bitterness. I did not pick up orange, but the website says blood orange goes into that beer, so that must be where the bitterness comes in.

The finish has some molasses, but the finish isn't exactly quite there.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2013 23:26:39 | More by dar482
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Allagash Fluxus 2013 from Allagash Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.