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Allagash / De La Senne Very Spéciale Belge - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash / De La Senne  Very Spéciale Belge
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85
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 6.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jrenihan on 09-02-2013)
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

09-28-2013 20:10:31 | More by DrinkSlurm
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Local Option. Served in a tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and a few specks of lace. Lightly hazed golden body.

S - Peppery yeast, but not excessively spicy. Crackery and bready malt backdrop, with a kiss of stone fruits in the periphery.

T - The taste is a tiny bit sweeter, with more pale malt and stone fruit flavors and some fruity esters from the yeast. Still quite dry and crackery, with a mild dose of hop bitterness late. I like the yeast strain here as it's not overpowering; good balance and malt and yeast.

M - Higher, zesty carbonation that isn't inappropriate for the style but is a bit harsh for my tastes. Medium bodied, with a dry finish, and a touch grainy in texture.

D - Is it very special? Not so much. However, it's a well crafted and competently executed. Reminds me of a bigger version of Allagash's House Beer. Would drink this again if it was more widely available.

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On-tap 9/20/2013 at Julian’s in Providence, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, hops, caramelized malts and some fruit.

T: The taste starts out bready from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not to heavy malt character. Then some mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The hops presence is good for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly spicy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid Belgian-style beer to drink for a long time.

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mdfb79

New York

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From 09/18/13 notes. Had this on tap at Proletariat in NYC. 14 oz. pour served in stemware.

a - Pours a hazy deep reddish-orange color with two inches of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of spices, Belgian yeast, fruity malts, bananas, apples, grains, and light floral notes. Nice and fruity with some Belgian notes to it; quite nice.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, apples, Belgian yeast, spice, cloves, bananas, earthy malts, grains, wheat, bread, and dough. More fruit than the nose. Very nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink; could definitely have a few of them.

o - Overall another really nice beer from Allagash. Nice Belgian yeast and spice mixing with apples and fruity malts, and very easy to drink. A beer you could have a few of and would want to; would definitely have it again.

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Allagash / De La Senne Very Spéciale Belge from Allagash Brewing Company
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