Allagash Tiarna | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tiarna is a blend of two beers, one aged in oak and fermented with 100% brettanomyces and the other fermented in stainless with a blend of two belgian yeast strains. Both beers were brewed with a combination of 2 row and wheat malt in addition to specialty grains. It was hopped with Hallertau, Styrian Goldings and Cascade hops. The finished beer is dark golden in color with citrus, pineapple and bread in the aroma. The flavor of this tart beer has notes of grapefruit, lemon, and bread crust, and a long, dry finish.

Added by rudzud on 12-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
390
Reviews:
75
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
97
For Trade:
17
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bdrega10
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of jodybrutal
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mumbled
4.83/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

8/12/16 bottle

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Photo of DBosco
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vonnerbeer
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Immortale25
4.74/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of parkeak0
4.74/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Present but not aggressive brett funk, bone dry yet awesome aromatics of apple, honey, some tropical fruits. Really interesting beer, tons going on, super quaffable. Pretty much exactly what I want when someone hands me a "brett beer".

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Photo of BiaSongThan
4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

9/15 Straw color white head big bubbles. Funky aroma slightly bready, pineapple, oak, white wine. Taste has awesome barnyard funk up front, some citrus, yeasty esters. Finishes dry and clean. Light body and nicely effervescent. Very drinkable and delightfully funky

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4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.56/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Summerteeth
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An American wild ale made with, inter alia (look it up), one ale aged in oak barrels and fermented with 100% Brettanomyces and another in stainless steel with Belgian yeast. This comes in at 7.1% ABV. Color is medium-dark golden. Smell is heavy on the Brett with good amount of breadiness and some citrus. Has a nice sour consistency but sweet at the end, almost like cherries or candy - maybe even some pineapple. Mouthfeel is strong carbonation with some peppery notes. This is a beer you should definitely get. I give it a definite A. My only complaint is that the bottle is not big enough.

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4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Chilled 375 mL corked and caged bottle poured into my Hill Farmstead tulip glass. Enjoyed while being snowed in.

Appearance: Vibrant lemon yellow in color with a ridiculous, pillowy head that takes up half the glass. The retention on the head is pretty impressive.

Aroma: The initial aroma is very brett forward with some lemon and pineapple fruitiness to balance out the funk. Really nice balance of sweet, sour and funky. The brett really is developed nicely.

Taste: Much like the aroma, the brett character really stands out. A burst of lemon tartness comes through before finishing with a dry, grassy hop note. The hops don't clash at all with the tartness and the brett. Really tasty.

Mouthfeel: Crisp with bright carbonation. Some initial juicy character than ends in a drier finish. Very spot on for the style.

Overall, one of the better brett heavy pale ales I've had in recent memory. The brett complexity and character is really strong but well balanced. The grassy hops and burst of tartness are great as well. Definitely might try to purchase another bottle to sit on.

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4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Looks & tastes like champagne. Aged amazingly. The carb alone is stunning. Opened 7/4/15, so roughly 1.5 years old. Bright and crisp with light hay funk and white wine/grape sweetness.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Allagash Tiarna from Allagash Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 390 ratings.
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