Allagash Tiarna | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash TiarnaAllagash Tiarna
BA SCORE
92.4%
Liked This Beer
4.14 w/ 394 Ratings
Allagash TiarnaAllagash Tiarna
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
Ranking:
#1,877
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
394
Liked:
364
Avg:
4.14/5
pDev:
7.73%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
98
Trade:
17
User Ratings & Reviews
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2.15/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ptykozoon
2.87/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours hazy apple juice with islands.

Light lemon, sour tarts.

Barnyard funk, hay, bread, simple.

Carbonation is insanely high on this bottle. Dry.

A lackluster example of a belgian style sour. No refinement or complexity.

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Photo of BcOneSeven
2.87/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.08/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.46/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheWolf
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brett is subtle but a little too much bubble gum

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Photo of ipc2000
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of k8kruk
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Okay, THIS is the champagne of beers. In that it actually tastes a bit like champagne and has identically structured carbonation - tight and insistent.

A: Clear, crisp golden yellow. Absolutely beautiful. Visible carbonation bubbles persist long after our pour. Tons of lacing on the glass.

S: Fruity with grape and spice noticeable right way.

T: Is it an ale? A cider? A sparkling wine? The oak aging really soars and lends a wine-like base on which stone fruits come alive. Yeasty and savory notes round out this confounding but delicious brew.

F: Crisp with abundant carbonation. Not too thick, sticky or gummy. Nice and clean.

O: I'm not just being flowery with the language. It has a sophisticated taste that is almost more sparkling wine or cider than an ale. The flavors are really well balanced between savory warm flavors and light fruits. Extremely drinkable and fascinating for real lovers of beer (and cider.... and wine... and champagne...).

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Very characteristic allagash wild. No flaws to speak of, but the house character doesn't really do it for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle. Orange body and a little hazy. Smells of brett, doughy malts, and some Belgian yeastiness behind it all. A little bit of citrus, too. Tastes really nice. Bretty yeast. Bright citrus. Grainy malt. A little bit sweet. Earthy bretty notes in the finish. Medium body and a little creamy. Well carbonated. Very promising and reminiscent of quality Belgian sours, but doesn't quite reach the heights of a really great beer.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thereal_adam
3.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dirk_Chappelle
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Allagash Tiarna from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.4% out of 100 with 394 ratings
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