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Allagash Tiarna | Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.11/5
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397 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#2,295
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
397
pDev:
7.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
97
Trade:
16
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 397 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of frekky
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OrangeMen
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage
~ 1 year from bottling date

Appearance- Pours a lemony, medium golden color, moderately hazy. Finger thick, pillowy and creamy white colored head, not much head lacing.

Aroma- Sweet and zesty fruitiness, mild tartness. Pineapple, lemon, citrus, tart apples, and pear. Bready type sweetness, hints of creaminess. Funky yeast, spice, clove, and slight banana.

Taste- Sweet fruits mixed with tart and zesty flavors. Pineapple, lemon zest, and citrus peel. Dry oak and moderate spice. Lots of funky yeast, wet hay, grassy. Bready, smooth sweetness.

Feel- Light and crisp body, slight creaminess. Higher carbonation, spritzy and palate cleansing.

Overall- Lots of fruity complexity balanced with a nice smooth bready maltiness. Subtler funky, belgian yeast, and dry oak comes through on the finish. Real crisp carbonation makes the beer drink incredibly easy.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
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 AnitaBrewski
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this wonderful beer at Mead Hall in Cambridge Mass., it's a beautiful dear lovely Wildell, light and tangy, consumed with some of my best friends in the world!

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Photo of JMUbrewz
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
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 JKasten988
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheElectricOne
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375ml bottle, corked and wired, into a tulip glass:

Appearance: pours a lovely, very slightly hazy, golden in color. Loads of teensy bubbles rising from the bottom up to the thick, pure white head. Head lingers for a looooooooooong time, which is much different than most wilds I've had, both from Allagash and other breweries. Pretty looking beer.

Aroma: subtle here, but the scents are nice. Light, bready notes dominate, with an undertone of lemon and a little bit of citrus. Definitely gives off a Belgian-esque scent, though with a twist of slight tartness.

Taste: the finish is what stuck with me here, so I'll roll with that first. Oddly sweet, but not cloyingly so, with a dark cherry-like taste on the end of the beer. Initial flavors I got were bready cracker, citrus, and a little bit of funk. Not boozy at all. Lightly tart, not puckering at all.

Feel: crisp, but with a fuller body than most wilds/sours. Starts crispy and carbonated, but finishes softer and creamier.

Overall: this was a very nice, complex brew from Allagash. Not my favorite wild beer from them by any stretch, but worth the bucks.

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Photo of capnamerica
4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakea
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of qchic
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brian29
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Summerteeth
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
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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Photo of KingPurple
5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ptykozoon
2.87/5  rDev -30.2%
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 DCgolfpro
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2013

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Photo of Iha
2.15/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pencible
3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a clear straw with quickly dissipating white head.
S: It smelled like crisp white grapes and minerals and tart vinegar, with some funky oak and sweet pineapple.
T: It tasted like sweet white grape juice and minerals, with some funky oak and tart vinegar. It had a clean, sweet tart aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Very bubbly body.
D: This was a nice sour, but the scent and taste weren't the most bold or complex. The body was fitting for the style, and the finish was pretty smooth, so it wasn't difficult to drink. Doesn't seem built to age. Not bad, but not worth the price and ultimately forgettable.

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Allagash Tiarna from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 397 ratings
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