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Allagash Nancy | 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): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer is a sour red ale fermented with Maine cherries and Brettanomyces in stainless for almost a year. The cherries were a blend of Balaton and Montmorrency and added at a rate of 2lbs per gallon. Copper in color, Nancy has an aroma of cherries, bread crust and a touch of cinnamon. The flavor is a medley of tart cherry, citrus and pie spice. We think you'll dig it!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#747
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
685
pDev:
7.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
83
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 685 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of Phineasco
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Clear orange/copper with big fluffy, pillowy white head. High carbonation.
Smell: Tart, Cherries, jam, and white grapes.
Taste: Taste follows the nose with tart cherries, jam, and white grapes.
Mouthfeel: Medium with nice complexity.
Overall: Another good cherry sour from Allagash.

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Photo of rbrefbeerman
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of heddar33
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep orange that is just slightly red topped by a dense finger of off white head that retains well and leaves some lacing
S: Smells of funk, sourness, and cherries. Great nose.
T: Taste is cherries and sourness up front with some funk. The beer has a really nice juicy cherry flavor throughout on this one. Swallow is more juicy cherry and sourness with some lingering funk. This one tastes a lot like drinking cherry pie filling.
M: This beer has a mouthfeel on the lighter side of medium with good carbonation for the style and a drying finish from the acidity,
O: Overall this one isn't super complex on the funk side of things but the cherry flavor is real and delicious. The cherries are really the star of the show on this beer and it is a fantastic beer with great flavors. Seek this one out if you like fruited sour beers.

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Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SadMachine
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnlatona
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HattedClassic
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a very nice look. The head is white and bubbly but it quickly dissipates and does not leave much of a lasting visual impact. The beer itself, on the other hand, is a good visual treat. It is a clear copper that has a lot of red on it, it's a good look for a wild ale.

The smell and taste are both fantastic. While the taste is a bit more tart and sour than the smell, it still retains the same notes in roughly the same strength as the smell. The strongest note without a doubt is the brett and it sometimes overwhelms the other notes. However, as the beer warms up and with the correct glass used, you get a beautiful mixture of cherry tart and light sweetness with a nice cinnamon note that gives it a good spice note that enhances the cherry. The malt also provides a nice bread note. Essentially, the beer has a well done cherry pie note to it.

The body has a good feel. It's a light bodied beer that is a little bit on the heavier side and has a nice carbonation to it. It has a fairly dry finish.

Overall, this is a pretty good beer and wild ale from the brewery. It's definitely a good desert beer worth getting and just as good standing alone. Go for it.

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4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nugganooch
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to mdfb79 for this one!
From the 350ml bottle to my Angel City Brewing glass
Notes taken from 08/29/15

A golden amber with a faint haze emitting through the body. I loose forming of ivory white bubble retains over top for a few short-lived moments. Minor stick or streaks of lace noted.
The cherry is dominant in the nose with some tarter cranberry like elements. Light dusty lemon peel, oak and Brett, Bread crust, and a touch of earthy spices.
Not piquantly sour by any means. Very subtle and delicate approach. Tart cherry up front with some complementing dark berry/fruit flavors and a golden malt base of graham cracker crust. Sprinkle in a bit of citrus and spice with more oaky tannins and light lemony Brett. Not incredibly complex. Wonder if this one needs a lot more age. Good but short of being great or anything worth writing home about. Glad to have tried one.

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4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PprBurke
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gibgink
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GDawgs34
3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtomlins
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear pinkish-Amber color with a fizzy head dying quickly leaving no collar or lacing. The nose is both rich in funky Brett and tart cherries along with apple and pepper. The taste is again featuring funky Brett and tart cherries, Epsom salts, balsamic vinegar, white pepper, Granny Smith apples, light vinous notes and light toasted malt. The finish is long and semi-dry with a perfect balance of sweet and tart. The palate is light and lively with bubbly carbonation yat a round mouthfeel making it extremely drinkable. This is a excellent example of balance in flavors and blending.

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4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pathman
4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

10/22/16 bottle

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Allagash Nancy from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 685 ratings
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