Neddles | 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): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after our first employee Ned. Neddles is a sour brown aged in rum barrels from Ned's new venture, New England Distilling.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,249
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
141
pDev:
6.87%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
32
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 141 |  Reviews: 14
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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

April 1, 2014 bottle, cracked March 11, 2018.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a murky brown color, with a small head, and no lacing.

This has a really huge rum aroma, with some light red grapes, vanilla, and caramel.

This basically feels like a slightly sour rum barrel aged barleywine, and that works out nicely for me. There's a really nice caramel malt complexity, with a nice slight spiced character from the rum, vanilla, and slight sour grapes. The rum is not quite as pronounced as the aroma.

This is slighly creamy, with a good level of carbonation. It's definitely a slow sipper.

This is another exceptionally unique beer from Allagash.

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Photo of nmann08
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of riderwbd
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sabtos
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark but clear shimmering copper with a loud, fizzy tan head that quickly settles to a thin ring.

Smell is sherry and deep oak, balsamic vinegar, and wine barrel tannin with a bit of a char. A sharp acetic funk makes it seem like it's going to be all acid on the palate.

Taste is much more measured than expected, starting with cherry and raspberry, then bringing that smokey char with toasted sesame and then apple skin.

It seems acetic and vinegary, but doesn't actually feel acidic. It is quite tart, but also has a crisp carbonation, but then the body rounds in the middle, with a soft and frothy light finish.

I wasn't expecting it to be this drinkable but it certainly is a complex treat!

2016 vintage

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Photo of DBosco
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice amber to orange with an off-white head. The nose is beautifully complex with overripe fruit, tart apples, rum and oak playing the leading role. The taste is lactic sourness, green apple, followed with a touch of caramel malt, a laid-back funk, woodiness and rum on the finish. After being aged a year, this is spot on. Everything happening here is what I'm looking for, and I can't wait to see what develops in my other bottle in the next few months.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoppy_Time
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice coppery brown with a one finger head that is gone in a minute. No lacing. Surprisingly no alcohol legs either since it clocks in 11.3% ABV.

Aroma of green apple, lime, currant, caramel, cherry/almond, oak, hint of rum.

Tastes of unripe berries, currant and oak up front, quite tart. A little toasty caramel, green apple, some pineapple like tart flavor, rum sweetness on the finish.

Medium body, smooth, nice carbonation, drying.

I love the flavors going on in this beer, tart berry and apple, toasty malt, and the oaky rum sweetness. Oud bruins are probably my favorite variety of sour and this is a great example of the style.

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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark amber, dense head, clear. Amped up brown. Good overall beer with nice EtOH and non-dominating tartness, nice barrel qualities also present. A bit too much EtOH overall for style.

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Photo of MrDarcy
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSanger
4.74/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Was able to drink this beer at the Allagash brewery. It was an honor to have this. An amazingly complex beer. You can smell the rumbut it is not overpowering it is sour but not too sour. It is as close to a perfect beer as I have had recently. Awesome awesome beer

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

11/06/2016

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AMCimpi
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Reagan1984
3.91/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Neddles from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 141 ratings