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:
#1,955
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
142
pDev:
6.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
32
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by GonzoHomebrewer:
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4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a rusty brown auburn with a quickly dissipating off white head. Beer looks great

S- As soon as I popped this I could smell some oaky lactic funk, kind of oud bruin esque. After I pour this bad boy out, there's toasted nut, molasses, some rum heat, slight funky twang in the background

T- Taste is initially oud bruin esque, oak tannic tart cherry note, then the carbonation begins to kick in and dries out to a rummy oak profile with molasses, oak, and dark fruit that initially leaves you wanting more, but then right on the finish, a slight rum heat comes out. Is reminiscent of a dark and stormy with lime, but instead of lime, this has some mild lacto balancing things out.

M- sharp pricky carbonation that gives the beer an excellent complimentary dryness, making a high abv sour quite drinkable

O- Right now, this beer is drinking great, showcasing a great depth of character without being too overwhelming in any certain area. There is definitely some room for growth of the lacto character, but I feel this beer is ready to drink now. Fantastic sour brown ale.

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More User Reviews:
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 t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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

Photo of mctizzz
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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 Alieniloquium
3.67/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange amber body. Small fleeting white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Rum barrel is strong. Oak. Vanilla. Mild acidity. Smells kinda musty.

Taste - Rum is still strong, but it's got a lot more sourness going on. Kinda vinegary. Some grainy toast and caramel malt. Sharp rum aftertaste and some oak.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Medium heavy.

Overall - Intense flavors. It's overly intense in certain respects, but good.

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Photo of vancean2
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of NinaElizabeth
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours brownish red with thin head that quickly dissipates. Semi translucent. Smells like tart cherries, apple cider vinegar, damp wood hints of vanilla and molasses. Taste mostly follows the nose-- tart cherries lactic acid, vinegar, oak, caramel, molasses, vanilla, a hint of spice and something incredibly reminiscent of a candy apple.

I can't believe this is 10.5%. I thought I felt a little more of an alcohol burn on the back than usual for a sour, but 10.5%?? While there is something sweet and sticky about this brew, there is searing acidity and the carbonation is key and offers a beautiful prickly sensation to balance it all out and making it super drinkable.

I think this beer is really well done and I am enjoying it immensely. I wish I had picked up another bottle when I went to the brewery...

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My 500th beer on Beeradvocate. Granted some of them were ticks (ok most) but Im trying to be better about rating when I can and doing less ticking.

Beer Ive been saving for a year. Amber and hazy gets darker at the edges. Thin lacy head.

Smell is soured grapes and cherries. Light red fruits lotta fruity sweetness comes across like natural candy.

Taste is a nice balance of light sourness with a light malt. Very delicate, not too overwhelming. Definitely get the oak at the end.

Excellent beer.

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Photo of macesq
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of rjp217
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Neddles from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 142 ratings