Allagash Neddles | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash NeddlesAllagash Neddles
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Allagash NeddlesAllagash Neddles

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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Ratings: 133 |  Reviews: 13
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Photo of zimm421
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
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 +6.4%

Photo of JakerLou
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.67/5  rDev -13.2%
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of NinaElizabeth
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
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 +3.8%
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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3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Sabtos
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Allagash Neddles from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96.2% out of 100 with 133 ratings
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