Evora | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden Ale aged in Brandy Barrels with Brettanomyces.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-14-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,820
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
218
pDev:
8.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
40
Trade:
3
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4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

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Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I feel like people see the word 'Brett' and automatically assume that the beer will be a 'Sour Wild Ale.'

People, this is not the case. Brett beers are a style altogether and should NOT be lumped in with their sour brethren. This is a beautiful example of the complex characteristics that Brett yeast can contribute to a beer.

The aroma is honestly one of the most interesting and pleasant of Brett beers I have ever tried. Pineapple, apple skin, vanilla, oak, cinnamon, and a touch of funk make this an amazing bouquet.

The flavor is much the same; the tartness is refreshing and does not detract from the overall complexities of the Brett.

Listen people, this beer is fantastic. The sooner you stop reading 'Brettanomyces' and assuming the beer is a 'wild ale' and begin to just appreciate the Brett beer for what it is, you will not built up a preconceived notion of what it SHOULD taste like, and instead enjoy it for the interesting and wonderfully complex/orgasmic *hair flip* brew that it is.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JakerLou
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoppity1
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Janeinma
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of brother_rebus
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of schinebd
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml corked and caged bottle poured into snifter

A: hazy yellow body with a decent head the bottle gushed over when it was opened

S: lot of oak barrel, banana, lemon, coriander, has a big alcohol smell as well

T: taste a lot like a hefe but with more alcohol. You have the banana esters a decent dose of the brandy.

M: very effervescent bubbly in the mouth makes it feel lighter but the brandy taste lets you know where it is at.

O: It is not a bad beer but not worth the price of admission

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

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

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2.72/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kingskot
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
2.78/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy semi-burnt orange / yellow color with a slim quarter finger’s worth of white head. Light messy lacing. The smell took in a some subtle champagne yeast with sweet grassy notes and a sweet to bitter lemon rind and pulp. The taste, pretty much copied the smell and came across closer to wine than beer in the flavor. Dry champagne-like aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation was extremely high like a wine. Overall, as a Belgian Strong ale, hmmm....yikes, I don’t see it, sorry Allagash, not sure what happened here. Do I need to age this longer? More like wine than beer. Disappointed.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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

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

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nyrblue2
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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Evora from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 218 ratings