Pick Your Own | 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): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This sour red aged in one of our oak foudres for 2 years. After that we added fresh, local raspberries, cherries, strawberries and blueberries and aged it an additional 3 months in barrels. Wow, the color and flavor on this beer is crazy! The berry blend dominates the flavor with raspberry leading the charge. Pick Your Own is full bodied, finishes dry with notes of bread crust and leaves a lingering juiciness.

Added by MasterSki on 11-24-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,199
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
128
pDev:
8.58%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
27
Trade:
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Photo of Damian
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12.7 fl oz (375 ml) corked and caged bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Waterbury, VT
Served in a tulip
Date Bottled: Mar. 29, 2018

Gorgeous appearance. The crystal clear, ruby colored body was topped by an immensely tight and frothy, near three-finger tall, light pink crown that slowly dropped to thick, lasting collar. Large swaths of lacing stuck along the glass.

The aroma was terrific. Super musty and fruit forward. Lots of funky barnyard character and ripe raspberry. Perhaps some cherry too. There was a crisp, dry, powdery yeastiness as well. Good amount of oaky barrel. As the beer sat, the raspberry intensified. More sweetness also came forth.

The flavor profile was much more tart and acidic than I anticipated. Red wine vinegar notes dominated. Raspberry was detectable here as well, but the berry notes were fairly subtle and tasted rather sour. Lots of lemony tartness and acidity in the center. More lemon and vinegar on the back end and in the finish. Hint of dry, oaky barrel too.

The mouthfeel was astonishingly light and fluffy. Super crisp and highly effervescent. Very champagne-like.

The appearance, aroma and mouthfeel on Pick Your Own was excellent, but the flavor profile seemed overly tart and acidic. Furthermore, the cherry, strawberry and blueberry notes were almost completely undetectable. Overall, this is a solid wild ale, except for the lack of fruit character.

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Photo of dexterk1
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnnniee
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Bert's
Slightly hazy dark pink with a bubbly white head that quickly recedes. Tart and puckering flavor and aroma with a beautiful mixed fruit component that hits this one out of the park. Beautiful beer.

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
3.86/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Berries do indeed lead the charge, with the strawberry and blueberries especially running it. Very acidic, tastes like a fruit by the foot. or gummy. Feel is burning water, thin and super sour. Smell has the full array of berries more balanced. Ok but allagash has done better

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jheimbigner
4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cp45
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JLK7299
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heftklammer
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheWolf
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of the_benskii
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

2018 bottling - Fruit forward with perfectly balanced yeast funk. No particular fruit flavor overpowers another with sweetness that is balanced by pleasant tartness. Feel is adequately dry, but could use a bit more carbonation. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Bright ruby red with nice lacing. Aroma is spectacularly complex with blend of funk and fruit. Taste matches aroma with alot of sweetness from the fruit, some moderate sour and funk. Feel is only place I can ding it. The greatest sours finish clean. This one has some residual stickiness/syrupiness in my throat. Overall its spectacular.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffSK
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dmk82
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emottram
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Pick Your Own from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.31 out of 5 with 128 ratings