Emotional Honey | Allagash Brewing Company

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4.37/5
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22 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Emotional honey is a sour red aged for two years in an oak foudre with pediococcus and lactobacillus. The beer was then transferred into mead barrels, from Vermont mead maker Artesano, and aged an additional 8 months. The finished beer is copper in color with a complex aroma including oak, dill and stone fruit. Emotional Honey has a lingering malt character in the flavor, an assertive tartness and long, dry finish.

Added by NHbeerguy on 12-31-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,140
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
22
pDev:
6.64%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of pkbeer1977
4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Nose has toasted coconut from the mead barrels. Mouth is rich, carbonation is near perfect. Sour lingers into a nice slow finish. Great bear. 2nd to Cuvee Industrial from Allagash (that I've tasted).

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Photo of Minusonehxc
4.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMCimpi
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.96/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beer pours with no head. Beer itself is a moderate brown color with some apparent carbonation, nearly totally opaque. Nose is very, very subtle. It sort of reminds me of a very light honey, its a bit sweet smelling and has a hint of malt. Taste is much like the nose, very very subtle. No real big sour or acid kick. I get a sweetness that might be honey with a bit of brett funk on the back end. As the taste fades the brett become more pronounced and maybe even a hint of lactic acid. Sourness and acid are both most apparent on back end and is in the moderate range.

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Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375 mL corked and caged, poured into a cervoise. Decent carbonation but no head or lacing. Nose is tart cherry, funk, mild horseblanket, biscuits. Taste is dry and tart, acidic with some berry notes and a solid amount of malt for a sour ale. The mead notes linger in the aftertaste, and while subtle, give a nice round finish to the beer. Another well-made sour from Deciduous.

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Photo of jbaker67
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alecmclaughlin
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fthegiants
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SocalKicks
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 7Sport
4.62/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eac007219
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thegerm87
3.77/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bee pollen, sweet tarts, caramelly maltiness. Lightly tart, rounded flavors and kind of buttery. Worth a try.

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Photo of craft_shannie
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shaymus
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jstout26
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mike
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Emotional Honey from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 22 ratings