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Monmouth Red | Allagash Brewing Company

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4.16/5
Exceptional
101 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Red in Apple Brandy Barrels

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,815
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
101
pDev:
8.17%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 8
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.72/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Maybe it was just the style of beer, because Allagash is a great brewery, but I am sorry , not good and I am being kind. No lacing no head, no big deal, because the taste was just not right. I am sorry. Never again on this one.
I had it on draught in a tulip glass.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is really cool beer, and apparently unlike other reviewers here, i found it rather complex. the apple brandy barrel treatment really makes this pretty unique, its a strong influence on the aroma and the flavor, and really sweetens this up, a bizarre combination with some of the vinegar sour notes here, but it really does work. super new to me though, challenging at first, but then delightful. some funk here too on top of a very robust and sturdy malt base that sports caramel, toffee, and honey notes. lots of wood as well as the fruity red apple brandy, cognac notes, vanilla, pie, autumn essence. more acidic sourness than funk in the flavor, but both are there. more malt character than i am used to seeing in these wild ale types, it really makes it rich and warming. the barrel leads the flavor charge for me, with all the fruit and the grain coming together beautifully, and while it is quite puckery, its not over the top and it doesnt breakdown the richness previously established. very nature brew. allagash has built a wonderful portfolio of wild beers, unique and complex as they get, and this is another great beer in that range. heavy apple brandy here, a sort of stylistic fusion, enormously delicious.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

@ Ridgewood

Hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Smells of woody brandy barrel, fresh malt, mellow cherry skins, wine-like tannins, sweet bread, and a bit of acetone all infused with musty basement. Tart berry and woody funk flavors upfront...cherry, plum, apple, and earthy vinous fruit. Hay, toffee, oak, and dust mix with the fruity acidity. Sour, frothy feel - not too heavy at all. Pretty tasty, though a small pour is good enough for me.

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4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oh, this is good. Lots of Barrell. Warms up with heat pretty fast. Some grape?

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Light funk, just a trace of cherries that finishes with a noticeable apple brandy aroma.

A: Hazy red color with a thin head that dissipates quickly.

T: Tart cherries upfront that give way to an apple brandy character, almost cider like finish.

M: light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: The apple brandy barrel provides a unique take on a sour red, but not overly complex.

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Photo of dar482
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer hits of tart cherries up front, fresh fruity ones. Bright acidic flavors, a theme of crushed red fruits with cranberry and strawberry. Brandy liqueur barrels come though along with funk and a oak drying on the finish.

A wonderful complex fruited sour.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Monmouth Red from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 101 ratings