Monmouth Red
Allagash Brewing Company

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #370
ABV:
9%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,461
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 8.13%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
102
From:
Allagash Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Rotating
Wants
  2
Gots
  7
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: Sour Red in Apple Brandy Barrels
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 102 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by MisfitIK-9:
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4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
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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Photo of ivyman
4.52/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendvicdog
3.52/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
4.68/5  rDev +12%
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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Photo of stevehagy
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.82/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Adamostella
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ystazi
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zac16125
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sendbeer
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thampel09
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rudzud
3.62/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this the day after the Allagash event at the Armsby Abbey. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a standard tulip a murky reddish gold hue a thin head that fades to leave a light blanket.

S - Aromas of very light funk and barely there cherry. Really not much else. No brandy whatsoever.

T - Taste is super acidic, almost acetone like. Light cherry notes, tart apple skins, faint brandy barrels. Flemmy finish.

M - Mouthfeel is crisp, flemmy, boozy finish.

O - Overall this beer had an almost medicinal cherry note going on. That, combined with the boozy and flemmy finish...once was enough for me with this one.

Serving type: on tap

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Photo of Satchboogie
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vfgccp
3.64/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deonreds
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DVMin98
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Monmouth Red from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 102 ratings