Allagash Four | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash FourAllagash Four

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Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brew this beer with four malts, four sugars, four hop varieties and we ferment it four times, using four different yeast strains. The complexity of the brewing process is matched by the complexity of this unique beer. Flavors of raisin, candied fruit and plum express themselves throughout.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Dope
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date that I can see, but it is batch 22.

A: Pours a cloudy, rusty reddish-brown. Huge tan head. Fades very slowly with top notch retention. Leaves small blotches of lacing behind.

S: Very sweet with lots of dark fruits. Plums, raisin and fig with a nice caramel and earthy background. Notable yeastiness with some cloves and a bunch of banana.

T: Dark fruits but not nearly as strong as in the aroma. Nice fig and raisin for sure along with banana. Has a robust cocoa and really nice toasty character in there too. Some caramel helps sweeten it up a bit. Finishes almost a bit hoppy with a little bitterness and maybe some medicinal qualities? Lots of black pepper and then drying in the aftertaste with some more toastiness. Is this oak aged I wonder?

M: Heavy and full but with high carbonation - helps cut it a bit.

O: A very interesting quad. Great complexity. Sweet without being overly so (like a lot of quads). Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness to boot. Very unique.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jtd1969
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A -golden Amber color with good carbonation, typical of belgian styles from Allagash.

S - Maybe some raisin and belgian yeast, sweet fruit.

T - Some wood(maybe oak), some fruit (kinda a mix of light(some grape) and dark ones (prune/raisin), very subtle light earthy hops

M - Full bodied with good carbonation

O - What a delicious beer.It is not as good as others I have had by Allagash, but worth a try. I recommend it.

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of jrenihan
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch #28

Beer is a medium-hued brown/amber with a good-sized off-white head. Decent retention.

Smell consists of Belgian yeast and fruit. Raisin, grape. Vinous. Bready malt.

Beer is surprisingly thin. Bready malt, dark fruits (grape and raisin), yeast. Fairly sweet, a bit of a candy flavour.

Medium bodied, moderate carbontation. Surprisingly thin. Alcohol is well hidden.

Overall, disappointing. I am an Allagash fan and a Quad fan, but this one doesn't really do it for me.

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Photo of RussBecker1
3.16/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap during an allagash event at Kudu coffee house Charleston, SC

A-Pours a nice ruby red that hints at the fruits hidden inside. Much lighter than other quads I have had, and frankly I prefer a darker, thicker appearance as this was almost indistinguishable from their dubbel.

S- Painfully underwhelming. Given the nature of a quad I expected deep lavish notes, but got hardly any of that as the nose was rather bland.

T- Not bad, but when compared to other quads, or even other allagash products, I was left disappointed. It hits on a couple subtle notes of fruits and malt, but in comparison to the similarly styled dubbel, the latter is far superior.

M-To its credit, FOUR possesses one of the better feels I have had in recent memory. A surprisingly impressive balance of carbonation that settles on the palate, which actually proves to be very very smooth.

O-Very disappointing to have just an average brew from a great brewery and a great style. I will choose either dubbel, curieux or white over this in a heartbeat, but it was nice to try.

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4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at alewife, baltimore into tulip. Pours a deep amber haze with a bit of head. Nice belgian malt aromas, banana and clove dominate. Taste is very similar; belgian banana, clove, booze, maybe a sweet sugary honey or molasses and dried fruit. Super easy drinker here...I could chug this 10%abv all day. Its got a great flavour but really is basic in a way. Nonetheless...great brew, and I'd have again. Wonder how it would age???

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Allagash Four from Allagash Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 993 ratings.
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