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.

Added by UnionMade on 03-26-2004

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3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I havent had a Quad in a wile. It poured a real dirty brown cloudy hue. Very little if any noticeable head
The initial nose had lots of malt in it.. I also detected alittle pear on the nose
The first taste was very big, a bit dull but big and full. Lots of malt and a good amount of alcohol in it
The second and third taste was the same.

Not a lingering aftertaste

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A lover of quads, excited to try Allagash's take on the style.

A-Bottle from Batch #25 shared with friends this beer is clear amber with a bubbly white head with no staying power.

S-Not a lot going on here, aromas of sweet malt (caramel) are dominant; weak in those characteristic Belgian yeast esters.

T-Quite non-descript, malt upfront, with a fair punch of alcohol with just a hint of yeasty esters and a quick pop of spicy hops.

M-Alcohol is a bit hot, likely because the malty mouthfeel is low and doesn't carry the heft of a 10% brew well. The fairly high carbonation does not work here very well either.

O-I had hopes that this would be my first excellent quad as Allagash has proven they can knock out a Belgian style (see Allagash White and Tripel) but like other US Brewers miss the complexity deliciousness exemplified by St. Bernardus Abt 12 and Westy XII. This beer needs work. Average compared to US versions I've tried, below average compared to Belgians.

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Allagash Four from Allagash Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 995 ratings.
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