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Allagash Four | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,393
Reviews:
464
Ratings:
997
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
127
Gots:
143
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 997 |  Reviews: 464
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

This one pours a dark russet brown, with a half inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like raisin, plum, Belgian yeast, and toffee.

This is a fairly straightforward, well done classic example of a quad. There is minimal spicing, with a good amount of toffee and dark fruit malt character, along with some restrained Belgian yeast character- clovey and slightly spicy.

This is medium bodied, fairly rich mouthfeel, with a moderate level of carbonation.

A really good textbook interpretation of the style.

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Photo of sd123
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birdlegs
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 2014 bottle into a modified tulip glass.
A - Copper colored, delicate carbonation feeds a thin cap, lacing clings in desperate hope.
S - Plum, candied fruit, Belgian sugar, a bit of tobacco, and aged fruit Rhine.
T - Sweet, and rich in body, alcohol hidden well, no trace of bitterness, hints of caramel.
F - Palate coating, rich layers, inviting the next sip, be careful for certain. A nice Quad that
has the full effect.
O - A fine example of the style, the richness is full on, but has a nice dry finish.
Cheers

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Photo of KingPurple
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Krey213
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Community Tap.
Dark golden body with very good clarity and a fine head.
Well balanced flavor with good complexity. Plenty of Belgian yeast notes in the aroma.

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Photo of Rutager
3.54/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chicken_bear
3.41/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Smell reminiscent of floral shampoo mixed with liquor.
Yeast and fermentation flavor quickly emerges with notes of banana and brown sugar. Finishes with yeast and banana tastes.

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Photo of blisscent
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of soulcougher
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AleHunter805
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenMind
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Brownish amber in color. Opaque in appearance. Nice, light flavorful quad. Earthy, Belgian candi sugar with high carbonation that pushes the flavors around your mouth. Great with food.

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Photo of Jlabs
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Docrock
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on draft, did not think this competes well with the Belgian Quads I've enjoyed.

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Photo of dre_suave
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this beer for the first time last week!!! One word "AWESOME"!!!!! At %10 I was sitting pretty nice after two beers!!!!

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greyghost86
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shelby415
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jodybrutal
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Allagash Four from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 997 ratings
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