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
Ratings:
995
Reviews:
463
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.58%
 
 
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125
Gots:
144
For Trade:
6
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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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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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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3.65/5  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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Allagash Four from Allagash Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 995 ratings.
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