Cuvée D'Industrial
Allagash Brewing Company

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From:
Allagash Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #85
ABV:
8.6%
Score:
96
Ranked #866
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 6.67%
Ratings:
484
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 06, 2021
Added:
May 14, 2015
Wants:
  71
Gots:
  100
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: Cuvée d’Industrial is comprised of a blend of twenty-four select barrels from our wild beer cellar. Our Brewmaster chose each barrel based on the specific characteristics it would bring to the blend. Barrel types used in this blend include: chestnut, port, rum, aquavit, American oak, Sauternes, and red wine. The resulting beer features aromas as diverse as apple, grape, caramel, and clove. Its flavors of biscuit, slight mocha, and cinnamon all come together with clean acidity—thanks to the mixture of Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, Pediococcus, and Saccharomyces that collectively made this beer’s creation possible.
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4.41 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Jun 06, 2021
 
4.53 by blisscent from Rhode Island on May 23, 2021
 
4.95 by Cashbail from New Hampshire on Mar 04, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer poured the color of liquid gold with little visible carbonation.

Smell - The rum nose gave me the feeling that I should already be passed out of a basement floor.

Taste - The profile was lemony was hints of honeydew melon with a rum backbone. A sour beer with rum makes me think of what sour paint thinner might be like. There was a nice tartness to the profile, but I did not need the rum. The funk would have been enough for me.

Mouthfeel - Little carbonation from the aging makes the beer feel unusually flat. Still, there was viscosity.

Overall - I did not dislike the beer as much as I expected. The rum aging did the beer a disservice.

Mar 14, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by ovaltine from Indiana

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with an off-white head that dissipates quickly, per the style. This is a gorgeous beer. The funky notes lead the nose, as expected, and there’s also oak and vanilla notes - and an unexpected malt note. On second thought, given the color, it’s not surprising this beer has a more significant malt component.

The taste is all about the funky flavors and the vanilla and oak melding with the malt flavor to yield a wild ale that is balanced with a substantial body and all the requisite funky, fruity flavors.

This beer is perfectly executed, which is not surprising given the brewery and their prowess.

Dec 16, 2019
 
4.46 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Aug 08, 2019
 
4.25 by Skellbop from New York on Jan 03, 2019
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4.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by tkdchampxi from New Jersey

This might be the best beer that I have personally had in Allagash's small corked bottle American wild ale series. I've bought no less than a dozen of these various beers, and this one produce the most expensive champagne-like drinking experience.

Had poured into a tall white wine glass in sub-30 degree weather, sitting in a hot tub. Bottle was aged 3 years, stamped 2015.

Dec 09, 2018
 
4.42 by vande from Illinois on Oct 03, 2018
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on Mar 20, 2018
 
4.02 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Feb 05, 2018
 
4.5 by CayseyW from Connecticut on Jan 15, 2018
 
4.32 by sd123 from Georgia on Dec 19, 2017
 
3.99 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Dec 02, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

Funky, lime, lemon, oak, caramel malt, ginger

Nov 22, 2017
 
4.29 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on Nov 20, 2017
 
4.25 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Nov 13, 2017
 
3.99 by ystazi from Illinois on Nov 11, 2017
 
4.5 by Jerk_Store from Canada (QC) on Oct 19, 2017
 
4.46 by festizio from California on Oct 05, 2017
 
4.33 by yoshie from Massachusetts on Sep 29, 2017
 
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Sep 25, 2017
 
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Aug 20, 2017
 
4.28 by mig100 from Texas on Aug 20, 2017
 
4.5 by unclekeith from Alaska on Aug 04, 2017
 
3.9 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland on Jul 31, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
by jlindros from Massachusetts

nice fizzy head, murky apricot orange

Nose big funk earthy little cheesy funk, big Brett and saison farmhouse, big buttery oak white wine, little floral and big fruity.

Taste sweet candy malt, big buttery oak, chardonnay barrel, huge buttery, toasted grain, nice funk, herbal cheesy Brett funk, little sour fruity, an almost whisky thing too.

Mouth is med bod, lighter but decent carb.

Overall pretty nice, great funk, great barrel, nice malt, etc.

Jul 29, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

On tap at the brewery

Jul 10, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Stevedore from Oregon

375ml bottle, cork and cage, bottled 5/27/2015, served a little over two years later into a snifter glass. Pours a clear light golden/straw yellow body, one finger white head, short retention, no lacing. Smell is rich oak, musty cobweb, a touch of vanillin, a slick-ish grainy sweetness, lemon, white vinous character, more oak. It's fairly heavy on the oak on the palate as well, without going quite so far as to make it like licking a tree. The oak barrels seem to impart more vinous character and a good bit of vanillin than anything else; the mustiness lingers on the palate as well, which is very interesting as well. Very complex. Light lemon zest, slight grainy sweetness, a bit of straw and earth, moderate vinegar that wasn't particularly apparent on the nose. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly on the heavier side but not quite full bodied; slightly lower carbonation than most wilds; but with a nice vanillin and oak laden finish. A barrel aged wild ale that is heavy on the barrel but certainly not to the detriment of the overall experience. Very complex wild.

Jun 16, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by gcamparone from Rhode Island

Poured from a 16oz bottle into a Teku glass.

Pours a pretty clear amber body with a one finger white head that reduces to nothing leaving no lacing or retention.

Aromas are funky, weird mushroom aroma with sharp citrus and oak, apples. Extremely dry.

Taste is tart apple, oaky vanilla, old hops, lightly bitter with spices. Smooth easy mouthfeel with not much carbonation.

Interestingly enjoyable

Apr 20, 2017
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4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

2015 vintage
375ml bottle poured into a wine glass

A- pours clear golden color with a thin creamy white head that has great retention

S- smells of tart lemon, fresh grass, earthy and spicy oak, acidic notes, vanilla, stone fruit, floral notes

T- tart and acidic up front with notes of peach, apricot, lemon peel. Earthy and peppery oak adds some woody and vanilla flavors. The finish gives more juicy stone fruit with an emphasis on peach and apricot, lingers dry and acidic

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and dry finish

O- great stone fruit throughout, high drinkability

Apr 08, 2017
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4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jadjunk from Georgia

"Cuvee d'Industrial is comprised of a blend of select barrels from our wild beer cellar. The barrels chosen for this blend were selected based on the specific unique characteristics that each brought to the blend. The various components varied in age from 1-5 years and were aged in a mix of American and French oak barrels. The resulting beer is light golden in color and displays a broad complexity of flavors. Aromas of tropical fruit, vanilla, and anise lead into malty oak flavors and a clean tart finish." Brewed in the style of an American Wild Ale aged in oak barrels. Available in 375ml. bottles and on limited draft.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, foamy head of a pearl white tone over a mildly hazy honey amber body with fine sediment and lively, moderate carbonation. Retention is average and there is no visible lacing. 3.5

(Smell) Blend of tart, lightly acidic, earthy and spicy notes with aromatic oak tannins. Gentle fermented fruit sugar character, softly doughy yeast presence, moderate clove spice, some light, earthy funk and hay notes. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) More tangy and acidic up front over the nose. Bright spring fruit characters alongside a smooth, clean malt base, with a blend of spicy, peppery and light phenol yeast qualities, some vinous white grape flavors, a nip of lemon and a soft oak-tannin driven drying finish. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is clean, slick, softly chewy, very dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is slightly tangy, acidic, drying and spicy over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) I enjoyed this beer but was not overly impressed by the degree of flavors, which I had anticipated would be more widespread based on the variety of barrels and ages of barrels used in the production, as this beer leaned heavily on white wine characters. Ultimately, it is a nice, closely balanced wild sour with an enjoyable yeast and barrel-aging presence, even if the latter is largely driven by vinous toasted oak and little spirit action, it's still an enjoyable beer, but I have had better and more complex wild ale beers, even within Allagash's series of small batch releases. 4

Allagash Brewing Company's
Cuvee d'Industrial
4.01/5.00

Mar 14, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours with an inch of foam capping the clear amber liquid; splashy lacing abounds but the retention is limited

Smell: Cheesy funk and leathery with oaky, vinous tones

Taste: Funky from the outset, with lemon and tropical fruit tones developing; rather acetic, through the middle; rather vinous and oaky, after the swallow with a funky, cheesy finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: I respect what Allagash has created here but as the Brett has come to dominate the flavor profile, I cannot say that I an enthusiast

Mar 10, 2017
 
3.88 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina on Mar 10, 2017
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4.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2015 vintage; drank 9/6/15 @ Sheffields.

Cloudy yellow appearance.

Minimal white head; no lace.

Tart white grape & strawberry notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

White grape & strawberry flavors up front; a mildly tart soda water bite on the finish. A fruity, dry, refreshing brew. I'd have another.

Feb 20, 2017
 
4.5 by wonothesane42 from New Jersey on Jan 30, 2017
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4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by wedge from North Carolina

Date Bottled: May 27, 2015

Lightly hazed yellow-gold with a small, patchy white head of wispy bubbles. Aroma is a smooth blend of spicy oak, mild vanilla, hay, flowers, and a bit of yellow cake. Bold, tart, funky flavor has a heightened tropical fruit sweetness. Spicy wood, pineapple, lemon meringue, white grape, vanilla, and pear with some cheesy funk. Slick, crisp, medium-light body with a lingering sour acidity. Tasty stuff...

Jan 30, 2017
 
4.25 by jakea from Wisconsin on Jan 24, 2017
 
4.57 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island on Jan 10, 2017
 
4.48 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Jan 03, 2017
Cuvée D'Industrial from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 484 ratings