Cuvée D'Industrial
Allagash Brewing Company

Cuvée D'IndustrialCuvée D'Industrial
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Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #76
Ranked #848
4.35 | pDev: 6.67%
Jul 02, 2023
May 14, 2015
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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Rated: 3.34 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jul 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 5/3/17

Man, what an absolutely absurd blend of barrels we have on this one. 24 barrels and many of different origins, even something as insane as aquavit. Wow, I'm definitely excited for this one. This is the last of the bottles I picked up when my friend and I did the Cellar Tour a few months back. Let's pop this open

Pours a cloudy brownish orange with 2 fingers of off white head that quickly fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

Perhaps unsurprisingly, this is all barrel in the nose, super tannic but still balanced. I'm picking up on aromas of charred oak, tannic red wine, vanilla, black cherry, old leather, toasted coconut, spiced rum, white wine vinegar, biscuity malt, and burnt caramel

It's a bit brighter in taste than the aroma would lead you to believe, though still with plenty of barrel. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting tart white grape, sweet rum, charred oak, apple skin, lemon juice, straw, bready malt, light molasses, and brown sugar. The swallow brings notes of spiced rum, pear skin, lemon juice, golden raisin, molasses, brown sugar, tannic red wine, tart white grape, toasted coconut, and burnt caramel

A medium body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a slick and sharp beer. Finishes mostly dry with a boozy note, but in an elegant way

This one is super out there, but I enjoyed the hell out of it. There's just so much going on. I wonder how this was fresh
Apr 04, 2023
Rated: 4.41 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2021
Rated: 4.95 by Cashbail from New Hampshire

Mar 04, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

3.94/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.46 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 08, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Skellbop from New York

Jan 03, 2019
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Reviewed by tkdchampxi from New Jersey

4.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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
Rated: 4.42 by vande from Illinois

Oct 03, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Mar 20, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Feb 05, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by CayseyW from Connecticut

Jan 15, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by sd123 from Georgia

Dec 19, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Dec 02, 2017
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Rated by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Funky, lime, lemon, oak, caramel malt, ginger
Nov 22, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Nov 20, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Nov 13, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by ystazi from Illinois

Nov 11, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by Jerk_Store from Canada (QC)

Oct 19, 2017
Cuvée D'Industrial from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 485 ratings