Cuvée D'Industrial | Allagash Brewing Company

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4.35/5
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Cuvée D'IndustrialCuvée D'Industrial
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-14-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#677
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
478
pDev:
6.67%
 
 
Wants:
66
Gots:
104
Trade:
21
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Ratings: 478 |  Reviews: 97
Reviews by masterhoa:
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4.77/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of MasterSki
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a Zwanze 2013 glass.

A - White foam settles to a collar, partial cap, minimal lace. Hazy pale golden straw body.

S - Really unique aroma, with notes of pineapple, vanilla, vinegar, oak, and perhaps a hint of dill.

T - Flavor is also quite complex, with lots of vanilla, faint nuttiness, mild lactic acidity, pineapple and melon brett notes, and lightly vinous oak. Sweeter than expected, although it retains some malt character as most Alllagash wild beers tend to do.

M - Medium body, lower carbonation, dry, tannic finish, with minimal lingering stickiness. No alcohol, but this is on the lower end of the spectrum for Allagash anyway.

D - Really interesting and unique brew. Light and easy to drink on a warm summer day, with lots of well-integrated flavors. A wild ale that shows that things don't need to be overly bretty or sour to be enjoyable. It's a shame it is so expensive and limited.

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Photo of Jack_Malts
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

13$ for a 375ml bottle of beer isn't an attractive price, but you see that it was brewed by allagash, then you see "oak barrels", then you read the back and the words "wild", "blend", and "1-5 years" stick out at you. No regrets.

The beer pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy white head that fades slowly with minimum lacing.

The smell is where the beer really shines. A very complex mix of ripe stone fruits, white grapes, apple cider vinegar, vanilla, and oak. I could smell this beer all day.

Very full and juicy character in the flavor. Starts with peach and pineapple juice, a little greek yogurt, and white grape skins. Detectable oak and vanilla flavors and a very nice tartness come next, with an aftertaste of discernible grassy pale malt flavors.

Really nice medium mouthfeel with prickly carbonation and flavors that fully coat the tongue.

I've never had an allagash wild that I didn't enjoy, and this is no exception. By far my favorite one so far, and definitely the most complex. An extremely well crafted blend that's worth every penny.

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Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy straw gold. Long lasting surface skim, retains itself unbroken for the duration of the glass. Spotty lace around the edges. Really nice aroma, vanilla oakiness, woody as it warms with initial citric acidity. Lightly tart and tropical, smooth and creamy midpalate with a fruity lingering note and a firmly dry tannic finish. Really nice and balanced, I almost like it more than Resurgam.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.7/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Umberto last night, thanks man.

This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

Smells great, pineapple and citrus, oak, vanilla, coconut, and some breadiness.

This is one of Allagash's finest beers yet. The barrel itself comes out really nicely, with soft earthy oak, vanilla, and coconut, with some nice tropical fruit, definitely some pineapple and orange, and a very soft, pleasant acidity, a really lovely level of sourness here. There's a nice level of doughy breadiness underneath too that I tend to pick up in a lot of Allagash wild ales.

This one is medium bodied, with a crisp and lively mouthfeel, and a moderate level of carbonation. So drinkable.

Run, don't walk to get this one. It's possibly the best thing Allagash has put out.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4.52/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice white and foamy head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a clear pale gold that is pretty nice to look at.

The beer smell is absolutely amazing and complex to the point where this definitely ranks among the better smelling wild ales. Most wild ales have a strong tart/sour note to it that covers the other notes but not this one. The beer has a moderate tart note that mixes well with the other notes and, at times, dominated by them. The smell has a variety of wood notes; some dry and others slightly more light vanilla. Other notes include a strong lemon note with parsley smell to it that works very well. Also, the beer smell gets a little bit sweeter and tropical but not much when it warms up.

The beer taste is impressive but not as the smell. The taste definitely has some strong wood notes going for it and a bitter lemon rind note that gets lost in the tart/sour notes. No real vanilla presence but the wood note is undeniably there. As the beer warms up, the lemon note becomes more tropical with bits of apricot coming in as well.

The feel is fairly medium bodied with a nice carbonation that makes feel even lighter. The beer leaves a nice dry finish. Smooth feel.

Overall, a pretty good wild ale and a definite must have for sour lovers. This has to be one of the most complex sours I've had. THe different notes coming together makes for a great drinking experience.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy medium to dark golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of white wine/vinous sourness over the top of moderate aromas of oak, vanilla, tropical/pineapple, and tropical/mango. Light aromas of grainy malts and slightly sour wheat.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale and grainy malts with a moderate amounts of vinous/white wine sourness. There are light to moderate flavors of oak and vanilla with a moderate butteriness towards the finish. Light flavors of tropical fruit/mango + pineapple. Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish but definitely a lingering tartness/sourness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of acidic prickliness upfront with some light dryness in the finish.

O: Another great wild beer from Allagash, these guys really know how to make these beers. Delicious, complex, and easy to drink. Extremely enjoyable. Glad I happened upon one and was able to grab it.

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Photo of Bsquirrelbrewer
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into teku glass.

Opaque from the side, transparent from above. Pours a golden straw color, with a thin cream colored head that dissipates quickly.

Awesome aroma--tropical fruit comes through really nicely.

The flavor has a number of layers. It is clean, bright, and crisp. A refreshing tartness balanced with brett funk. Pleasantly sour and dry.

Solid, crisp mouthfeel.

A great beer to celebrate moving to a new home!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.47/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Sumner. Thanks man.

Golden body, mild haze, with a small white cap. Lovely aroma of funk, stone fruit, peach, oak. Vanilla and peach with a mild acetic character. Beautifully belnd of tartness and lightly sweet fruit. Moderate tannic presence. Nicely done.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

a one of a kind beer here from one of the masters of the wild ales. for how many blended wild oaky blonde ales ive had, its surprising to come across something totally unique. this looks great in the glass, airy white head on a mellow looking hazy liquid the colors of the little hairs under the corn husk. it smells more bretty than sour, but with a good mix of both, and plenty of oak, a profile not dissimilar to other allagash wilds, but unique the them specifically. the flavor is where it gets amazing. i swear to you, i taste pineapple and coconut here, not like, an energy bar or a cheap starbucks pastry with pseudo those ingredients, but the genuine articles. fresh coconut smashed open on a rock on a beach, and pineapple fresh sliced, warm even, just picked. i cant believe how these two elements are so prominent, especially for a beer without fruit (or even anything crazy in terms of the hops). ive never tasted anything like it, and its amazing. the brett is really evolved in this, mature and flavorful, a cool blend no doubt, and the souring agents are calculated, the blend is clearly masterful. as good as all of the allagash beers in the small bottle cork and cage series have been, this one really stands out as special, and stands as perhaps the best beer from my trip back east. shocked how developed these other flavors are, with oak and vanilla and and white grape and wet grass all there in the shadows. tremendously interesting and high quality beer, as good as it gets. pleasure to share this one with my brother!

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Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JW_WNC
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.46/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden yellow with a small white head. Dissipates very quickly.

Smells of lemon, grass, pineapple, apple, and a touch of funk and oak.

Taste is lemon, apple, pear, slightly tart with a nice oak presence and vanilla in the finish. Not overly tart and has a nice sweet component (I think this is the vanilla) to it as well. Very balanced between sweet and tart. Very dry.

Mouth feel is soft with just enough carbonation.

Overall a really nice beer. Not overly tart with some balanced sweetness. If I was going to introduce someone to sours this would be a great choice.

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Photo of mctizzz
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another good, overpriced ale of mixed fermentation from Allagash. I thoroughly enjoyed this, but at $16/12oz I will never seek this out again. There are too many great beers on the shelves for me to be spending over $1/oz, yet here I am again...

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Photo of Prospero
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Janeinma
4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sourdog
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.79/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mackeyse
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tywhite
4.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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Cuvée D'Industrial from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 478 ratings