Allagash Odyssey | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash OdysseyAllagash Odyssey
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Allagash Odyssey is a dark wheat beer aged for ten months, a portion in oak barrels and the remainder in stainless tanks. The recipe includes 2-row barley, malted wheat, a generous amount of roasted barley and Belgian candi sugar. This deep brown beer boasts an aroma of black treacle and raisin. The flavor hints at dates, with a mildly roasted finish imparted by aging in both medium and heavy toast American Oak barrels. The finish is dry, punctuated by vanilla.

Added by Todd on 01-30-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,233
Reviews:
422
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
Wants:
342
Gots:
244
For Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,233 |  Reviews: 422
Photo of justme
4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smooth and very tasty. Slightly burnt Carmel flavors and not in a bad way. This is another premium beer from a premium brewery.

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Photo of Lance_Hathorn
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a speiglau barrel aged glass.

Look is a very dark mahogany bordering on stout black. Head is white and fairly retentive.

Aroma is slightly sour brown a oaky vanilla from the barrels.

Beer is a strong brown molasses malt with a smooth vanilla at the end. Slight tang surrounding the taste.

Very delicious barrel aged beer.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This American oak barrel aged Belgian strong dark ale pours a very dark brown, almost black, color with a fairly large tan foamy head that has a really great retention. The smell is fairly mild, but is of roasted malts and dark fruit. The flavor is dominated by a bold flavor of roasted grains and wheat with a little bit of smokiness and more subtle flavors of molasses, raisin, and vanilla. There is also a noticeable flavor of alcohol (not surprising since it is 10.4%), but by Belgian strong ale standards it’s actually more measured than average if anything. The finish is slightly bitter to round out the beer with some hops and it is also a little dry. The body is pretty heavy or at least on the high end of medium, making it a little heavier than most I have tried of this style. This is definitely not your typical Belgian beer and it’s not very similar to anything that I have tried previously from Allagash either. It is a truly unique experience and one that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Photo of hman43
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: It is dark brown with ruby highlights with Belgian lace. It has a frothy brown head.

Smell: There are aromas of roast, dark fruits, plums, and earthly elements.

Taste: There are flavors of roast, chocolate, dark fruits, plums, earthly elements, and cherries.

Feel: It has a heavy feel to it and is highly bitter on the low side.

Overall: It is a complex ale with complex combinations of malts and hops with yeast with significant alcohol warming.

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Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: black in the glass but oddly has a bright white head. looks good though
S: sweet, barrel notes, dark fruit. smells like trio pistoles
T: starts with big dark fruit, then the barrel and finshes with vanilla
F: rather thin, but coats m mouth well and the flavors linger.
O: decent beer, but I wouldn't seek it out

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Photo of rspauldi
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Didier
3.71/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of razorsdescent
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DaPan
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Allagash has made some outstanding beers in the past and this one didnt let me down. Had to find it "online" Great color and smell. not overly boozy

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Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Walleybeer
4.79/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Taeryn
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZombieHead
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of unclekeith
4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2013 750 into a Teku

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Photo of freewill35
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 1,233 ratings.
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