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:
341
Gots:
245
For Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,233 |  Reviews: 422
Photo of triplelutz
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atone315
3.67/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of robc3366
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ledouge
3.56/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hypnotoad1
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zac16125
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750mL bottle into a chalice
2015 vintage


A: Very dark brown, nearly black, except when held to light and you see the nice ruby hues. One + fingers width of light tan head, good retention, small amount of lacing. 4.25

S: Cocoa, some dark fruits, oaky vanilla, caramel, anise, some booze. 4

T: More dark fruits than the nose, likewise way more spice which I didn’t really get at all on the aroma. I also get cocoa and roasted malt, barrel characters with oaky-vanilla. 4.25

M/D: Pretty smooth, carbonation appropriately high, ABV well masked, drinkability is good. 4.25

O: Solid beer, but I expected more 4

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Photo of Dogleg
3.71/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.59/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BradExtreme
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bdelonj13
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomMorris
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 16 oz. growler (well, mason jar with a screw top) from Vista Beer and Beverage in NY.

Odyssey pours a very dark and murky brown hue, with some red-orange highlights where the liquid meets the edge of the container. The pour yields about a half finger of small tannish head and a moderate amount of visible carbonation. A smattering of lacing clings to the glass upon as it drains.

The smell is first and foremost, very oaky. It smells as if I've wandered into an oak forest where all of the trees produce some magical hybrid fruit of raisin, licorice, vanilla, and more wood.

The taste is in direct conjunction with the nose: tons of oak and darker fruits, with a noticeable charred sugar characteristic. Almost tastes like what a fireplace on christmas smells like.

Mouthfeel is medium-medium thick: somewhat thick but not enough to be chewy or syrupy. Plenty of effervescent carbonation…reminds me a little of Rochefort 10 in this regard.

Odyssey is a fantastic beer from one of the United States' best and most consistent breweries. The barrel characteristics really come through in this one without being obnoxious.

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Photo of mcsauter82
4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KYGunner
3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This delivers a periphery of high marks but when it came to taste it fell short in my opinion. Light chocolate malt was upfront, with some weak coconut and vanilla. A slight booziness and brandy this never impressed.

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Photo of bcaputo99
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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