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:
1,232
Reviews:
422
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
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338
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245
For Trade:
15
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Half-growler fill, poured a few hours later into a tall drinking glass (a Collins glass?) Not much head, but that might be due to growler fill. Nice lacing. Rich mahogany color. Chilled, taste unremarkable, though the alcohol speaks. Given time to warm, oak notes emerge, with a distinct hickory smoke. I'm not usually one for oak-aged beer, but this is the exception. Finish lingers and stays - maple, and maybe toasted marshmallow?
Up there in ABV, so this is a sit-down consumption. Don't go drinking this then go swinging around a chainsaw, you'll have a bad time.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled in September of 2008. One bottle out of 530 cases. 10.3% ABV.

Corked and caged bottle opens easily with a soft pop.

Served slightly chilled into a goblet, Odyssey is a rich caramel brown with a mildly hazy appearance. No head is formed and there seems to be very little carbonation. Even swirling the beer in the glass fails to produce many bubbles.

Aroma is primarily sweet with dark fruits prevailing. Vanilla from the oak comes through here as does a bit of alcohol. The Belgian yeast is subtle in the background.

Flavor is surprisingly mild given its strength. It starts out sweet with caramel, vanilla, and dried dark fruits. The middle gives way to more chocolate covered cherries, tobacco, and grape jam. It finishes dry with lingering smoke or char. The Belgian yeast brings it all together.

Mouthfeel is medium-plus in body and very low in carbonation. It is very smooth and balanced with the alcohol having mellowed out completely over the past five years.

Overall an excellent dark Belgian ale. I never got a chance to try it fresh but it's fifth birthday coincided with the beginning of a new job so I decided it was time to celebrate!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle marked Jan 2013 into solo cup (I'm on vacation)

Appear: dark brown with large off white head. Surprising for 10+ abv unfortunately with the solo cup appearance was limited to what I saw as I poured
Smell: lots of dark fruit and wheat. Some oak present.
Taste: wonderful dark fruits and wheat, much like the smell. I get a tinge of metal however which is unfortunate.
Mouthfeel: a little thin, but good for the style
Overall: I really enjoyed this beer from allagash but not as much as Curieux. This slight metallic after taste bothered me and the price is a bit steep. That being said I have never been dissappointed with Allagash and this is a really good beer.

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Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
4.25 out of 5 based on 1,232 ratings.
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