Allagash Odyssey | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash OdysseyAllagash Odyssey
BA SCORE
92%
Liked This Beer
4.24 w/ 1,234 ratings
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
Ranking:
#860
Reviews:
422
Ratings:
1,234
Liked:
1,135
Avg:
4.24/5
pDev:
9.2%
Alströms:
4.58
 
 
Wants:
342
Gots:
243
Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,234 |  Reviews: 422
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a murky chestnut color with a thin cream-colored head. Some spotty lacing.

S: Lots of dark fruit and Belgian yeast on the nose. Plum and date stand out the most along with a good amount of oak.

T: Rich and malty upfront with a good hit of dates and raisins. Lots of oak, some chocolate and brown sugar. Finishes on a bit of a dry note, but has a great full mouthfeel. Good stuff but I don't think it's worth the price.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -41%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of palma
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great looking head.

Not very exciting with the nose. Smells like a typical dark belgian style ale. A little too sweet of an aroma for my liking.

Taste is complex from the get go. Semi dry throughout. wheaty notes. Plum, dates, nutty, Pecan pie. A mild fruitiness. Along with some light clove and banana esters Mild charcoal and toast from the charred barrel ageing I believe. A touch of smoke as an other reviewer has also noted. Very complex and not cloying in the least. A great tasting, complex, and highly drinkable dark beligan.

I dont believe this beer is 10.4 abv. taste more like 8 percent.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of BobZ
3.16/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

25.4 oz. bottle poured into a .4L Weizen/Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Deep, dark, amber but not quite brown. Nice initial head of about 2” which quickly recedes to about 1/2”, decent lacing.

Smell: Some floral hops surprisingly, with some hits of malt underneath.

Taste: Interesting, malty almost nut brown-like nut flavor, no dark fruit at all and a nice hoppy bitterness on the finish. The beer matches some of the nutty characteristics of some Belgian Quads (Val-Dieu Grand Cru) but lacks the depth and complexity that the Belgian beers offer. No real flavor development beyond the bready malt and nutty flavor. The bitterness on the finish does provide a nice balance. The alcohol is completely masked. The effects of Oak aging are not noticeable.

Mouth feel: Very smooth pleasant mouthfeel, the hops clean the palate on the finish.

Overall: Not a bad beer; however, as an attempt at a Belgian Quad it again (for most American brewers) misses the mark, matching some of the flavors but missing many major components (dark fruit, Belgian candy sugar, etc.). The price point is another negative as there are much better options out there.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the BAer who brought this to the Nov. '12 Philly burbs bottle share. Ray (baybum) I think. I'm not sure what vintage this one was.

Dark brown pour, hazy, with a small off-white head that dissipated mostly, leaving some thin lacing behind. Caramel malts in the nose, stone fruits, herbal hops and a touch of smoke. I actually got quite a bit of oak up front in this one, pretty toasty at that, caramel, peach and pear, a little raisin, yeast, herbal hops; no vanilla detected. Medium body, moderate carbonation, drinkable, and decent overall.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle.

A - dark brown with a soft, thick, white head that has little retention

S - the nose was a little faint; dark fruit and clove

T - oak, woody, vanilla, dark fruit, burnt sugar, molasses, mild bitter finish, spicy alcohol

M - warm, full bodied, crisp

This was fantastic. The oak came through and really complimented the base beer. The alcohol is noticeable, but it's spicy and plays well with the yeast and malt. This was a great beer from start to finish.

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Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92% out of 100 with 1,234 ratings
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