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Allagash Odyssey | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash OdysseyAllagash Odyssey

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.
Bottled: July 2009
Cases bottled: 600

A - Pours a nice dark and rich mahogany with some slight amber edges. The head is nice and off-white and is about .5 inches tall and has some nice dense bubbles.

S - Aroma starts off with some fresh baked bread. Some slight dark fruit notes and some nice woody notes. Then there is some pleasant sweet notes that include some caramel and slight banana notes. There is also some slight yeast notes on the nose.

T & M - Taste starts off with some delicious bready notes that are mixed in well with some notes of caramel and slight dark fruits. Some raisins and some cherries and figs. The oak aging adds a nice dry and wood taste in there as well. It seems to balance the sweetness. There is some slight boozy sweetness and warmth that comes form the obvious 10.4%. This beer is quite delicious and complex. There is some nice complex flavors and there is a variety of them but it isn't in your face. The sweetness is there and delicious but is so well balanced by the oak aging. There is some nice vanilla notes as well from the wood. The mouthfeel is near perfection. Fluffy, smooth and with some nice active carbonation.

D - The beer is delicious and so easy to drink. A definite repeat for me if it was possible.

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Dark brown/ruby near black with a nice head of white foam as well. Belgian lace, up and down the glass. Aromas of wheat, belgian sugar, roasty malts, and vanilla, oak, and bourbon hints amongst others. Taste was big and bold with tons of boozy vanilla, rum, oak, and raisins. Nice. This picks up where the Curieux left off and than takes it to the moon. Mouthfeel is creamny, smooth, and cask-like. Let this one warm up though it was served way too cold off of the taps at Anam Cara. Drinkability was damn good for such a complex, big-ass beer. Wow another masterpiece of Belgian meanderings from our fine friends in Maine.

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Allagash Odyssey from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 1,237 ratings
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