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Allagash Ganache | Allagash Brewing Company

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23 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dark Ale fermented with brettanomyces and aged on local fresh raspberries.

Added by JebBeerFish on 01-13-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,555
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
23
pDev:
6.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 2
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Ganache is quite a pleasant adventure. Black, with an off-white thin head and the typical sweet smell of malt and vanilla you get from many stouts. As you taste it though, you get dark chocolate, hints of oak, followed by a quick and aggressive surprise of moderately sour cherries, raspberry and wine. The consistency is thick and inky, with a long lasting aftertaste. Sour beers tend to be hit or miss, and while this combination seemed really odd at first, it turned out to be extremely tasty and satisfying. In fact, it was quite a refreshing change of direction from all the coffee and vanilla-heavy stouts of these days.

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4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1/5/17
Drank 3/3/17

So I suppose the name of the beer is a little misleading. There's no mention of chocolate added or chocolate roasted malts even though it's named after chocolate raspberry cake. As a result there's no chocolate flavor or smell.

That being said, the raspberry taste and smell is fantastic and works well in a dark ale style. It's mildly sour and you can definitely sense the Brett in there. If you're going for a puckering sour beer, this probably isn't the one for you. However it's a plesant raspberry adventure.

The light feel is good, color isn't super important to me.

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4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Allagash Ganache from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 23 ratings
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