Allagash Lyon's Folly | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by akorsak on 11-30-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a one barrel batch of witbier pitched with lambic culture and aged with 40 pounds of tart cherries. Served at the Blind Tiger Alehouse during their Allagash promo night.

A: The witbier has taken on a darker red color, more wine-like than not but with a haziness that dulls the color. The head is minimal in the snifter.

S: The nose is fully of witbier spices, orange peel and coriander, with an undertone of funky cherries. The funkiness does not overtake the delicate witbier notes, which is a real miracle.

T: The flavor is full of sour cherries, not unlike a nice Liefman's kriek, tart but not overwhelmingly so. As in the nose, the tartness of the lambic yeast and the sour cherries is not enough to drown out the spectrum of witbier flavors. That allows some orange peel sweetness and candi sugars to emerge and pair off against the tartness.

M: The ale sits quite nicely in the palate, with the tartness and sweetness taking turns on the palate. The acidic bite is a wonderful contrast to the wit softness.

D: The finish, with its slightly tart bite, makes me want another sip immediately. This is a solid beer.

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Allagash Lyon's Folly from Allagash Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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