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Allagash Rosa | Allagash Brewing Company

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RustyDiamond on 06-20-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
6
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
4.9%
 
 
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Photo of SaintNathaniel
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the pleasure of trying this yesterday as part of Brick Store Pub's 11 kegs in 11 days celebration for their 11th anniversary.

A: Murky light orange/deep yellow in color. Barely formed a head and left little to no lacing throughout.

S: Intense full aroma, complex, yet concentrated on citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons. You can really smell the sourness, it's a great thing.

T: An incredible sour fruit was the initial taste for me but the sourness fades fast and finishes more balanced, reminding me of the Allagash White. Similar in taste to some gueuze beers I've had, although the sourness of this one wasn't as overpowering as the gueuze's

M: Slight carbonation making this very smooth as it goes down. The tartness of the beer almost seemed like it had a life all its own as it swirls in your mouth. This was from the bretts I believe, as opposed to the carbonation

D: Very drinkable and if the opportunity presents itself again, I will be ordering more of these. The Rosa hides its alcohol extremely well (8%) and I could have several of these at one sitting. It was perfect for a hot Atlanta day. Once again Rob Tod proves he's a beer force to be reckoned with...

Many thanks to Allagash Brewery and Brick Store Pub for making this happen.

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Photo of jophish17
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

25cl serving in the proper Allagash glass, sampled at the Brick Store Pub, whom said this beer was created exclusively for their 11th Anniversary celebration

Aroma: Lots of funk in the aroma with fruitiness coming out as well, kinda reminds me of the tripel

Appearance: Not exactly the prettiest of beers, its an awfully hazy pale orange with a head that needs some nourishment. Retention was ko, and lacing was good, but still, this beer looks kinda bad. I guess I shouldn't expect a clean, refined look from a "wild ale"

Taste: Despite the look, I really liked the taste. The brett brings the sour and the grapefruit also struck me. A very approachable, drinkable sour ale. A bit of vanilla touch, I'm guessing it was barrel aged, I shoulda asked

Feel: Pretty medium in body, not too rough across the palate

Drinkability: not bad at all, with the alcohol being hard to find, and I like the sourness without nastiness. A great drink in the June heat.

I really, really was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Maybe not the most dynamic or inspiring wild ale, but a highly drinkable example that left me satisfied and wanting more. Hoping this one makes it into bottles, or at least a few more kegs.

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Photo of ruckzuck
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed like the other 3 reviews at the BSP 11th anniversary week-long awesome beer event.

A - a very cloudy and light amber body with a tiny, tiny white head

S - brettanomyces really bring a lot to the aroma. Massively funky, fruity, and tarty aroma that lingered throughout drinking. Refreshing

T - wow! Again, massive fruit/funk/tart and sour notes. Bitter/tart as all hell, and sticks around in the back of your mouth a beer later. Fascinating and highly enjoyable

M - medium bodied with some carbonation present. Goes down smoothly and tartly, a real joy to feel all over one's palate.

D - excellent! The keg ran out right after I had mine (close call!), but I really, really wish I could've had another. A great sour, tarty, fruity beer. Would gladly drink another.

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Photo of gford217
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brick Store for 11th anniversary festivities.

This one pours a light golden orange with a small head that dissipated quickly leaving a bit of lacing.

The initial smells were of sweet fruits, pears and apples, and a big brett presence. I definitely thought this was a great crisp smelling brew on a hot summer afternoon. The taste was sweet with apricots but with a big funky brett kick. The finish was where I got the first big oak taste, which lingered for a while. Mouthfeel was very light and crisp and suited well for a hot spring afternoon.

This is a very drinkable brew from Allagash and I would seek this one out if you have the chance. This one is ideal on a hot spring afternoon in GA.

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Photo of RustyDiamond
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Special keg from Allagash provided to the Brick Store Pub's '11 Kegs, 11 Days, 11th Anniversary'.
Served in a tulip, with virtually no head. Very cloudy pale orange color, almost murky in appearance. Looked like unfiltered grapefruit juice.
Aromas of funky brett, sour grapefruit, pears.
Sour, tart and funky like the aromas but pretty darned oaky. Buttery oak at that which somehow blended nicely with the big sour-tart-funky notes. Dry, acidic finish. Extremely drinkable and quite delicious for this hot Summer day.

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Allagash Rosa from Allagash Brewing Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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