Allagash Fluxus 2009 | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Fluxus 2009Allagash Fluxus 2009

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fluxus '09 was brewed in the style of the traditional Saison. For our twist, we added sweet potatoes, black pepper and a generous amount of hops. Sweet potatoes not only enhance its pale orange appearance, they contribute significant body. Centennial hops produce a bold grapefruit aroma, which is followed by a mild, honeysuckle sweetness. The intensity of both the pepper and hops are felt throughout, leaving a lingering warmth on the tongue. Papya, citrus and pepper dominate the flavor profile.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-30-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

How served: 750ml corked and caged bottle poured into a De Dolle Brouwers Oebier glass.

Tasted on: March 2, 2013

Notes: This is from batch #1. This beer is no longer brewed. This Ale is Brewed with Sweet Potatoes & Black Pepper

A: The cork came out of the bottle with a nice “pop”. The beer poured a mostly clear light golden color with a few floaters. The head was white and about 2 fingers high which left a thin sticky lacing on the glass.

N: The nose was very floral, herbal and peppery. There were also hints of honey and an earthy funkiness.

T: The 1st thing that hits me as I tasted this beer is the ground pepper and the spices from the yeast. Mid way through I picked up some sweetness from the malts, brown sugar and a mild orangey flavor which mixed with the pepper, spices and earth flavors as well as a very faint pumpin pie (guess the punpkin pie was from the sweet potato). This beer finishes on the dry side with a very refreshing finishes which lingers on the tongue.

M: This beer had a medium crisp body with a nice carbonation level.

O: Overall I did this was a very delicious beer and very true to the Saison style, hopeful someday Allagash will make this one again.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2009 batch 2. Pours lightly cloudy golden orange color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big pear, apple, sweet potato, pepper, clove, grape, earth, caramel, herbal, and yeast spices. Fantastic aromas with huge complexity and great balance; does not feel overly sweet at all. Taste of pear, grape, sweet potato, biscuit, brown sugar, pepper, herbal, earth, clove, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of pear, grape, biscuit, brown sugar, pepper, caramel, herbal, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great flavor balance and complexity; no cloying flavors at all, slightly dry on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick and quite crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic saison style! Very high complexity with great balance; and very crisp and smooth sip on. Highly enjoyable stuff!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

A discounted bottle means I'm finally biting. This stuff pours a hazy auburn-gold topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet biscuit, light honey, Belgian yeast, light green apple, clove, a pinch of nutmeg, and a smattering of light hay throughout the background. The taste brings in more of the same, with an earthier character all around, and a touch of added sweetness throughout. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a pretty nice saison, though I'm not sure the sweet potato really shined through as much as it could have. Of course, this could be from the couple years of age...

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3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch # 1.

Pours a murky light honey orange with a 1 inch puffy white head that settles to a thin film on top of the beer. Small chunks of lace slowly slide back into the remaining beer on the drink down. Lots of sediment is floating around in the glass after the pour. Smell is of malt, yeast, and some peppery, sweet potato, and minty aromas. Taste is of malt, yeast, black pepper, and subtle sweet potato. There is a minty aftertaste I am getting with this one. This beer has a light crispness with a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors.

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