Avancé | Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.11/5
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308 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Avancé is a strong, sour ale with aromas of strawberry preserves and toasted oak. Berries and more oak continue in the flavor, which concludes with a warm, sweet finish. The beer is brewed with multiple sugars including molasses, date sugar, white cane sugar, and dark rock candi. It’s then fermented with three different yeast strains and aged in oak bourbon barrels for a year with Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. After transferring the beer to stainless we add one pound per gallon of fresh, locally picked strawberries and age it for another six months.

Added by wedgie9 on 05-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,601
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
308
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
121
Gots:
43
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 308 |  Reviews: 77
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
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4/5  rDev -2.7%
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5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had a handful of strawberry beers and none of them were very good. But, this is Allagash, so I figured the odds were in my favor. I was right. This is a remarkable brew; exceptionally complex flavors of oak, bourbon, perfectly ripe strawberry, strawberry jam, even a hint of blackberry and dark cherry. Tart puckering, plus nice sweetness. If you like a Manhattan, you'll enjoy this.

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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
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4.49/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
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3.29/5  rDev -20%
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Photo of TheBlueWaffle
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First sour review. Strawberry and Brett mesh well. As the glass warms it becomes more and more enjoyable. Allagash is killing it.

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3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
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4.92/5  rDev +19.7%
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
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Avancé from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 308 ratings