Allagash Vrienden | Allagash Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
146 Ratings
Allagash VriendenAllagash Vrienden
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Vrienden is a collaboration with New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO and was brewed in July of 2010. Brewmaster Peter Bouckart worked with us to come up with a recipe to be brewed both at their facility and at ours, with subtle differences in each. Both beers used the same base recipe. The Vrienden- Fort Collins version was brewed with belgian endive and hibiscus flower. The Vrienden- Portland version was brewed with dandelion greens and elderberries. Peter then came to Allagash to assist with the brew itself and, a few weeks later, Jason and Rob went there to help with their brew. The beers were fermented using a blend of New Belgium's Lactobacillus strain and the Allagash Brettanomyces strain.

The resulting beer is mildly tart, fruity and slightly hoppy.

Added by Thorpe429 on 03-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
146
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
26
For Trade:
2
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A: amber brown color, clear with good carbonation and light creamy head
S: nose is mild and sweeter, nothing unusual
T: very disappointing, cloying, malt with some hop balance but really no noticeable bret nor lacto
M: sweet, no noticeable funk
O: sweet, bland, no funk, reminded me a bit of a Belgian white

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Allagash Vrienden from Allagash Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 146 ratings.
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