Allagash Fluxus 2011 | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Fluxus 2011Allagash Fluxus 2011
BEER INFO

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

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This year's Fluxus was brewed with Belgian pilsen malt, light munich, malted wheat and a variety of aromatic and colored malts. It was hopped using only Alsatian Brewers Gold . It was then fermented with our house yeast at a lower than typical temperature, resulting in a more subdued ester profile than expressed in our other house yeast beers. Primary fermentation was followed by a cold maturation or "garding" period of six weeks.
The resulting beer is a medium amber colored ale with a smooth lager quality. The aroma presents a complex earthiness and toasted grains, balanced by a fruity candied grape character. The full body highlights a rounded maltiness accentuated by both nutty notes, and spicy hop flavors. The finish is remarkably dry with a wine-like character and light tannins.

Added by Brez07 on 08-02-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
101
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
16%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes taken during GABF 2011.

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Photo of charlzm
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Consumed on December 30, 2014. Cellared at 50 degrees F since purchase in 2011. Poured into snifter.

Beer is brilliantly clear golden blonde and effervescent, producing a voluminous fine head that provided excellent sheeting. A really good-looking beer.

Aroma: fruity esthers and soft, almost powdery yeast. The slightest touch of funk.

Flavor is very sweet. Indistinct fruit flavors... pear? Toasty light malt flavor segues into... lingering malt finish. Low/no bitterness or alcohol flavors. Flavor is strangely big and difficult to take.

Medium bodied with good carbonation. A drier finish would have helped a great deal.

Overall: legit effort but it was just overwhelming, like an "imperial" version of a biere de garde.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.26/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazy amber-orange with a finger of frothy tannish head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet grainy and bready malts, some biscuit, citrus peel, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, bit of farmhouse funk.

T - Sweet grainy, biscuit, and bready malts, lemon and other citrus zest, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, some farmhouse funk, a touch of tart green fruit.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Smooth with a estery, dry, and lightly sweet finish.

D - Great biere de garde. Really nice farmhouse character with great overall mouthfeel and body.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a BIF last fall, finally getting around to it. Into a large tulip.

A: Pours a nice ruddy brown with an enormous dense sand colored head that doesn't want to fade away. Slightly hazy. Excellent lacing. Really a nice looking beer.

S: Malty with a nice amount of spice and yeast esters. Really yeast forward.

T: Bready, caramel malts, and a much more subdued yeast profile than the nose leads on. Light bitterness finds its way into the back. I get some citrus/lemon from the hop profile as well. Interesting stuff.

M: Light and crisp, quite dry.

O: Pretty enjoyable, not the best of style but still a solid enjoyable beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Allagash Fluxus 2011 from Allagash Brewing Company
3.75 out of 5 based on 101 ratings.
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