Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Allagash Thing 2 | Allagash Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Very Good
21 Ratings

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed for the 2011 Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest. Light chestnut in appearance, this medium bodied ale has an aroma consisting of tropical fruits, licorice and sweet nougat. The clean flavor is a great compliment to the candy finish.

Added by Jason on 08-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of GTB
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of MaineMike
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of CypherEnigma
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of pwoody11
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had during Brewvival 2012! Served from tap into a Brewvival sampler imperial pint. Poured orange with a minimal off-white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, banana, wheat, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, banana, fruit, grain, and wheat. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Based on the description of this one, I was really excited to see that it would be at the festival. Unfortunately however, the sugar was nowhere to be found on this one. The added sweetness from it would have been a very nice touch as the base was solid, but just needed a touch of sweetness to knock it into a new tier. Not a bad brew at all, but not great either.

 759 characters

Photo of drabmuh
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Churchkey DC, served in a snifter. Beer is copperish with a mild haze, low carbonation, soft white head, large bubbles, low retention.

Aroma is sweet and a little grainy.

Beer is watery with a mild malt sweetness up front and a dry finish. It is fine and a nice little Belgian beer for what it's worth. I might have it again.

 337 characters

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Phacoman
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bluesplit63
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Presents with an amber color almost shaded into russet; the head was impressive as was the lacing

Smell: Golden raisin and spice cake, with brown sugar on the nose

Taste: The brown sugar, golden raisin and spice cake elements jump out, with a growing tart character developing by mid-palate to offset the sweetness; apple and balsa wood elements in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very interesting take on the style; like the tartness in the middle to counter the sweeter elements up front and in the finish

 562 characters

Photo of BeerThursdays
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of rudzud
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the BBF.

A - Poured a slightly hazzy light rust colour with a nice white head that hung around to leave some fair side lacing.

S - Really nice belgian dark ale notes here. So this was boiled with dark candi sugar and its evident in the nose. Nice and sweet with some carmely malts, with a hop profile similar to Thing 1 (light citrus fruits).

T - Wow this is tasty. Great sweetness and dark fruits . Nice and roasty with super light chocolate notes. Its not overly sweet, which I figured it would be, but just enough. Easily the best tasting Allagash at the table for us.

M - Just a great mouthfeel. Not too sweet, not too heavy. Good carbonation keeps this light on the tongue. The ABV isnt really noticeable.

O - Overall, I liked this beer. I liked this beer alot. We all did. Just a great Belgian dark ale with the dark candi sugar really making this beer pop. Would absolutely love to have a bottle of this, and I'd pay top Allagash dollar for it!

 967 characters

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a tulip glass this beer was an amber color. The thick, off-white head left sheets of lace.

Very aromatic. Some brown sugar/caramel. Fresh, outdoors, grassy. A little fruit, a little citrus.

Taste of candy, sweet fruit. Grassy hops with a little grapefruit.

Crisp and enjoyable. Would drink this anytime.

 309 characters

Photo of THECPJ
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of tatums1984
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of PEIhop
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of sailorastro
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Allagash Thing 2 from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 21 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.