Allagash Mattina Rossa | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Mattina Rossa is a beer that was a long time in the making. It was brewed in August of 2008 with a base of 2-Row malt and 440 lbs of local raspberries in the mash. It was then conservatively hopped with Tettanang, German Tradition and Saaz and fermented with our house yeast strain. Shortly after primary fermentation, the beer was racked into eleven red wine barrels, nine of which were inoculated with either Lactobacillus or Brettanomyces "Allagensis". After one year, we placed an additional 100 lbs of local raspberries in five of the barrels. The beer continued to age for an additional year, at which time the barrels were blended to strike the desired balance of fruit and funk.

Added by Bendurgin on 08-25-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
442
Reviews:
72
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.25%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
117
For Trade:
20
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4.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hendry
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lochraneg
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle.

A: Lots of bright raspberries upfront, with a moderate sourness and very faint malts.

A: Reddish-pink color with an orange hue, hazy, with a moderate uniform what head that has decent retention, before forming a film across the glass.

T: Jammy raspberries, faint malts. light lemony flavor with a clean moderate sourness that lasts through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Lots of layered raspberry aromas and flavosr that is well complimented by the clean sourness. Easy to drink and quite refreshing.

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Photo of wroywel
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OrangeMen
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage
~4 months from bottling

Appearance- Pours a bright amber / orange color, moderately hazy. Half finger thick, fizzy, white colored head. Not much head lacing, very clean in the glass.

Aroma- Tart fruits, acidic vinegar twang. Lemon rinds, sour apples, tart raspberries. Drying oak, spicy, floral, vinous notes. Earthy funkiness, wet hay, slight barnyard. Sweet jammy fruits and bready malts.

Taste- Tart fruitiness, lemons, raspberries, zesty berries. Barnyard funk, floral spice, earthy minerals, oak, red wine vinegar, vinous qualities. Jammy raspberries, biscuity malts, graham cracker crust.

Feel- Medium bodied, fair amount of tart acidity up front which mellows on the finish. Crisp and effervescent carbonation, slightly spritzy and palate cleansing.

Overall- Lively tartness up front followed by complex layers of flavor. Bright fruits highlight the beer, featured by acidic zesty lemon notes and tart raspberries. Funky yeast qualities follow as well as vinous characterisitcs and twangy notes of vinegar. Beer finishes slightly sweeter, jammy raspberries and soft bready malts. A wonderful beer.

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Photo of BrewsNRecords
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spinaltapped
3.62/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look: Two fingers of thin, quickly dissipating head, no visible lacing, ruby body, lots of quick down-up carbonation bubbles.

Smell: Unsweetened raspberry puree, vinegar, Greek yogurt, light wood.

Taste: Raspberry, berry forward red wine, rice vinegar, a touch of stomach acid.

Feel: Light bodied, slick mouthfeel, light drying finish.

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Photo of TheWolf
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well balanced and tasty

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Photo of TomMorris
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PprBurke
4.75/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeersIsTheName
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange color with minimum head. Smell is very light, slightly acidic and slightly fruity, smells sweet and sour. Taste is delicious, tons of tart raspberries. Some oak from the red wine barrels, but a very well balanced beer. Feel is light and minimally carbonated, easy to drink other than the acidity. Overall it's not as good as a couple other Allagash sours, but worth trying any time you can get your hands on it!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CSO
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewery_Decimal_System
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Allagash Mattina Rossa from Allagash Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 442 ratings.
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