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:
452
Reviews:
73
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
8.25%
 
 
Wants:
88
Gots:
115
For Trade:
17
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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my top beers of all time. Perfect for style. Incredible balance of tartness and sweetness. Red color was beautiful. Symphonic combination of flavors. Wish it could be made again. Keep an eye out for other coolship releases by Allagash such as the Cerise this week.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks like a darker rose. Tastes like raspberry sour. Is really good and after taste leaves you wanting more.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfect sour raspberry beer!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a beautiful deep, raspberry-red with a delicate spritzy head that really lets the aromatics shine. Mostly notes of raspberry, but also cherry and plum in a vinous sort of sense on both the nose and the palate, with lots of wonderfully funky and earthy flavours. A bit of darkly-toasted biscuit at the end extends the palate of the entire beer, leading through a wonderful array sharply acidic and fruity flavours to a more tam yet sweet and earthy balance.

The funk is strong with this one; a seriously kick-ass wild ale and a must-try for any lover of fruit-aged sours.

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Allagash Mattina Rossa from Allagash Brewing Company
4.24 out of 5 based on 452 ratings.
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