Allagash Yakuza | Allagash Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86.5%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 163 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A strong golden ale, dry-hopped with lots of Sorachi Ace and Cascade hops.

Added by beerbiatchMD on 12-16-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
163
Liked:
141
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
9.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 26
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 2/23/2013 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, spices, bananas and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of banana, spices and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Some alcohol flavor and sting creeps in as well but there’s a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, good representation of style, it’s a decent beer but there are several others in the style that I would choose first.

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3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11 ounce pour - $9.00 at Taco Mac in East Roswell, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a clouded, golden body with a couple inches of white, thick foam that lasts (and lasts).

Smell: Lightly bready, lightly grainy pils, wheat malts. Clove buds preserved in alcohol, notes of grassiness and citrus popping with pith, also subtler orchards fruits, maybe a little lychee.

Taste: Pale malts, maybe some lightish wheat with a touch of overall breadiness. It starts candi sugar sweet but it instantly begins drying away, particularly as the hop bitterness kicks in. Displays a similar fruity melange in the middle, same as the original, but with a larger citrus element. Cracked cloves. Peppery alcohol tries to hit you with a hammer, but the other various flavors try to keep it at bay. The other fruit flavors dim down as the bitter, warming finish takes hold.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation. Surprisingly soft mouthfeel.

Overall: An ample, hopped-up tripel, though, I would've been just as content with the standard tripel.

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3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles coating the surface and the edges of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemony hops, yeast and spices are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the underlying notes of malts are noticeable. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has an interesting mix of lemons and spices that makes it share some similarities to that of a saison.

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3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Sierra Grille, always down for a new Allagash, especially a variation of their tripel.

Pours a very pale orange, translucent. Small white head falls to a slight cap quickly but retains well as that, leaving a bit of lace.

Smell/taste - Smell is good but a tad weak, taste is stronger. Quite reminiscent of their regular tripel, lots of apple, yeast, floral, pear, clove. The hop addition is noticeable - doesn't add a ton to the beer, but does provide some light citrus, lemon, and grassy notes.

High carbonation and a bit foamy, but fine and suitable for the style. Easy drinking, not much alcohol noticeable.

Quite good, I love Allagash Tripel, this came off as a bit too similar. A side by side would be nice to do.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

@ Milltown

Foggy golden yellow covered with a thick, white slab of a head. Not quite as murky as when my wife had a glass earlier in the night. Nice rings of lacing plastering the glass. Aromas of hoppy lemony citrus and flowers over some pale malt. Distinct Sorachi Ace hop flavor: sweet lemon and floral notes and a more pronounced spicy yeast element. Moderate malty sweetness, retaining some of the original Tripel character, but primarily zesty and hoppy with a dry, refreshing finish. Enjoyable...Sorachi Ace is a hop that can wear me out as it can easily dominate the beer with its unique profile, but Allagash handled it pretty well, allowing the base beer to come through a bit. Happy to have gotten an opportunity to try it.

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Allagash Yakuza from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86.5% out of 100 with 163 ratings
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