Allagash Yakuza | Allagash Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
163
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
5
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0
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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler filled at DeCicco's Brewster, NY during their Allagash event .

Pours near clear, dull yellowy amber, under a lasting fluffy off white head. Leaves more then ample spots and strands of lacing and a tiny bubble film.

Pepper, yeast and ripe fruits on the nose.

Tasty tripel thats on the hoppy side. Nice amounts of more ripe fruits, moderate pepper, lime and Belgian yeast notes all the way through. Dry finish. Real nice Americanized version of the style.

Happy to get to try this on draft.

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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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Served in a balloon glass. Yakuza pours a perfectly clear yellow gold color with an excellent white, fluffy head that sticks all down the sides of the glass. The head dissipates, but slowly, taking its time and leaving its mark. This one is clearly dry-hopped!

It has a sweet, delicate lemon aroma, with subtle hints of cake batter. It's not quite as strong as I would like, and the Tripel aroma is just not present. It is not very Belgian-like in that regard. No matter though, because this beer smells great!!

Shit, it tastes awesome. Like really awesome and I am thinking how to get this on tap at my house. It is very similar to Brooklyn Sorachi Ace in my opinion, which is a great compliment, because I LOVED that beer. The Sorachi Ace hops do it for me I guess...coconut, vanilla, and banana all com to mind in this flavor.

Simply perfect carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a medium body. Smooth finish.

Wow, great beer. Love the hop profile, love the body, definitely drinkable as hell and would drink again! Seek out this beer! I was taken by surprise again, and this makes me think I need more Allagash in my life!

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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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Allagash Yakuza from Allagash Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 163 ratings.
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