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
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a slightly murky yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spices. The aromas get markedly better as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink and pretty tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.26/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Served in a tulip. Pours a fairly-clear golden color with a nice foamy white head. Some nice spots of lacing on the way down. The nose has a bit of peppery spice underneath some light tropical and orange-rind characteristics. Flavor has a bit of a malt base along with nice yeast presence. Good hops through the finish. A bit of bitterness, though most of the feel is classic tripel. Pretty good variation on the style; quite enjoyable and easy to drink.

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3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
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 -6.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap full pour at Smoke & Barrell, into a large snifter.

Gorgeous looking. Lemon orb glowing yellow, hints of brass gold with an opaque solid body together. Head is vanilla creamy white, moderate spider lacing.

Dry nose, quite interesting. Hint of red apple sweetness, mild lemon and citrus warmth. Slight heat but not much or distracting.

Palate brings some warmth. Peanut butter esters, chewy dense malt amd light sugars. Alcohol and floral warmth, slightly green. Sweet breads on the aftertaste with a little bit of milky character. Very dry first sip, and last as well.

Overall it feels like a typical and tastes like a typical Allagash brew, but they did a good job.

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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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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