Allagash Yakuza | Allagash Brewing Company

BA SCORE
4.06/5
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
pDev:
9.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of tenacioustomato
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of sneaks2210
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
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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Photo of shigg85
4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of tipfortap
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5 words to describe it: Chamomile, Pepper, Pears, Honey, Crisp

Paired it with: Fried pickles, and also pickled green beans, jalapenos, and spears. To be honest, I gave myself a vinegar burn on the roof of my mouth from eating so many pickles and drinking such a boozy beer. SORRY, me.

Should have paired it with: It went well with fried pickles because it cut the heaviness; would also be good with a spicy curry or a strong cheese plate (as an appetizer as opposed to as a dessert)

Drink it if you like: Belgian Blondes and you want a more exciting life; grassy IPAs and you want something more polite; Sauvignon Blanc

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Photo of The1WineGuy
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of gopens44
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great lacing from a creme colored foamy head stands atop a translucent dirty yellow (think pineapple juice) offering, wafting of a hint of dandelion and bubble gum. Taste falls into line with the aroma, as the additional flavor sensation includes light dandelion in the form of hop bite, bubble gum, a little alcohol presence and the finish of a tongue full of bitterness. Not over the top with Belgian yeast, but well balanced in taste and body.

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Photo of n2185
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A: pours a clear golden yellow with a finger of white head that fades into a thin layer with a little lacing.

S: Belgian spices and candy sugar up front followed by spicy, lemony, and herbal hop aromas.

T: spices here as well followed by sweet breads. The hops kick in with grassy, herbal, peppery flavors. The finish is slightly bitter.

M: medium-light body with lowish carbonation, this beer doesn't have too thick of a body but is a bit watery.

O: a pretty decent hoppy tripel overall. It's main flaw is being under-attenuated, but otherwise is good.

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Photo of DesB
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of MDDMD
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-slightly hazy golden color with a nice white head and some lacing

S-lemon zest, yeast, earthiness, spices

T-lemon, hints of bananas and pears, yeast, cloves, pepper

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp, alcohol well-integrated

O-a good and distinctive Tripel for sipping

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Photo of Beers9beers
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of rydev24
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of jsanford
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of oglmcdgl
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Somerset Hills Tap Room in New Jersey this hard to
find brew shows a very cloudy golden amber color with a solid white cover and
great lacing. The nose hit presents subtle floral ideas and light clove wheat.
Delicate but very pleasant. The first mouthful brings out a grainy blend with more floral-clove
flavors. Sweet honey malt and grassy wheat. The body is medium but with a
somewhat light feel with plentiful but gentle carbonation. Overall a pleasure.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
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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Photo of koopa
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this one at the Copper Mine Pub today!

Appearance: Classic Tripel cloudy golden blond with a 1.5 finger white crown that shows some retention and moderate lace.

Smell: Sorachi Ace lemon notes baby! Also some herbal and grassy notes, mild hints of grapefruit, and bubblegum like belgian esters.

Taste: Mainly sorachi and bubblegum.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied with medium carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: One of the most enjoyable Allagash beers I've had in quite some time. Please make more or I'll be forced to homebrew it!!!! (Who am I kidding, I'll be homebrewing it either way!)

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Gavage
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: golden yellow in color with a 2" head that lingers around a while. Nice lace develops.

Smell: a nice spiciness rises from the glass and into the nose here. Some citrus tones are much softer.

Taste: big malt profile with a bunch of earthy and spicy hops, and the Sorachi hop is easy to detect here. Lemon zest, grass, and alcohol combine to make an interesting tripel.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, a little less crisp at the finish. The finish is also a bit dry. Long lasting spicy and earthy flavors stick to the tastebuds.

Overall: this was a very flavorful and well balanced beer. Slower sipping due to the style, but I had two in a session as it was very good.

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Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Allagash Yakuza from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 163 ratings
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