Allagash James Bean | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash James BeanAllagash James Bean
BA SCORE
92%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 550 ratings
Allagash James BeanAllagash James Bean
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
James Bean is a bourbon barrel aged, Belgian-style strong ale that is infused with cold press coffee, post fermentation. Coffee, vanilla and bourbon dominate the aroma. Flavors of caramel, coffee, bourbon, and oak present themselves throughout this full-bodied beer. The coffee used in James Bean is Speckled Ax, roasted right here in Maine. The beans used are Ethiopia Amaro Gayo and are known for their lush blackberry and blueberry fruit flavors.

Grains: Allagash 2-Row Malted Barley Blend
Hops: Tettnang and Hallertau
Spices/Other: White Cane Sugar, Cold-Brewed Coffee
Yeast: House
Original Gravity: 1.074, 18 degrees Plato

Added by jlindros on 07-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,121
Reviews:
73
Ratings:
550
Liked:
506
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
8.76%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
74
Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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5/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer is awesome, perfect balance of coffee and tripel

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5/5  rDev +21.7%

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4.88/5  rDev +18.7%

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4.85/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Incredible brew. Tasted this on tap during SF beer week at the Willows.

I had never tasted a light-hued beer with coffee flavor before, and this one was outstanding. At first smell, I noted a pure, balanced, coffee aroma that wasn't overpowering. The taste was smooth and light, but rich in flavor that mixed the best qualities of a Belgian and a coffee porter. Excellent balance, smooth finish, and pleasant aftertaste. Thoroughly impressed. I tried a bunch of Allagash offerings tonight and this one was the cream of the crop.

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4.84/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.83/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

An amazing and unique beer.

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4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.76/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is not really a tripel. Missing all of the banana and clove that I use to define the style. More Belgian strong pale or a light Belgian IPA with coffee flavors.

Very nice beer though. Lots of great coffee flavors coming through over a lighter base. If this were a coffee IPA, it would be my favorite

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good. Actually delicious. Sort of expensive. I prefer this to KBS. I realize they are completely different styles. The coffee is prevalent . As well as vanilla, Oak, sort of Banana taste. Excellent.

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

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Allagash James Bean from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92% out of 100 with 550 ratings
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