Allagash James Bean | Allagash Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
518
Reviews:
65
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
67
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 518 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of zeff80
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Word2BigBIrd
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jodybrutal
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Highbury09
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beastcpa
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer is awesome, perfect balance of coffee and tripel

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ems
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PatrickCT
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.27/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Murky gold draft pour with white head. Coffee nose. Strong espresso flavors superimposed on a sweet malt bill. Medium mouthfeel. Ok-the strong coffee did not marry well with the underlying sweetness. Funny coming from me-I love sugared up coffee in the morning.

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HunterScott
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RKing44
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scxcrunner
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluehende
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful color of gold with a strong coffee taste to it. The coffee moves the bourbon to the background and makes this beer excellent. One of the best barrel aged beers I have had.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.31/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of deonreds
3.45/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tlema1
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The booziness overpowered the coffee, in my opinion, but still a nice sipper

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Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spark3148857
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Allagash James Bean from Allagash Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 518 ratings.
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