Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Allagash Fluxus 2012 | Allagash Brewing Company

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
88
very good
29 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Allagash Fluxus 2012Allagash Fluxus 2012
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fluxus 2012 is a strong ale brewed with spelt and spiced with green and pink peppercorns. It was fermented with the same strain of yeast that DeDolle (Belgium) uses.

Added by Jason on 08-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
152
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
21.16%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
21
For Trade:
1
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 152
Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
3.3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

on tap at Duckworths (NC)

Pour is golden, lightly hazy, with a moderate size off-white head that is exceptionally durable and leaves fine lacing.

Clear Belgian yeasty note in both tasting and the aroma. After a minute of adjustment to the initially unpleasant but limited Brett.

M: very smooth with ample soft carbonation.

O: American version of this Belgian style that exaggerates the Belgian features. I found this slightly challenging.

 445 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Janeinma
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of xdefeatsy
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Mantooth
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On draft at Duckworth's, Charlotte, NC, 8.5 oz pour for $3.

Golden pils colored pour with a tight little head and oil-slick lacing. Nicely bittered by the hops, good bit of citrus in the nose and mouth. Loads of fresh lemon and bitter fruit-flesh, a little grassy in the finish. The mouthfeel is quite nice, bravo on the viscosity. Solid brew.

 344 characters

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Dirksen
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ezug
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Rampage108
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of George1799
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of flayedandskinned
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LanceH
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevincredible
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of HinghamRick
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of trevorpost
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of mikeburd1128
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Sanchezrox23
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Atomicskis5
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a wine taster glass.

A real nice solid yellow lemon orb glowing body, with clear carbonation rising. A creamy bright white head shows up, but settles and falls at a normal pace. A light bubbled collar remains while drinking.

Sweet smelling Belgian like candy. Slight dry spice. Light malts and airy. Solid. Not so much peppery. Hints of thick butter but not movie popcorn diacetyl angles.

However, palate brings the pepper nicely. Mild pepper in the mid palate, mixing with a Belgian classic sweetness. Crisp finish, with a large malt tripel like density. A nice prickly sensation after each sip on the tongue, with good carbonation. Green like peppers come out a bit more as it warms up.

Overall, a nice simple take on a good Belgian big ale. Very enjoyable.

 791 characters

Photo of Bubbles
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Patrickbrusil
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of salthemonster
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Hazelvue
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow color with a very small hint of orange, white bubbly head that quickly dissipates, no lacing on the glass.

Smell has a sweet malt backing with a musty funk upfront with the musty being stronger than the funk, slightest hint of grassy hops, I'm looking for a peppery aroma and I looked hard, a couple times I think I found it but I'm not really sure so I'm not expecting a strong peppercorn presence.

Taste is sweet at first, the sharp carbonation lends a sweeping dryness that helps keep the sweet malt in check, some light fruit aspects dance around along with a citrus note, the peppery flavor does come into play in the aftertaste but I've had other beers with a larger pepper presence so I'm a bit disappointed (yet relieved at the same time as peppercorn can sometimes be too overwhelming).

More subtle than I thought this year's Fluxus would be but it's well-rounded.

 896 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Allagash Fluxus 2012 from Allagash Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe