Allagash Fluxus 2012 | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Fluxus 2012Allagash Fluxus 2012
BA SCORE
78.9%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 152 Ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
152
Liked:
120
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
9.39%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
20
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 29
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of AdamBear
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-cloudy golden with a sticky white head

S-sour apples. Belgian white spices. Good funkiness going on here. Medium strength

T-comes in with a taste of green apple and pale Belgian spices. The wit aspect and funkiness has gone away. There's a pretty strong bitterness that sticks to the tongue. There's a fruity after-taste.

M-medium dry carbonation with a super dry finish

O-I was expecting more. This is not too great. The flavors present aren't terrible but they don't mesh well together, and it's not very well balanced. Tastes like a mediocre home brewed Belgian. Smells like a masterpiece though!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a light orange with a medium frothy white head leaving some good lace.

S: Yeasty with notes of peppercorns and bread.

T: Has a unique peppercorn flavour that ends with what tastes like a hint of mint. Nice malt character throughout out with notes of coriander like spice.

M: Medium-bodied, soft easy carbonation. A delicate beer.

O: An interesting beer with an intriguing flavour. At the end of the day though, it didn't really stand out for me though it was certainly fun to try.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a clear orange-yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, spices, and peppercorns. Taste is much the same with a sweetness on the finish. There is a mild yeast and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a better smell than taste in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was served from the tap at The Blind Tiger in New York, NY. It arrived in a generic tulip glowing a pale golden coloring. The glass was filled to the brim, so no head was noted. Spots of lacing were left as the liquid disappeared. There was a soft cloudiness to the beer’s clarity, but no sediment was noted. Carbonation appeared average. The aroma gave a strong malty base, with generous notes of citrus and wheat, much like a tripel. Coolness of vanilla, a light peppery depth, orange peel, and clove helped to keep things spicy, while rounding the nose out. Our first impression was that the flavoring was sweet and inclusive, with strong Belgian esters of bubblegum. As we sipped, a spicy grain bill, sweet vanilla, a hint of clove, and spicy plastics hit the palate. These moved to the peak, where grapey sweetness, soft grain of lemon, and the citrus and wheat of a tripel or wit soured the palate, with pale bitters and toast. The finish gave biting peppercorn, which added to the blackness of booze. We also noted raw vanilla bean, hints of souring and bittering lemon, and a final wash of sweetened, sugary grain. The aftertaste breathed of raw peppercorn, charcoal smoke, and sweeter toasted grain. The body was medium, and the carbonation was high, with a bite. The mouth was initially cooled and coated with a soft graininess, but the dryness of booze acted to quickly clean and pucker the palate. There was soft slurp and cream, with nice froth on each sip. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the cleanliness. The nose was spicy, warming, and enticing, while the taste really brought forward some pepper and some heat. This inherent spiciness really helped to enhance the booziness of the beer. The feel was equally as inviting, with softness and creaminess to each slurp. This was a great beer, but we would be interested to see what they could do if they really pulled all stops on the raw peppercorn, to burn your taste buds out of hiding.

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Photo of justintcoons
3.19/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Slightly hazed straw/gold with 1 finger of white head that dissipates rather quickly. Moderate carbonation.

Nose
Potpourri, barnyard and pear.

Taste
Potpourri and horse blanket are at the forefront of this beer. Lighter notes of pear, splashes of apple juice and dashes of pink peppercorn. As much as I love a good barnyard funk, the massive flavors of potpourri are really killing this one for me.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, crisp and refreshing.

Overall
Extremely yeast and spice driven beer. Again, the potpourri really killed this for me.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of PeterIngemi
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split a 750 ml poured into a dfh snifter.

A: pours. Nice hazy slightly golden orange with two finger of white head after an aggressive pour, leavs a ton of sticky lacing... Nice looking brew.

S: sweetness, honey, Belgian yeast, a bit of citrus, not really much peppercorn in the aroma here. The yeast seems to be the list prominent part of the nose, giving biscuity notes.

T: reminds me of a Belgian golden more then a Belgian pale... A touch of citrusy sweetness blended with Belgian yeast and a touch of sweetness. I get notes of apples and pears and caramel... Along with some earthy spice md biscuity yeastyness.... I don't get a lot of peppercorn.

M: medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation, the poet iron comes through in the finish giving it a touch of dry spicyness.

O: a pretty good brew, overall I thought this brew was very well balanced and tasty, I could imagine if you enjoyed Belgian styles you'd find this even more delicious, info not typically enjoy Belgian styles....

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4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 10/14/2012 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, spices, bananas, light caramelized malts, some citrus and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of spice, citrus and bananas. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer with good complexity making it worth drinking for a long time.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a tulip

A slightly hazy golden body with a creamy, two finger paper white cap. Excellent retention with some sticky spider web lacing. Some streams of bubbles find their way to the top. The nose is spicy and phenolic with earthy hops and a wild berry fruitiness. The flavor profile follows the nose for the most part. Spicy, peppery notes up front with an earthy mellowness through the middle. Medium body with firm carbonation. This is a nice BSPA with some saison-like tendencies, which is perfectly fine in my book. The peppercorn spice balances out the fruity and earthy flavors of the hops pretty well. Solid, full flavors. This is a tasty beer.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into a Uinta brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery, which I quite like. 7.70% alcohol confirmed.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Pulling the cork yields a satisfying pop but no upsurging or other issues.

A: Pours a five finger beige colour head of pleasant rolling foam, great uniform thickness, nice cream, and great retention. Frothy and appealing. Lacing is also good. Colour is a hazy nontransparent pale yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Non-opaque.

Sm: Luxurious Belgian biscuit malts, peppercorns, some spice, and light bretty goodness. Very soft and intriguing. Reminds me a bit of confluence, which I had last night. I get some honey and floral hop notes. All around a good aroma. Mild in strength, but nicely subtle. I'm looking forward to trying it.

T: Clean biscuit malts comprise the foundation. Well handled pale malts give it a solid refreshing body. Background floral hops emerge throughout in a balanced, deliberate manner. Spice comes on the climax - there's the peppercorns and a bit of spice from the yeast. Somewhat brett-evocative. I think I even get a bit of wheat grains. It gets more floral as it approaches the climax. One unexpected effect is the warming sensation of the alcohol in the stomach; it's surprisingly notable for Allagash. Maybe that's just something weird with my personal physiology tonight, but it's a nice effect. A subtle and balanced brew, but I admit I'm a bit disappointed about how little is going on. It's very nectary which I love, but there's not a whole lot of layering here. Could use some more spice. In any case the yeast hardly comes through. I like it, but it's not as special as Allagash's better beers. Nicely sweet on the climax.

Mf: Smooth, light, and wet. A bit too thick for the lack of flavours. It could be thinner and lighter still, like Confluence. It's refreshingly wet, though. Suits the flavours well.

Dr: Very drinkable, except for that pesky ABV presence. I could drink this all night; it's really lovely for the style. A tasty brew that doesn't quite live up to high expectations. Best reserved for more serious fans of this style specifically. It's priced too high. That said, it's refreshing and enjoyable.

B-

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of smcnulty1981
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: golden hazy color with a bright white head that lasts with some lacing with a good amount of carbonation

S: lots of bubblegum spicy yeast with some orange

T: very yeast forward and finished with pepper spice kick

M: fairly light very easy to drink

O: this years version is very good the taste reminds of their white ale based in the yeast used and the look of the beer instead of the typical coriander using pepper corns great job as always

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Allagash Fluxus 2012 from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78.9% out of 100 with 152 ratings
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