Allagash Fluxus 2012 | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Fluxus 2012Allagash Fluxus 2012
BA SCORE
3.94/5
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
pDev:
9.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
20
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Mantooth
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of Janeinma
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of MalKen
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of The1WineGuy
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of mweso2000
5/5  rDev +26.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Lob
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

11 ounce goblet - $8.75 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Hazed, pale golden body with a half-inch of finely-textured, white foam fed by thin but steady bubble streams.

Smell: Sugary influences atop notes of pils malts, spelt, with very light touches of craggled grain. Floral-type hints along with the peppercorn hints. A bit of alcohol. Unripened pears, apples.

Taste: Bolstered pilsner-like maltiness, though I'm told spelt (forgot about him, didn't ya?) is also present. Some grainy touches, a goodly pinch of table sugar. Floral, spicy augmentations from the added peppercorns aided, one would imagine, by the pilfered yeast strain, maybe a bit by the alcohol. Orchard fruitiness, something a little lemony as it warms. Crispish, malty, dry finish with a hint of alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: It's okay. I liked it, didn't love it.

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

Picked this up at the Allagash Brewery. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a clear light golden hue with a one finger fizzy head that fades to leave a light fizzy blanket and minimal lacing.

S - Aromas of light Belgian yeasts and subtle fruits along with a nice peppercorn spice. Quite enjoyable.

T - Same as the nose. nice fruitiness and peppercorn spice notes. Very nice Belgian yeast esters intermingling throughout the beer.

M - Mouthfeel is highly carbonated like a handful of good Allagash beers. Super drinkable.

O - Overall this was a solid beer. Not a bad fluxus, think I liked it better than 2011's batch.

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Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of gr0g
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Orange-amber in color, moderate haziness. The head measures 3+ fingers tall and shows good retention, but lacing is only sparse. The aroma leads with chalky yeast notes that give way to a spicy fruitiness. Notes of citrus peel, green apple, pear, and cracker-like grain. Very aromatic and enjoyable.

The flavor profile is very much like a Saison. Yeasty phenols are prominent and the finish is nice and dry. There's a slight honey-like sweetness at first, then progressively more dryness. Malt profile is light and pilsner-like. There's an overall vinous quality imparted by notes of apple and white grape. A smooth, soft mouthfeel helps to make this exceedingly drinkable, though a bit more liveliness to the bubbles wouldn't hurt. Excellent texture overall.

My first taste of the Fluxus series has me wishing I'd tried previous releases. 2012 is a very nice strong saison that should not be missed while it's available.

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Photo of NorCalYeti
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of MA08
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of rab53
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of BeerManDan
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The color when poured into a tulip glass was a hazy golden yellow with s little white foam and a fair amount of lace on the side of the glass. The smell had a yeasty, spicy aroma with a hint of sweet citrus. The taste was a creamy balance of sweetness/bitterness spicy/fruity flavor well balanced. I could still taste a creamy sweet yeast with spice without the over bitterness. This could be one of my favorite but expensive Belgium Strong Ale. Yum!

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Photo of ezug
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Patrickbrusil
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of imbibehour
4/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of ReeseMax3
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of kaelingirl
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of morebeergood
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Bubbles
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Allagash Fluxus 2012 from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 152 ratings
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