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PNC Broken Elevator | Allagash Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with Monk's Cafe (Philly), Falling Rock (Denver), Toronado (San Francisco), and Brouwer's (Seattle). Brewed in 2010 and aged in various oak barrels, then blended in April, 2013 from the following barrels:
198 - wine barrel used for Interlude
241 - wine barrel used twice for sour ales
362, 363 - bourbon barrels that once held Odyssey & Black Stout
561 - new, uncharred oak
770, 775 - bourbon barrels used for Curieux
771, 772 - bourbon barrels used for Curieux (different lineages)
773 - 1st use wine barrel
776 - bourbon barrel, topped off with pediococcus-spiked stout
777 - bourbon barrel

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.91/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

this is a fine glass of beer, but sometimes there is just too much going on, and this is both the victim of that, and of perhaps too lengthy of an ageing period. on tap at falling rock, it was brewed so long ago, i think its gotten probably quite a bit more sour than it was intended too. vinegar abounds, with harsh acetic acid that cuts through a lot of the flavor. with all these different barrels that housed all these different beers and spirits, the blend is just a bit messy. i get the wine and the bourbon of course, but its all muddled together to the point where any special features or unique nuances are lost in the shuffle. almost more wood than grain in this dark red colored nearly brown brew, char and sweet at the same time, lots of tannins, wine dried fruitiness, citric sourness, really bacterial and hard to drink much of. sits heavy and harsh in the gut, hopefully boosting my immunity or something with all these wild things run amok in here. some cherry with the wood and the acid at the end. sometimes you get so complex that its hard to appreciate the whole, and that is certainly the case here. some may love it, i found it messy and way too sour. would have been curious to try this one when it was first blended.

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4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Monk's Cafe Mad Monday

A- Pours black with some ruby hues creeping through, small white foamy head that reduces completely.

S- Smells of dark currant, blackberry, wild grapes, sharp oak and vanilla, the dark fruit definitely overwhelms the aroma.

T- strong, puckering flavor of wild dark grape up front with notes of sweet currant and concord grape kicking in mid-palate. Sweet berries and slightly acidic vinegar on a dry and puckering finish, with more grape on the linger

M- Medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a dry, puckering finish

O- this was one of the highlights of the Mad Monday event for me. Our table went through three glasses of it and I actually preferred the taste over Consecration. Very well done.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.58/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pour is black with a light brown head. Fruity cherry, lots of the Flemish sour come through in the nose. Smells a bit acetic with some unique dark malt. Taste is fairly acetic, lots of sour cherry and traditional Flemish sour flavor with an interesting chocolaty, dark malt note. Light body. Really strong carb, a hint slick.

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PNC Broken Elevator from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 81 ratings