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Meet the twins: Tweeling & Jumeau by Allagash & BeerAdvocate

Discussion in 'BeerAdvocate Events' started by Todd, Sep 11, 2013.

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  1. Todd

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    The following is the from Saturday's Belgian Beer Fest guide, but we thought we'd introduce you to the twins beforehand.


    On July 8th, Team BeerAdvocate ventured to Portland, Maine, to brew the official Belgian Beer Fest beer at Allagash Brewing Company. In keeping with our tradition of creating two distinct beers out of one, the base beer was brewed with a two-row blend, raw and malted wheat and oats, hopped with a blend of Northern Brewer, Nelson Sauvin and Glacier hops, and fermented in Portuguese Douro wine barrels.


    So, how do the beers differ?

    Tweeling (Dutch for "twin") is a straw-colored ale fermented with Dutch Castle yeast. The finished beer has a pleasant fruity aroma with hints of pear and pineapple, and an herbal note in the background. The fruit continues through the flavor with the addition of a mild biscuity character. Full mouthfeel and dry, lingering bitterness. 6% ABV

    Jumeau (French for "twin") is a light, golden-colored ale fermented with Brettanomyces Drie, a strain cultured by Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen. The finished beer has an earthy aroma with hints of bread crust. It has a light, dry body, and finishes with a citrus rind character. 6.5% ABV

    Both twins leave us thirsting for more, but we'll let you be the judge.


    Tweeling & Jumeau (draft only) will be pouring this weekend at NOTF & BBF, but for those looking to get a first taste ... swing by The Publick House this Thursday, September 12 for the BBF pre-ThrowDown.


    We hope you dig the beers as much as we dug helping to create them, and thanks again to our friends Rob Tod, Jason Perkins and the entire Allagash crew for their support.

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