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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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To acknowledge this year’s anniversary, our 11th, Allagash’s brewers decided to use a champagne yeast for both the primary and secondary fermentations. This beer was brewed with both Cascade and Northern Brewer hops and copious amounts of Belgian Aromatic Malt to achieve its vibrant garnet color and unique, malty palate. At a hefty 9% ABV, the alcohol in this brew is balanced by a light sweetness, a full-bodied mouth feel and a gentle, lingering hop character. Just prior to bottling, when there is no carbonation present in the beer, a fresh dose of sugar and yeast is added. After bottling, the beer is aged in our temperature-controlled cellar, where the yeast ferments the sugar and naturally carbonates the beer. This process, known as méthode champenoise, is the same traditional process we use for all of our bottled beers. The batch of 11th Anniversary Ale was bottled in May of '06 - 950 cases, six bottles in each case and is the only batch that will be available. Its aroma is redolent of red licorice, nutmeg, wild apple, and hard candy. Its taste is malty with date and fig notes with a finish that is crisp, striking a balance between dry and fruity. We suggest serving this rustic brew at cellar temperature. Our 11th Anniversary Ale would make a perfect addition to foods such as roast duck and venison, or with desserts like pumpkin pie and apple cobbler


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2007
Bottled. A deep orange-red beer with sediment floating around under a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet mlaty with primary notes of yeast and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of over ripe fruits, fresh fruits, and yeast, leading to a dry finish, where the alcohol leaves a slight burn in the throat. Nice body. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of pineypower. Clear, reddish amber with tiny impurities and an off-white head. Sweetish, fruity nose with a whiff of yeast. Quite a full body, sweetish caramel and fruit accents and again a hint of yeast. Very subdued bitterness. 160607

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of fruits, citrus and spices. Flavour of fruits, citrus, spices and hops. Hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
11th July 2009
Cloudy brown beer. Crispish semi dry palate with low carbonation. Sweetish malt with a dry spicy undertone. Dark orange buried deep. Dry finish with an odd aftertaste. Mmm!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2007
(750ml bottle) Pours a burnt orange body with a medium beige head. Aroma of fruitiness, mustiness, apple, and spices. Flavor of caramel malt, spicy yeast, honey, and some dark fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2006
(750ml bottle) Lightly hazed copper body topped by medium beige head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum/raisin, caramel, Belgian yeast, some cinnamon/anise. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some nutmeg, plum, light alcohol, dusky. Medium-full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2010
750ml bottle-pours a tan head and dark copper color. Aomr ia medium malt-caramel, dark fruit-cherry, yeast, some spice hops. Taste is medium malt-caramel, dark fruit-cherry, yeast, some spice hops. OK/mild carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: August 20, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: hazy amber, whispy beige head
Aroma: lightly hopped malt aroma with a touch of spices
Body: creamy body
Flavor: well blended malt flavor with a bit of oak and creamy vanilla, light bitterness from the spices

Date: December 29, 2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Aroma: light oxidation in the aroma along with the spicyness, dry malt
Flavor: sweet candy malt flavor with caramel and vanilla, light spicyness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle. Poured hazy dark brown with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex malty fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium balanced finish of long duration. This is a smooth complex standout beer.


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