TAR (2380) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy auburn. Small, dense bubbles nestle into a thin cap of foam. Concentrated rocky candy, fruity yeast, coriander, and stewed peach aromatics. Alcohol overshadows the slightly dusty yeast and strawlike malts. Fuzzy carbonation lends soft bubbly prickles. Sharp alcohol pummels the subtleties with a fiery sting which is energized by coriander and candy sugar. Utter lack of dryness fails to unveil any lurking brightness by washing away the sweetness or chewy yeast, and clears no room whatsoever for any polished flavors to take foothold and flourish. Snappy phenols and peppery esters starkly emerge, only to be enveloped instantly by the wet and mushy body. Alcohol and body are oppressively hot and viscous, and although warmer temperatures don’t quell the stinging warmth, the malts do take on a fat, plummy character which augments the body with added texture. Stewed peaches spawn a late touch of tartness, but do little to negate the sweetness. More of the same in regards to the finish which remains weightily yeasty, overbearingly sweet, and ablaze with alcohol. My high hopes for this have been dashed, as it’s far too yeasty, wet/sweet, and alcoholic. A laudable concept and effort, but nowhere near up to par in comparison to their lovely 10th Anniversary brew.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark auburn, looking good and the head is off-white and mostly diminishing. Sharp, pointy fruitiness hits the nose giving a rather heady liquor-like feel. Earth and concentrated grapes are omnipresent, rendering a rather sweet impression. Wood planches, sand, chocolate, burnt toffee.. an interesting flavor range, but put together, it feels a bit chaotic and just immensely sweet. A bit unpolished drying out attempt where the finish grows kinda ropey and just can’t bring down the sweet mammoth. Medium body, silky and sticky texture, long rooty finish.
wnoble (1088) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Jcr! Pours a light ruby. Nose is fruity, caramels, light sherry, fruit and even a little cardboard. Flavor is slightly tart, fruity, wine notes, light oxidation. Sweet and moderately rich. Really not bad for its age.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks for sharing, general gao. This poured copper and red. The aroma was rich with toffee and fresh bread. There were also some apple notes. The taste had some bread crust with some weird cantalope. There was also a strange note I coudl not quite place, it was similar to grass, but not quite. Another strange one form Allagash that I did not enjoy.
Koelschtrinker (9458) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wenig süßer und voller Malzantrunk. Dies wird sofort milder und wird etwas hefig. Das Bier wandelt sich nun nicht mehr sondern verharrt weitestgehend auf dieser Stufe. Wenig interessant, malzig-trocken, trinkbar. Danke an den Doppelbock für das Bier. 9/9/9/9/10/9
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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!
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a very hazy uncarbonated dark orange brown colored body. The weak aroma was malty bready and dough. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish malty aftertaste. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A messy boozy Belgian amber ale. Huge disappointment.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when over 3 year of age (but well cellared, never kept at room temperature).
The look: Cloudy bronze body topped by a medium beige head with low retention
In long: Nose has some nail polish and a full basket of mixed fruits. Taste is aggressive and not so good. Higher alcohols, hospital gloves, plywood, fresh fruits, caramel, shoestrings, candi sugar, fresh vegetables, herbs. I could go on, not because it is complex, but because it is a mess. The beer is actually very sweet but it doesn’t feel sweet because of the overwhelming booze. Not too sure what to make of this beer. It never worked for me in smaller servings and that’s why I sat on my bottle for so long. Now that I decide to open the bottle, it is even worst than I remember. Past due-date? It didn’t feel old, it just felt wrong. This was the last year that Allagash had an anniversary beer with a number. Now that the brewery is older they make annual Fluxus beers and don’t say the age of the brewery. Proof that Allagash is a female brewery.