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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Allagash Four aged in oak barrels with strawberries.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
375 ml bottle shared by TwoSipDip at RBSG - thanks, Tony! Pours a cloudy rose-tinted color with a small off-white head. Notes of strawberry, dry grains, lemon, minerals, oak, yogurt, and doughy malts. Light-medium bodied, with a fruity mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (1985) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle shared at RBSG. Thanks NielsenRatings! Pours a hazy golden orange color with white head. Strawberry, white fruit, sweet aromas. Strawberry, champagne, fruity flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (995) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Thursday night’s Presidential Suite sharing session during RBSG 2014. Thanks! Cloudy golden brown with off-white head. Aromas of oak, raspberries, tart fruit, vinegar, strawberries. Tastes of strawberries, oak, Brett, vinegar. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (188) - New York, USA - JUN 23, 2014
On tap w/ Leighton & Blake at Top Hops NYC. Big oakey strawberry & notes of construction site on the nose. Biting sour yet sweet, some funk in the trunk. Light/med mouthfeel, strong tart / playful carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottled. A standout, very nice oakiness and faint strawberry, though there in larger quantities than most, good sourness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2943) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle - Tart strawberry. Cloudy copper. Tart strawberry with a nice long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle tasted at RBSG. Orange amber color. Thin ring of off-white head. dots of lace. Awesome big strawberry aroma. Lightly spicy. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick finish. Nice tart taste, lightly spicy, moderate sweet. Awesome strawberry sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7900) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange. White head. Nose and taste of strawberry, oak, molasses, peach and sour funky fruit. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ the peteing zoo. Pours a pinkish ruby appearance with an off white head. Definitely tons of strawberries, oak, slight plastic, yeasty nose. Pretty high carbonation. Some plastic. Thick strawberry flavor. Moderately tart. Slight tannins. Kind of fun but not my favorite. Thanks Luke!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (1517) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Drafts at Khyber Pass. Having the Four and Avance simultaneously. Hazy red orange pour with a foamy white ring. Both look the same but taste dramatically different. Whereas the Four is a creamy Quad, the Avance is a very strong sour. Strawberry on the nose. Similar to the Oudbete - both taste like battery acid (meaning that in the best way possible) but fuller and fruitier. Damn good stuff!


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