Allagash Avancé
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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Allagash Four aged in oak barrels with strawberries.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle Pour. Pours a murky reddish brown color with a wispy white head. Aroma is of brett, funky strawberries, and a little yogurt. Flavor is very close to what you’d expect with the aroma, sweet at first with a little sour finish. A hint of molasses up front giving way to slightly sour and acidic strawberry on the finish. Clean and smooth mouthfeel. Nice!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Orange amber color, and very very light carbonation and that was perfect for this particular brew, fruity candy aroma very pleasant. Flavor of malts and very slight candi sugar and great slight strawberry fruitness and cherry skins. Great finish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle from Schiller. Pours cloudy amber with a thin off white head. The nose is sour strawberries, funk and vinegar. The taste is berry skins, light funk and ripe strawberries. Medium bodied. 4.0

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2114) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
An experimental twist on the Allagash Four barley wine, matured on oak and macerated with strawberries. Stable, off-white head, misty bronze colour, aroma very much dominated by strawberries - not my favorite scent and therefore not quite to my liking, notes of wood, banana, marzipan, medium dry sherry, sour cream, cognac, passion fruit. Complex taste with an interesting game between sweet and sour, as in an ’oud bruin’, fruity yeast, strawberries coming through but less strongly than I feared, woody and vinous, candi syrup, sourishness wins the game and renders a dry, woody, resinous finish. Interesting and complex, a lot going on here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6608) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2190) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1440) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsandman (337) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (7581) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottled. A standout, very nice oakiness and faint strawberry, though there in larger quantities than most, good sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle - Tart strawberry. Cloudy copper. Tart strawberry with a nice long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - 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.

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