GenDV138 (3722) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Two-ish oz draft pour at ChurchKeyís Allagash 5th Anniversary event courtesy of craftycarl21, thanks Carl! 2013 vintage. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of tart notes, citrus, lemon lime, oranges. Tastes of tart notes, citrus, floral notes, oranges. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Aging pretty nicely.
gsmitty80 (2053) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great belgian with a good amount of care taken to get it right. The dry hopping gives it a dimension that not many others have.
DuffMan (8152) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage, shared with my wife, TvM, and Kirsten. Hazy orange-tinted gold, very lively white head. Austere pale malts, low-med sweetness, modest Brett character, grassy hoppy finish. Quite nice.
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
crazy complex mix of fruits, spices, hops, and malts, while still managing tobe fairly light and refreshing on the palate, especially for a stronger beer. the brett is actually barely noticeable, but lends another level of complexity. still renews the debate whether or not Allagash is worth the price (after all, Iíd hope a $16 bottle of beer would be good) but this was unique enough and cool enough to be worth it...just not often."
DiarmaidBHK (3813) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Mekong. Pours yellow and cloudy with a thin white head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. Has a bit of fruitiness on the nose. Has a bit of tartness on the tongue. Itís not terribly boozy. Thereís a bit of floral hoppiness on the to finish to remind you this a beer. Itís solid though I was hoping it would be bigger.
ARH (911) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle poured into a chalice. The aroma starts off with a bright and light champagne grape note backed by some hard cheese and barnyard aromas. The aroma then turns towards a sweet apricot, light banana, vanilla and mineral water blend. Near the end of the glass, a woody character starts to appear with a peaches and creme, candy lemon, a light pepper and a light clove note. Itís a hazy / murky apricot yellow color with a silky thin, white head that leaves a light amount of small-bubble lace. A medium thin, silky smooth, white surface is retained throughout the drink. The taste is a medium sweet with a medium bitter and a subtle, light sour note. This beer has quite a bit of tiny, fizzy carbonation to accompany the oily thin texture. The medium body contains a complex array of grass, some apple, unripe peach, banana, lactose, vanilla, candy lemon, pepper and clove. A peach soda is what comes to mind most though. Itís dry with a slightly burnt, with a pepper, clove, grass finish. Itís refreshing and zesty with a lingering, astringent aftertaste thatís spicy with some soda water tones to it. This strikes me as a good white wine replacement as far as dinner pairing goes, but a bit heartier.
Banksiz (60) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Faint spritziness, with some clove and lemon and a touch of malt. Pours a cloudy straw color. Nicely balanced sweetness, sourness and bitterness--flavors are all there. Vey pleasant mouth feel, none of the thinness of some sour beers. Nice finish slight with no unpleasant harshness.
rejtable (1857) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly cloudy straw lots head lots lacing. Nose is fruity and some yeast. Flavours are peach, maybe some melon some cereal and some bread. Taste light sweet light bitter. Full body creamy.
SG111 (636) - New York, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a faint golden color. Aroma is something Belgian yeast strain with a notable sourness to the end. Flavor is spices, maybe some coriander and a sourness in the middle that turns into more spice. Very cool.
jrodooo5 (1299) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting but not quite as "wild" as Iíd hope. Murky gold pour w/ a thin white head & no lacing. The aroma is different & hard to decipher what stands out. The taste is spicy & finishes dry. Itís decent but I donít get the hype!