mickash (35) - - MAR 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I love Allagash beers - so have to say was really disappointed with this. Pours nicely, but the aroma was so Brett heavy it just overpowered everything else - think band aids, medicinal....the tastes of banana and honey tried to break through but just couldn’t. To be fair, it may just be my dislike of Brett....
maxwelldeux (2722) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught in a sampler glass. Pours a hazy golden color with a moderate amount of a white head. Nose is a little sweet from the yeast, but some sour tones underneath. Taste is a little sweet. OK.
Rrauth (917) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Brett heavy aroma. Not as heavy with Brett as the smell gives off. Hazy pee yellow with great lacing. Not as funky as I feared.
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burg326 (2772) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Gillard, thanks Ryan, poured a straw yellow color with aromas of livht funk, spicy yeast, light fruit and some bread. Flavors follow suit with a light dry finish that I did not expect. Thanks Ryan for the share.
1FastSTi (3235) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a clean golden body with a crisp white head. Aroma of pineapple and brett. Very orval like. The flavor is crisp yeast with clean golden grains. Pineapple with a bitter orange peel and burnt caramel. Crisp palate.
MIBRomeo (2460) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear very light straw colored with a fluffy white head with good lacing. Yeasty Belgian esque aroma lemongrass white pepper reminiscent of orval. Fluffy well carbonnated palate. Easy to drink flavor follows as expected the aroma a touch of bread in it finishes dry. Easy to drink and enjoy.
Slubgob (146) - West Hartford, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden a bit darker than a typical lager. Sweet aroma that carries through in the mouth with a bit drier spicy more almost like a rye whisky. Finishes smooth with just a touch of hops. A blend of a farmer house and standard ale. Good saison style. Picks up grassy, less virus and spice notes as it continues.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pizzeria Paradiso, Alexandria tap: Pours a fizzy copper color with a white head. Aroma is brett funk, lemon, and other citrus, and some sugary malt. Taste is like a lightly bretted Belgian ale. Of course, everything is well-balanced and made for easy drinking. There is a mild hop bitterness that balances well with the brett. Good beer.
mnurda (1055) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled sample at beer bistro. Pours a beautiful golden straw colour. Very complex taste. Citrus spice hops are all present. Thus beer is a real mouthful.
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mnoud (231) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013.02.11 - Allagash Confluence - 750ml bottle in goblet glass. 2012 vintage.
Pours a very nice mostly clear golden color. Not much of a head, but a little ring and foam here and there, fed by visible bubbles at the center bottom.
Aroma is a bit sterile and medicinal to me. Grassy. It smelled kind of nice when pouring but the aroma seems less beckoning as it warms up.
Mouthfeel is pretty light. Carbonation seems pretty low.
Taste is OK. It honestly seems to be changing with each drink. There are some competing flavors here for sure. Seems to be some lemon as mentioned by others, and that is hitting my palate like a medicinal taste, or is quickly followed by a bit of medicinal sterile taste. It definitely seems like an interesting brew but I'm not enjoying it that much, to be honest. As someone else said, it comes close but ultimately that taste on the back end turns me off.
Aroma 5/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 6/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 13/20