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Allagash Fluxus 2007



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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Allagash Fluxus is so named because it is the first beer brewed in our new brewery. Fluxus marks the change and growth of Allagash Brewing Company, and our passage from the corner of our original building to a new, state of the art brewery. Brewed with Belgian Pilsner Malt and 25% Rye malt, the beer is full-bodied with a spicy, herbal taste. A floral note arises with the addition of Yarrow, which is a flowering plant that was historically used as an alternative to hops. The 10% abv beer is hopped with Warrior and Brewers Gold which impart a subtle bitterness. Finally Fluxus, like all our beers, undergoes a second fermentation, the methode champenoise, by which we naturally carbonate our beer in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Blind tasting at Papsoes place, another great session, thanks Henrik! Beer #29: Pours hazy yellow to orange with fully diminished white head. Lime to citrusy hops aroma. Flavour is light caramel malt nicely blended with a delicate citrusy hoppy flavour. Light yeasty touch into the finish followed by a nice lingering hops finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2008
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of fruit - especially peaches. The falvor is sweet mlaty with fruity notes of peaches, citrysy notes of hops as well as light notes of alcohol, leading to a dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
Bottle. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized off white ehad. Fruity aroma of spices and yeast with notes of hops. Fruity flavour of spices, yeast and marzipan with notes of alcohol. Alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2008
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of BrianK. Hazy golden with an off-white head. Sweetish herbal aroma. Quite full-bodied, sweetish herbal with an abundance of pale malts. Sticky - almost fat texture. Very subdued bitterness with a somewhat astringent, herbal finish. 190408

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
2nd August 2009
Hazy amber beer. Dry frothy palate. Immediate vegetable spice that dominates the creamy malt. A bit like ginger but it’s not ginger! Frothy in the mouth, it finishes dry with some warmth. As so often with Allagash - interesting but not quite inspiring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15617) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2008
Cloudy golden-orange colour. The aroma is herbal, spicy (mint, chamomile, cinnamon) and toasty with breadcrusty malts and rye. Huge herbal character - must be the yarrow - with lots of chewy rye, full maltiness. Big and rounded with a peppery finish. Very unique, well-balanced brew with accents of both Belgium and gruit. Impressive effort, muddled only by a slighlty overt yeastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
750 c&c from bu11zeye. Thanks much for this! Pours orange gold with a transient wite head. Aroma of light stone fruit and grape must. Full bodied. Mild carb. Flavor is sort of tripel crossed with barley wine - with spice/must. Aged very well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13231) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2007
(10/18/07, 750ml bottle, thanks stine) Small beige head atop hazy golden body. Aroma is medium sweet, herbal, light grapefruit, some alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, herbal/straw, lemon/grapefruit, some alcohol. Fairly dry finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2008
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, black pepper, corn starch paste, sour dough, some dried basil, and other herbs/floral notes (mostly what I expect is yarrow). Flavor of citrus, light floral (yarrow?), butterscotch, yeasty, and some dried tangerine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2008
07 Fluxus-750 ml bottle shared by TheBeerGod @ Richmond/Williamsburg Gathering-pours a thin off white head and hazy amber color with floaties. Aroma is light malt, herbal-chamomile, slight sweetness. Taste is herbal, boozy, light malt.

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