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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Fluxus
Date: November 24, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: hazy burnt orange, big creamy off white head, lots of patterened lace
Aroma: sweet candied malt aroma with a florar spicyness plus a peppery edge
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of sweetness with a candy edge, citrus orange flows out of the sweetness like an orange candy, lots of complex spicy character balances and complements the sweet, touch of alcohol enhances the peppery character in the spices
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: ***+/4


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Backlog. Draft at Teresaís. Pours a hazy golden body with thick white lacing. Aroma is spice, malt, dark fruit, light floral hop and cream. Mouthfeel is medium to light with soft fruits and vanilla upfront, followed by a nice spicy hop character and additional notes of earth, citrus, grapefruit and flowers.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6015) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange gold with a disappearing beige head and a musty aroma. there is a slightly carbonated fruit and spice flavor suspended over a hearty caramel malt base. Nicely aged.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10348) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2480) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2013
bottle from Wine Warehouse, Greensboro, which Iíve never been to, I think I got this in a trade with ross. good aroma, sweet. nutty, little spice, banana, apple. 1st pour, clean golden orange color, small head, faded quick, little to no lace. sweet flavor. heavy body, oily creamy mouthfeel, sweet dry finish. drinking, nice, not oxidized, big on sweetness, pleasant enough, donít think Iíd drink alot of this, well, Iím gonna drink about 750mls right now, maybe Iíll grab a recent one fro comparsion.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Burned orange pour, off white head. Aroma of caramel, mint, oxidation. Flavor is sweet, caramel, oxidized apple cores, yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5196) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - at drowlandís 7/7/12 going away tasting party - thanks to colemanzuber. Dark orange pour, off-white head. Nutty aroma, hint of spices. Flavor is sweet with some yeasty notes, a hint of spiciness. Some spearmint like notes make their way through to make it quite interesting. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by czuber! Hazy orange pour with a small head. Minty aroma with touches of yeast. Light yeasty flavor with more mint and fruity esters. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1452) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Thanks to Coleman again! Hazy orange pour with a white head. Nose has lots of spearmint, herbally, hints of subtle grains. Black pepper, spearmint, herbs, mild grain character. Very interesting and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Damico (2355) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Pours unclear amber malty in color with red clay white head. The aroma brings lightly sweet aged oaky malt notes with some alcohol notes at the end. The flavor brings some aged malt notes with the alcohol presence still there and some starch like flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , 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 itís not ginger! Frothy in the mouth, it finishes dry with some warmth. As so often with Allagash - interesting but not quite inspiring.


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