golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Stone Brewing. It had lots of herbal elements with some sweet Belgian malt. It was better than the 2007 one. Almost more like a single or belgian ale.
alexanderj (3527) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 edition, sample at Stone. Didn’t realize there where different yearly variations. Color was dull gold. Aroma was herbal and a bit medicinal. Some banana and yeast in the flavor, but it was dominated for me by the very herbal and spiced flavor. golubj liked it more giving it a 3.8, after no initial comments, he noted that it had lots of herbal elements with some sweet Belgian malt.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Excellent beer! Frothy head with a cloudy / hazy body. Hints of molasses, citrus, orange, banana, maply syrup, and ginger. Nearly perfect balance of flavor - highly recommended.
Nik925 (786) - USA - SEP 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Cloves and cinnamon. Hmmm all sorts of spice flavors with a mild yeast funk. Its very different from anything I’ve had recently, would personally label it a herb/spice ale. Allspice? maybe a little cardamom. Ginger is hard to identify but its a dominate flavor. Points off on appearance as it looked like a headless whitbier. Came in a tiny 20cl glass which is too bad as I could have drank this all night.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, shared. Pours a hazy gold with a lingering, lacy white head. Aroma is floral hops, coriander, and an ever-so-slight hint of ginger. Taste is a bit more spicy than the average double white, with sugar and coriander notes coming through in addition to the usual slight vanilla, banana, and floral hops. Finish is dry and sweet. This is a wonderful offering from Allagash, and I’m already looking forward to Fluxus 2009.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color. The head was white with good retention. Some lace was left behind on the glass at the end. Attractive aroma of flower blossom, sweet orange marmalade, lime, and coriander. Medium bodied and semi-sweet with a light chalky feel. Well orchestrated melange of flavors including the likes of citrus fruits (orange and lime), coriander, peach pasty, and a dash of powdered sugar. Delicious. I prefered the this one to the ’07 Fluxus.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - thanks General Gao. Spicy lemon and wheat aroma. Slightly cloudy with golden yellow color. Coriander, cinnamon, some cereal, yeast and honey flavors. Well carbonated and dry with a lingering bitter duration. Good.
jstraw (1962) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow-gold with big, foamy white head / Light nose of banana and spice / Medium to full body, with creamy, sweet malts and a touch of dry hoppiness on the good finish / Bold flavors of banana, pear, clove, and coriander / Very good, a strong wit, improving markedly as it warms.
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy soft orange. The head was creamy and white. The nose was really sweet and spicy, the yarrow is really prominent, alcohol is too. Smells similar to a winter warmer. Tastes really sweet, prominent yarrow, white pepper, yeasty, warm alcohol. Not bad, I just couldn’t do too much of it.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy yellow with an orange tint to it. Smells spicy, coriander, orange peel maybe. Spicy acidic flavor, not a fav of mine, but not too bad.