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Allagash Fluxus 2008

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Another year, another batch of Fluxus has been brewed to mark the change and growth of Allagash Brewing. With a new and different recipe, our 2008 batch is a double white beer brewed with spices and fresh grated ginger. A double white beer calls for twice the amount of malted and raw wheat, which casts an elegant cloudiness over this mango-colored beer. The aroma boasts of herbal and minty notes, as well as hints of clove and candied ginger. Fluxus offers a perfectly balanced flavor with a warm, clean finish and a lingering spiciness.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Fresh bottle and draught at Sunset Grill and Great Lost Bear. A clear, bronze with tangerine hints and a loosely retained white head. Dry, peppery ginger and clean minerality in the nose produce none of the candy-sweetness that the yarrow of last batch was noted for. Succulent mandarin and light clove play about the nose, with some mild banana fruitiness and a lasting, dry brace of wheat on the finish. The flavor shows immaculate clarity, without a muddled or vegetal spiciness, almost like basil and surprisingly tame and controlled for ginger. Citrus and light bubble gum are painted overtop a deep, yet well-attenuated pils malt with a snappy, crisp yeast finish and even a mild hoppiness. Alcohol is not noted, nor does it seem like an "imperial" wit in a bad sense (as in, overdone). Just a strong wit bier, but retaining its refreshing character. With warming and breathing it actually loses balance; the carbonation receding to produce a bit too much sweetness/stickiness. Best quaffed quickly as a refresher. Great improvement on last batch, methinks. Much better restraint on the spicing.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5029) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Backlog. Pours a hazy golden body with thick white lacing. Aroma is clove, spice and malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sugary malts, clove, spice and a touch of vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
9th December 2009
Hazy golden beer. Soft and dry palate. A little dry creamy malt. Sweetish grapefruit and orange and nicely judged spice. A touch of ginger I fancy and same with pepper. Joins up in to a nice spiced beer. Finishes is a tad over dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5717) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to Aaron, pours hazy orange with thin to no white head. Aroma has notes of ginger, some coriander, biscuit, touch of fruit notes as well, with even more ginger on there as well. Really ginger forward, the taste was similar with notes of lemon, lots of ginger, spice and biscuit notes, finishing with more ginger, slightly dry slightly sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle courtesy of glouglouburp. Thanks Dany! Moderately hazy orange appearance with a cream colored head. Huge ginger, moderately spicy, light cake batter, belgian aroma. Huge ginger, orange citrusy, mildly spicy, slightly tangy, nice belgian flavor. Really a nice Belgian ale with a fuckload of ginger.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerandIT (298) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2011
Little bit of head on the initial pour. Light golden color with decent carbonation. It has aged a bit. I smell pear, apples and cinnamon. I taste apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, slight wheat and lemon. Delicious beer highly recommended.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2011
Poured a hazy light yellow with little foam. Aroma is heavy on spice, marmelade, and some distinct clove. Taste up front has a good bit of clove, coriander, sweet malts and spices common to belgian yeast. Body is fairly light and the alcohol is mostly hidden under the spices. Carbonation is very soft. Quite pleasantly aged.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1859) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Sweet and light spice and sour aroma. Cloudy golden color with a small white head. Sweet beginning with a light cinnamon spice finish. Light palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
750 ml Bottle. Double White. Pours a hazed cloudy orange/yellow with slight head. Aroma is spicy peppercorns, ginger, chamomile, doughy wheat, and some phenols- vanilla and bubblegum- and almost a unibroue yeast phenol- with pepper?. Flavor is doughy wheat, lemon, pepper, ginger, tingly on the tongue a bit- with a moderately sweet finish- some earth in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9,4 ounces, purchased at Bangor Wine and Cheese on August 17 2010, savoured on August 20 2010; eye: golden, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of white head; nose: yeast, spices, alcohol, slight malt; mouth: yeast, spices, slight malt, light caramel, finale in yeast with presence of ginger, medium body, good carbonation, slightly bitter, fizzy texture; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, achetée chez Bangor Wine and Cheese le 17 août 2010, savourée le 20 août 2010; œil : dorée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanche; nez : levure, épices, alcool, très léger malt; bouche : levure, épices, très léger malt, léger caramel, finale en levure avec présence de gingembre, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, très légèrement amère, texture pétillante; en résumé : bien bon

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Rori. I’ve had this on tap, and in bottle many times, but this one was really special. Aged 2 years this bottle was so much better than it was when I originally had it. The ginger really stands out and has mellowed out since originally bottled. I think this is an absolutely brilliant brew. If you can find one now...I’d strongly recommend drinking it!


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