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Allagash Fluxus 2009

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Allagash Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Portland, Maine USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This year it’s a Belgian-style saison ale brewed with sweet potato and black pepper.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
WISEGUY572 (1372) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Looks great. Rich golden color, vanishing white head. Surprisingly little lace for an Allagash, but then sweet potatoes probably have less protein than their usual wheat and barley grain mix. Nose of a Belgian tripel with ... cabbage? Taste of a Belgian tripel, slightly peppery, slightly sweet, with cabbage? Carrots? The finish is vegetal ... and seriously weird, which fades, leaving hints of hops and pepper. Minus a couple of bonus points because it is too expensive and too alcoholic to be this unpleasant. Now ... who can I give the rest of the case to? And I’m usually a huge fan.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5545) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2009
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrumes et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices avec une pointe sucrée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #2619)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2009
On draft at the new Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Second best draft of the night. Deep golden straw hue with a medium white head. Aroma of malt and orange. Very full mouth, flavor of orange peel and coriander, maybe a hint of clove. Very nice indeed.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EastCoaster (122) - USA - AUG 27, 2009
Enjoyed this at a tasting tour held at the brewery, I was without pen or paper but the beer was incredulously complex one really needs to sit down to work out to determine all the subtle complexities.


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