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Allagash Fluxus 2009

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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.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Very fancy-sounding beer with a rather lame taste. Okay, not lame, but not what I was hoping for after paying $20 for a sweet-potato/pepper saison. The sweet potato is a non-factor, in fact, and the flavor of the pepper is easy to confuse with the usual spiciness of a Saison. Looks beautiful, but I don’t drink the looks, and, while the texture is well done, this beer leaves me more annoyed than satisfied. (9/10)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
bottle @ Rudolfs Sour Tasting. Bandaid colored pour. Sweet potato fries, pepper in the aroma. surprised the potato came through. Sweet & dry, pretty sweet flavor, mild sasion yeast, not overly complex but quite intersting & tasty

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
750 ml bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Be careful opening this. I had untwisted the cage just a little and the cork shot out like a bullet and just as loud. Pours a cloudy gold color with visible sediment and a big foamy head. The aroma starts with black pepper and yeast, followed by apples, sweet potato, pale malts, straw, and some floral notes. Flavor of black pepper, sweet potato, sweet malts, farmhouse funk, and honey. The black pepper is really big in this and lingers long after the finish. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, spicy mouthfeel. Such an unusual beer. I really liked drinking it but couldn’t drink a whole lot.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3064) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
This was a little disapointing. A light spiciness, quite sweet, but alot of bready malts. no funk, or sourness to speak of, it was really like a sweet amber ale, with a very light touch of spice. pretty ordinary.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4305) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle. Hazy orange pour, white head. Sweetness, a bit of fruit, spicey, yeasty, and peppery. Meh it’s okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2011
750 ml bottle...Hazy deep copper pour ,small white head , excellent lacing . Aroma is fruity (peach) , slight yeast and pepper . Sweet malt flavor , fruity ,and spicy . Medium to high carbonation , finish is dry and slightly bitter .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrickfannon (1236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
On tap at Monk’s Cafe for Allagash Day. Pours a hazy lemon yellow, with a rich, frothy, heavily laced-out white head. Snowflake lacing throughout. Aroma of lemon zest, spice, clove, peaches, strawberries, funk, and hibiscus flowers; the nose is almost identical to Dieu du Ceil’s Rose d’Hibiscus. Medium to thin bodied with a sweet, spicy, delcicately floral palate. Very nicely balanced between the sweetness of the fruits and the spice of the pepper. I did not pick up any traces of sweet potato, but I assume it added to the depth and earthiness of the brew. Very well done saison.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7121) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2011
750mL bottle. Poured hazy, milky golden with a dense off-white head. The aroma picked up tart fruit skins and cracked black pepper accented by floral notes and a pinch of honey.. deeper sweetness on the back of the nose.. really intriguing. The flavor found honey, bready notes, and some fruity meat at the core.. tart fruit skins and black pepper laced throughout, prickling the edges of the tongue.. dry and spicy on the back.. I didn’t pick out much from the sweet potatoes, but they must’ve provided some of the sweetness.. really tasty stuff! Medium-bodied and well carbonated on the palate.. dry and engaging.. I hope they brew this again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle: Pours a hazy orange color with a nice white head, very puffy and fizzy. The nose is fresh and spicy, lots of plum and apricot notes with a yeasty white pepper note in the finish. Complex yet balanced, it has a nice snappy flavor and a spicy finish. Robust body and a nice deep maltiness. Good saison, I’m impressed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2010
750ml bottle at a tasting.
Appearance : Hazy pale orange with a small head.
Aroma : Yeasty and spicy, light honey. Quite spicy.
Taste : Spicy with yeast. Some sweetness. Quite dry.
Overall : Nice spices, nice yeast. Enjoyable but quite boring.


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