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Allagash Fluxus 2011

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This year’s Fluxus was brewed with Belgian pilsen malt, light munich, malted wheat and a variety of aromatic and colored malts. It was hopped using only Alsatian Brewers Gold . It was then fermented with our house yeast at a lower than typical temperature, resulting in a more subdued ester profile than expressed in our other house yeast beers. Primary fermentation was followed by a cold maturation or "garding" period of six weeks. The resulting beer is a medium amber colored ale with a smooth lager quality. The aroma presents a complex earthiness and toasted grains, balanced by a fruity candied grape character. The full body highlights a rounded maltiness accentuated by both nutty notes, and spicy hop flavors. The finish is remarkably dry with a wine-like character and light tannins.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (3399) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
(Backlog) Draft at allagash event at barcade jersey city. Amber pour with tan head. Fruit, nut, sweet, and some yeast aromas. Dry fruit, nutty malts and yeast flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5328) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Backlog. Draft. Pours a lgith golden body with thick white carbonated lacing. Aroma is full of flowers, grapes, clean malt and light musky funk. Mouthfeel is medium to soft with notes of grape, malt, spice, clean and crisp hops character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by phaleslu. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have floral notes, sweet malts, caramel, spices, wood, grass, some funk character. Seems a touch faded. Mild bitterness to the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle shared by phaleslu. Poured a hazy dark yellow color with an average white frothy head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate yeasty and sweet floral aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium yeast sweet flavor with a smooth malt sweet finish of average duration. Solid drinkable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6366) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
750ml bottle. shared by phaleslu. Half hazy darker amber color. Thin off-white head. No lace sticks. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. Some toffee, caramel malt, light spice. Sweeter taste, light spice, some alcohol heat. Solid, complex belgiany ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2013
750 ml bottle. I can’t remember where I got it, probably an old trade. Maybe from michael-pollack? Anyway, cheers to whoever sent it. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a finger of off-white head that laces the glass. Notes of caramel, earth, florals, leaves, toast, dried apricot, mild peppery spices, and a bit of farmhouse funk. The age is showing a little bit in the super dry maltiness and toned down funk and spice. Medium-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5424) - Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by phaleslu). Looks good; a cloudy amberish brown with off-white lacing. Smells solid; yeasty and malty. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. I get a touch of apple too. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2259) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
January 2012. Bottle. Golden cloudy yellow with a white head. Wheat, spice and funky aromas. Earthy and fruity flavors with a long crisp finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 19, 2013
A - Hazy amber-orange with a finger of frothy tannish head. Fades fairly slowly. S - Sweet grainy and bready malts, some biscuit, citrus peel, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, bit of farmhouse funk. T - Sweet grainy, biscuit, and bready malts, lemon and other citrus zest, Belgian yeast, coriander, pepper, other spices, some farmhouse funk, a touch of tart green fruit. M - Medium bodied with moderate-plus carbonation. Smooth with a estery, dry, and lightly sweet finish. D - Great biere de garde. Really nice farmhouse character with great overall mouthfeel and body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
In short: A toasted, dusty and a bit too sweet amber ale of some kind. A bit of a letdown.
How: Tap at Three Penny Taproom, Montpelier, VT.
The look: Mostly cloudy burnt orange body topped by a medium beige head with good retention.
In long: Discreet nose showing light notes of toasted hay and also a dustiness sensation (dusty rug). Taste is sponge candy, sweet citrus fruits juice, residual sugars, toasted hay, sawdust-like woody sensation, dried apples. Foamy mouthfeel with a lot of very soft bubbles. I really liked the mouthtfeel but that’s all I really liked in this beer. Not much complexity and too much of a toasted sugars sensation which didn’t work for the style. Also the drinkability was rather low, one 10oz glass was more than enough for me. Quite disappointing considering I usually like both this beer style and the brewery. Disappointing, and when I’m disappointed by a beer I feel like strangling a cute little cat, so brewers, I hope you heard what I just said, stop making disappointing beers or the kitten dies!


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