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A unique new beer from Allagash, Allagash Four; a one-of-a-kind ale made from four malts, four varieties of hops, four natural sugars, and it's fermented – that's right – four times!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Bottle pours a cloudy deep amber, medium off-white fluffy head, strong carbonation, with attractive lacing.   Dark pitted fruit (albeit light), cloves, and hints of candi sugar on the nose.   Earth, cloves, and a hint of fig/date on the tongue.   A bit sour too...   Full bodied, enjoyable mouthfeel.   Finishes just as it starts, earthy, spices, and some dark pitted fruit.   This one isnt as sweet as I would have liked, but is still quite enjoyable.   10% ABV is well hidden, albeit quite warming.   Thanks goes out to The_Beer_God for the trade!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2004
75cL bottle. Excellent beer! I was looking forward to finally tasting this beer...thanks to Humulone Red for sharing!!! It had a great, big Belgian yeast flavor and aroma. The carbonation was fantastic and allowed the flavors and aromas to fill your senses. I think it had a bit of coriander in it, too. If you can find this beer, try it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2004
I have been waiting to taste this one for a while. POurs a deep amber with a slight off-white head. Aromas of hops and pears and flavors of caramel and yeast. Full bodied but with a slight tang on the palate. I will try again, but for now, it is my least favorite Quadruple ale, but still decent overall.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Murky light cherry red in hue. Some head with great lacing. Spicy/malty nose. Great sweet spicy and yeasty character. It has a creamy sweet finish. What a great beer!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2004
08.01.04 750ml bottle. Pours a clouded red/orange/amber that glows in the glass; smallish, creamy head; slight lacing. Smells yeasty, lots of alcohol, some light fruitiness, but really not any huge aromas in my Chimay goblet considering this is a quad. Maybe a tulip would’ve been better? Flavors of sweet plum, brown sugar, banana, slightly tropical. Palate is outstanding - creamy, smooth, and coating, then *BANG* hops come in for an unusual finish that is sharp and somewhat biting. Quite well done quad. It’s definitely done in an American style that exaggerates sweetness and bitterness. Unusual and wonderful to ponder.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Pours a nice dark red with a tall off-white head. Spicy aroma, wheaty and caramel sweetness. Taste starts sweet with a good fizziness and ends with a nice balanced bitterness. Good spice to it with some smooth maltiness and a slightly acidic end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Nice auburn color with a tan film of head & light lacing. The aroma is very full and fruity with yeast & candi sugar. Lots of carbonation with tangy yeast & carbonation. Finishes sweet, tangy, long tail.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Sugary sweet aroma with a little banana and yeast. Color is a deep copper brown color but suprisingly clear, Large chunky, foamy head. Taste is very sweet in the front. Middle is a little bland and flat and the finich is acidic. I do not know if this will get better with age, I hope so. This is a great brewery and I think they can do better than this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6698) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light brown, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie, caramel), moderately yeasty (cobwebs, mold), with a note of clove. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Surprisingly simple and overly yeasty. Good flavor balance and mouthfeel, but otherwise not nearly as good as I expected/hoped.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2004 Rating #900. I suppose that this is a well made beer, but the bottom line for me is that it really doesn’t taste all that good. I am giving it a 5, with a benefit of doubt; since I believe it to be made to a style ie. "American Belgian." At least that is what I call it. Because no great Belgian beers actually taste like this. This beer is hot. It has an unpleasant astringent quality that borders on offensive to me, but on the other hand I don’t want to pour it out either. So I am sticking to the middle for flavor and aroma. It is a nice looking beer, and the mouthfeel can be called "velvety" which is good. Bottom line - if you like the style of beer that I call "American Belgian," you like that astringent heat, and you like Ommegang and Unibroue stuff - then you will love this beer. It’s not really my bag though.


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