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Allagash Gargamel

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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
A blend of 3 french oak wine barrels filled with a Belgian style sour red ale. Aged for 18 months with our house brettanomyces strain and local raspberries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
23rd November 2012
THE Fruit Sour tasting. Cloudy amber beer, little cream coloured head. Mild minerally freshness, trace of lactose. Dry and milky red berry fruits. Finishes lightly sour with lactose and seltzer - orange. Mellow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18711) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle at The Fruit Sour Tasting, London - many thanks to Ken for this rare Allagash. Pours cloudy, golden brown with a fine, white cream head. Tangy-bready aroma, some lemon and berries. Medium sweet flavor with sugary malts, bread, fruits, ample tang. Light to medium in body with fine, soft carbonation. Light to medium sweet finish, some bitter minerals, lemon and tangy bread. This beer seems to be well and passed its prime. While still decent, there was really nothing very exciting here (as I would have expected given the beer’s reputation). If you have this beer I would recommend you drink it now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle @ THE fruit sour tasting. Cheers to Ken! The pour’s hazy brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is raspberry jam, metal, some grapenut breakfast cereal. The taste is jam, light honeyed bread. Slight red berry vinous tang. Nice balance, not overly sweet. Mild funk on the finish. Overall, a solid sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2012
Bottle thanks to Ken at THE fruit sour tasting. It pours cloudy deep amber-brown with a thin beige head. The nose is raspberry yoghurt, red grapefruit, tart strawberry, jam and wood. The taste is rather mellow, raspberry, red grapefruit, vinous aspect, earth, wood, vanilla and pithy citrus with a tart finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. A tasty beverage, but there is not much to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3542) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Shared by Thorpe429 alongside several other Allagash sour/wild ales. Thank you very much, Mike! The beer is dark copper with a thin head. The aroma is complex and quite alluring. Dark fruits, toffee, oak, yeast. The taste brings raisins, prunes, toffee, oak, yeast. Nice tartness in the finish. Everything comes together well. A truly delicious beer. Light to medium in body with moderately low carbonation. This is certainly one of the best wild ales from Allagash.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
From a bottle share. A great surprise to see this come out. Pours a reddish brown. Aroma hints at the sourness. Taste has a bit of raspberry followed by a mellow sour note. Well balanced between those two flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle@Home. Raspberries, winish, light tart aroma with a hint of bourbon. Brown, hazy, beige head, good lace. Sourish, berries, sweet, woody, light tart. Medium body, soft. Complex, flavourful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (5452) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 Murky light brown body, creamy off white head. Rich sourness, but with complexity. Red berries and earthy. Sweet, thick, complex, nice. Well made oily palate. Thanks Menno/John!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2012
Clear light amber pour. Aroma is raspberries, wine, a hint of bourbon, very clean and fruity. Flavor is nice sour, very fruity, a bit thin but well drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle sampled at Muckfest III. Hazy amber/copper pour with a thin off-white head. Malty aroma with tangy and tart citrus. Malty flavor with a touch of caramel and booze before a tangy citrus finish.

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