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Allagash Gargamel

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2011
thanks suzygreenberg! never thought I would get to drink this. peaches and cream!! bananas and blow. blueberry and mild tartness. so creamy with such a lasting tart character is amazing. delicate yet strong. kudos. killer. thanks suzygreenberg! never thought I would get to drink this. peaches and cream!! bananas and blow. blueberry and mild tartness. so creamy with such a lasting tart character is amazing. delicate yet strong. kudos. killer. thanks suzygreenberg! never thought I would get to drink this. peaches and cream!! bananas and blow. blueberry and mild tartness. so creamy with such a lasting tart character is amazing. delicate yet strong. kudos. killer. thanks suzygreenberg! never thought I would get to drink this. peaches and cream!! bananas and blow. blueberry and mild tartness. so creamy with such a lasting tart character is amazing. delicate yet strong. kudos. killer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Nice fresh raspberries on the nose with some niice brett playomg the backbonme to the rasberry. Fuck yeaj nose. Reddoishj gomlden amber nose color nice foam. Raspberry frersh tart, funky brett. Dry fruirty tart bakanced. Very light belgian notes underneath. Fucking good shit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Big thanks to Dan for sharing this! Poured a hazy burnt Siena with a near white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of sour fruits with a bit of a grain and bread backing. Flavor was sour throughout growing to be somewhat acidic raspberry with a grain backing. Not as much brett as I would have liked.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7127) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours caramel brown. Nose of plum skin, grape and maple. Taste of plum skin, tart fruit, fermented grape and light maple.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
Thank you Peter for sharing this treat. Pours a reddish tan with rosy highlights and a medium off-white head. Funky aroma with raspberry fruit, malt, and soft barnyard characteristics. Malt plays a larger role in the flavor than I was expecting--the alcohol less so, which is surprising at over 9%. Mild tartness, multi-layered wild fermentation notes, soft raspberry, and mild hops spice. Quite a delicate body for a beer with these stats. A very intriguing, unique drinking experience.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Pours a very dark ruby red color wth golden amber/orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy off-white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spiots of lacing left behind. Slightly tart, vinous aroma with hints of earthy bretty funk and sweet dark fruit notes. Although this an American wild ale it has some similarities in aroma to a Belgie with some band aid barnyard funk. Earthy oak notes with hints of vanilla that accompany the grape, dark cherry, raising and fig notes. The nose of this beer is incredibly complex! Slight diaceytl butter notes. Tart, puckering medium body that has a great balance of sour and sweet flavor. Thar tartness isn’t overwhelming or acidic however and there is a good bit of dryness from the earthy oak notes. The barrel aging also gives off a very faint vanilla flavor as well as hints of dark fruit, especially dark cherry, grape, raisin, date and fig. The ABV is well masked but the harsh oak flavor and strange combination of flavors hurts the drinkability a bit. It kind of reminds me of a more tart, overly oaky Flanders red. Pretty good but probably not worth the ransom you have to five up for it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer pours an un-noticeable light clear brown with not head or lacing. The aroma is on the lighter side, the front is mostly sour notes, some light horse blanket. The back side doesn’t have a ton going on a little raspberries a tiny bit of oak. The taste is very light in taste and feel. It starts off lightly sour then finishes with a ton of oak and alcohol, its a very creamy stick feel. Overall, ok nothing special for a wild, a lot better than Vagabond.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2306) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2011
I think I finally found a sour I love. Orange / hazy pour with big sour fruit aroma. Vanilla, wood, berry taste with a big dry tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
A: The beer pours amber in color with a short lived, small, off-white head. S: Upfront I get a strange smell of maple syrup, perhaps it’s just the vanilla and oak? After that it’s tart fruits, though I wouldn’t have guessed raspberries. Mild strawberry and lemon aromas with some grassy funk. T: The flavor is nicely sour with hints of vinegar, but primarily lactic acidity. Tart berries, grass, lemon zest, and oak. There’s a mild earthiness to the beer along with some green apple skins. M: Medium in body with a lively carbonation. O: Overall a good but not great beer. It was pleasantly tart, and there were some nice flavors to it, but nothing that really grabbed my attention.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Bottle. Bottled opened up with a good pop. Poured into a tulip glass a slightly hazed reddish brown color with a slight collared head. Carbonation starts off strong with bubbles on the glass but this only lasts shortly as it dies off. The brett is fairly present in the nose giving a floral aroma. Other notes include cherry (which I figure are actually the raspberry) and vanilla. Minimal oak notes. The taste is a lot stronger profile than I thought it would be. Starts off with a sweet/ tart fruit flavor that then turns to a brett floral flavor with a good amount of vanilla undertones. Lots of wine notes as well very similiar to chardonnay. The raspberry flavor is semi-lost in everything else. As this beer warms, the alcohol becomes a lot more prevalent.


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