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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2011 500ml bottle thanks to pantanap. Whoa! Cork would have killed Nanoslug if the cage hadn’t stopped it. Damn, that was a close call. Pours a brilliant reddish-amber color with a small off-white head leaving nice foam on top. Nice aroma, fairly woody and leathery, with raspberry. A little buttery. The flavor has raspberry, caramel, oak, butter, and a slight herbal note. Tasty but not as amazing as the hype would suggest. Smooth on the mouthfeel with medium body and soft carbonation. Average acidity. A pretty good American wild ale, but not that amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
375 ml. bottle. wow! very complex. hazey orange color with a decent to light head. smells of tart fruits. A lot of different tastes in this beer. Very good and sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2010

Bottle 375ml.

Unclear medium amber orange color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, berries, sour berries, raspberry, tart, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic long duration,sour and dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100624]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
375mL bottle, courtesy of wickedpete, late into the evening at Shenandoah Throwdown. Thanks so much for saving this for me, Pete! Pours a slightly hazy, orange-amber color; fine-bubbled, creamy white head with attractive lacing. Mild amounts of citrusy tartness, red fruits, and some light doughy notes in the aroma; nothing rough, nothing medicinal, and nicely dry. Medium body; medium-high carbonation; mild tannins, but non-astringent; modest amounts of citrusy tartness, pitty red fruits, and a lively acidity; the tannins add a quiet grittiness to the palate, but this overall is very drinkable and tasty; nicely dry core; some grape notes apparent as well. Medium finish: grapes, lightly tannic red fruits, and lightly tart citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34697) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2010
Entered to celebrate my rating number 17,200. Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of brettanomyces, malt, wood, and oranges. The flavor is sweet and sour with notes of citrus fruits, brettanomyces, wood, fruits, malt, and caramel. Nice one. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2010
Bottle at Yespr - Thanks. Cloudy amber/brown - white head. Lacto, sourness, sweetness, wheaty, fruity, acid tartness, sharpness, woode, oakey, roasted notes, red berries, vanilla, bretty, tartness. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized white head. Light acidic aroam of oak and vanilla with notes of berries. Light acidic flavour of berries, oak and vanilla. Tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11411) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Sourness, fruits, spice, brett and berries in the aroma. Flavour is grapish sour. Has loads of berries, brett, tart and wood. Full bodied. Dry grapish sourness in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
37.5 cL bottle, courtesy of kappldav123. Pours hazy orange with a small and off-white head. Aroma is wineous fruity, phenolic and wooden. Acidic, milky/lacto and winous berry fruity. Wooden and fruity finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Very delicious Bretty and berry-like nose. Medium body, tart berry accents - blackcurrant - lots of dry Brett and a distinct sweet woodiness, a little lactic as well. Dry and slightly astringent finish. Yummy indeed. 240610

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