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Allagash Gargamel

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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 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 (29850) - 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 (13804) - 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 (21533) - 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 (10459) - 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 (32325) - 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 (25083) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2010
Clear amber with a tiny white head. Sour aroma with sour berries, toasted malt, lacto and brett. Sour flavour with sour berries, lacto, toasted malt, brett and woody hints. Finished sour and dry. Refined and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2340) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle thanks to mar. Notes of butterscotch, oak, vanilla, pineapple, and peaches. Sour sweet almost pillowy mouthfeel. YUM.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2010 Drank next to Vagabond. Golden-tan body, lighter than Vag with a thin cream head. More funky than Vag, vinous with oak and lemon, light nut and vinegar. Flavor is more strongly acidic, lemon and brown sugar with more nut and vinegar. The lemon is definitely more pronounced in the flavor, forcing a contrast that does not help the beer. Dryer and slightly thinner than Vagabond, this still has the soft body that partially allows elements to coexist despite the imbalance in the flavor. With decent warmth, there’s a bit a blue cheese here, oddly enough. A bit simple and overly acidic in the flavor, the more sour profile compares poorly to lambics and to the sweeter grape and cherry in Vagabond, particularly given their similarly soft bodies and light malt sweetness.

Drank next to a bunch of raspberry beers. shimmering copper, frothy white head that laces everywhere. Really rich raspberry, seeds and all. Faint Brett that only slightly turns sweet vanilla and fruit into a lactic yogurt. Flavor is a bit metallic, overly sweet and syrupy, short finish, very lightly bitter like VicFranc but not nearly as problematic. Moderate but delicate body, lightly fizzy. Fantatic nose, flavor is off, from green raspberries to a milky oversweetness. Less enjoyable with warmth, shows too much incoherence and some off notes. 957416

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