Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: "Batch 19". Poured with a large, off-white, frothy, rocky head that was lasting... and I mean LASTING. Nice, sticky lacing. Body is a dark copper color, and hazy.
S: Nice aroma that is yeasty and bready, with clove and pepper coming through. Some fruitiness is present as well.
T: The yeast and fruitiness is what hits you first, then the spices attack. Luckily, theyíre not overwhelming at all, but provide a nice balance to the other flavors.
M: Medium-bodied, very creamy, with average-to-lively carbonation.
D: This is a very nice beer, which is no surprise coming from Maineís best brewery. A fantastic sipping beer.
ROGUE (2085) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle batch #7 (cellared 7yrs). Poured a cloudy amber brown color with a big head of beige foam that leaves lots of lace. The smell is full of spices and orangey citrus with some grassiness in the background. Great flavor with a good amount of malt sweetness, spicy cloves and some orange fruitiness with a little yeast. A slight alcohol taste shows as the beer warms. A crisp medium body with nice carbonation. This is a very solid Belgian ale.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a light aubrun with a lasting fluffy tan head.
Aroma: Fruity spicy yeast, candi sugar, brown sugar and cloves.
Taste: Candi sugar, clove, spicy hop, spicy malt. Came off a bit boozy as well.
Mouthfeel: Fizzy and thick.
Overall: Reminded me of many Unibroue beers. There are many other Allagash beers I enjoy more, and donít mind paying $5.00 more for their fancier stuff
madmitch76 (14669) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
29th June 2008. Brewed with honey and spcies. Batch #16. A frothy light crisp beer. Gentle fruit and mild spice dominate a very mild malt base. Very drinkable.
hisskirt (5) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2009 does not count
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Beautiful beige head, lovely lace that lasts & lasts, gorgeous dark gold color. In a tulip glass, the peaches aroma is promisng. But the rest of the beer doesnít live up to its nice start. Too much carbonation for its supposed style, rough alcohol that overwhelms any flavors. Itís just not complex - all alcohol and malt. It looks plausibly Belgian, but lacks all the real Belgian characteristics. The best you can say is that lace is very nice. I wonít repurchase - itís only $2 less than a really beautiful real Belgian ale anyway.
walrussell (162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty sweet (too sweet? - if so, just barely), nice hoppiness, tastes like peaches and raisins, some sourness, really good
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: 12 oz bottle.
Glass: Magic Chouffe tulip.
Appearance: Clear orange pour with a thin off white head.
Aroma: Fruity, with peaches dominating.
Flavor: Caramel malt with some peaches and dark fruit.
Palate: Medium body wtih mild carbonation.
Overall: I didnít care for this very much. Somewhat disjointed.
obguthr (3750) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Moderately strong aroma of oranges, peaches, and raisins. Opaque orange with fine floaties, no head. The flavor is of peaches and raisins. Lasting lemon grass finish. Alcohol is not evident.
rds (230) - USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy golden body with a thick white head, nice traces of fruit and spice, great balance of malt. A super ale.
aaronbr (126) - Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky golden color with an almost grainy looking texture - canít tell if itís heavy bubbles, or are there little bits of sediment in it? Smell is heavy and sweet. The taste has an immediate sour tang that overwhelms the tongue and dissipates into a dark, nutty fruitiness. Malty and seems pretty viscous. Itís interesting, and it has a whole lotta complexity, but itís not something Iíd go for too often.