JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Deep orange, hazy beer with a thin white head. Aroma is very spicy, colve, orange, tangerine, peach and apricot. Strong burnt sugar/toasty aroma. Falvour is quite sweet, toasted malt, dark honey, a bit of chocolate malt some some toasted Belgian malt. Very estery, sweet apricot, cardamom, ginger and a strong honey malt character. Really rich and complex. Some corianderish flavour throughout.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A reddy brown coloured beer with a short-live whitish head. The aroma is fruity with berries and sugars. The taste is malty and fruity with nice yeasty notes. Good alcohol coming through. Smooth and tasty.
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can’t believe I hadn’t rated this beer before. Found a case of 12oz bottles for only $20 at the local store, bottled in 2006. Pours a really attractive dark peach, almost rusty brown color. Sticky sweet nose of apricots, cashews, orange marmalade and honey, with the Allagash yeast in there to a moderate level, so it has a nice mild spicyness in the nose. Sticky and frothy, more of that orange marmalade noticed in the flavor, along with a light peppery toast and biscuit flavor. Overall a solid beer, and since it’s bottle conditioned I don’t mind buying a year-old case at a huge discount.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice copper color, with a big off-white head and great lacing. Aroma of malt, fruit, hops, cabernet, pine, nuts, and berries. Tastes malty, fruity, with some hops, fruit, berries, cabernet, and caramel at the finish. Very complex. Allagash has continued to impress the hell out of me. I’d love to drink one of these with a fresh lobster sandwich...perhaps next summer.
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 Earthy yeast, piney hops and herbal spices (rosemary?) accompany orange peels and peppercorns...The soft froth makes this very drinkable...Of great Belgian character, this spicy concoction makes for a bubbly lunch...
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Re-Rate July 2005. 341 ml Bottle. Dark orange amber body, very nice off white head. Big yeasty aroma, mild spice. Flavour is spice prominend, quite dry. Average palate, lingering spices in the aftertaste. 6/4/6+/3/13 <P>Original Rating Dec 2003. Brown colour with a fluffy white head. I could not get much aroma from it but what there was was faintly malty with a bit of spice. Flavour is subtley spicy and sweet malt. 6/3/7/3/14
BMan1113VR (7903) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 20. Pours with a large, fluffy, tan head over a clear copper body. Aroma is grassy, with coriander, Belgian Candi Sugar, alcohol and bread. Taste is candi sugar, grass, bread, and slightly metallic. Lively carbonation, dry mouthfeel.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another immensely drinkable Belgian style offering from Allagash. Cloudy orange/brown colour. It’s a big beer, but not over the top. Quite hoppy and spicy, with some residual sweetness. On tap at the Founders, Alexandria.
marcus (7463) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 14. This hazy orange ale poured with a fluffy off-white head, eliciting a malty aroma. There is a sweet fruity malt flavor with some herbal elements and a short bitter hop finish, making for a very pleasant brew.
KyotoLefty (7452) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle about 2 years old. Oxidized aroma with honey and citrus. Cloudy orange color. Flavors of cereals, honey, lemon, slightly peppery finish. Spicy, with coriander, and peaches. Rich, thicik, andsmooth. Tripel-like, decent though not spectacular. Maybe a bit too much spice, and probably better fresher.