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Allagash Lawrence
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Belgian Golden fermented exclusively in French oak with an ale yeast, two strains of Brettanomyces and Lactic Acid Bacteria. Aged in oak for 2.5 years. Previously named "Larry"


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
Reviewed from notes. On tap at Night of the Funk. Pour yields a hazy golden-yellow brew with some visible carbonation and a good white head. The nose brings forward a good amount of Bretty funk atop a bed of hay along with some night tartness and a light amount of stone fruit. The flavor brings forward a bit more light fruit with perhaps a slight bit of citrus and also some mild earthy funk. Feel is nice with a nice bit of sourness along with good carbonation. Pretty drinkable and a very solid beer all around. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 03-15-2011

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5094) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
Tap, BCTC 2010. Pours a hazy cloudy yellow gold body with a minimal head. The nose is super bretty and woody with some powdered sugar. Some light lactic notes, but they are secondary. The flavor is dry, funky and bretty with some nice tannic oakiness. Mouthfeel is dry and woody with nice fizzy carbonation. Very nice, reminicent of Ithaca Brute.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2011
Pale golden pour. The nose is a little bit chewy with a touch of soft lactic tartness. Bright and quite fresh smelling. There is a little bit of bright wheaty spiciness along with some light wild funk. Fresh and earthy. A little bit of spicy wheat flavour and some restrained oakiness. A little bit of light cheesy funkiness. Itís quite restrained and subtle. Top shelf stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
On tap at Monkís Cafe for Allagash Day. Pours a slightly murky, yet mostly clear hay yellow with a thin, rich, half-finger off-white head. Aroma of sweet honey, peaches, farmhouse funk, soft soil, lemon zest, musty oak, and very slight sharp cheese notes. Medium bodied; very light, airy, soft, and spacious. The mouthfeel is almost fluffy with an extremely subtle bite of sourness from the Brett peaking in the finish. Dry, tight finish, like a fine champagne or, more accurately, like a fine glass of Russian River Temptation. Overall, an awesome, drinkable, refined sour ale from Allagash. Letís hope they keep the sours coming!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Sampled on tap at Monkís Cafe. Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color with a two finger creamy, pillowy head with very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that leaves streaks andsplotches of lacing behind. Slightly funky aroma with lots of dry Brett along with hints of crisp light fruit, zesty spice and earthy oak. The characteristics of the base beer, which is a Belgian golden ale, are prominent with hints of apple, pear, bread yeast and zesty spice. Hints of pepper and coriander. The barrelaginf and Brett characteristics are blended in nicely with hints of earthy oak and vanilla as well as a dry Brett effervescence. Tart qnd puckering up front without being acidic at all really. Lots of earthy oak and dry funky Brett. Slight lacto presence adds to the mouthfeel and complexity. Again, the characteristics of the base beer are more prominent than expected. Lots of crisp, light fruit notes, especially apple, pear and banana as well as subtle alcohol sweetness and spicy Pepper and coriander. Itís nice to encounter a sour every once in a while that is well balanced. This isnplenty dry and puckering with a lingering tart vinger finish but the other flavors are given room to shine. The high ABV is well masked with no heat at all and the combination of tart puckering and sweet estery flavors make this beer incredibly quaffable. Highly recommended just donít expect a crazy sour blast. This is a well crafted interpretation of the style that is a slight change of pace from the American Wild Ales Iíve had recently.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Draft @ Barcade. Hazy golden pour with no head. Funked out aroma full of brett, and lacto notes. Citrus, oak, and tart fruit flavors, with low acidity. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Draft. Pours a hazy copper golden body with a scant white head and good retention. Sour tangy fruity body with sharp apricots. Low acidity with vinous chardonnay notes. Woody funky with peach notes. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of citrus, horseblanket, white grapes, lacto, and earthiness. Flavor of citrus, earth, brett, light yogurt, and herbs.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a cloudy yellow golden color. Nose hits with sour, yeast. And light fruits, grapes? Had it right after the confluence and found them similar with the Larry being significantly funkier. But having said that , itís not a super sour beer. Itís a great balance between a golden ale and a sour ale, as advertised. Solid fruit and funk notes, nice carbonation, and a very dry finish. Quite good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Tap at Where the Wild Beers are. Hazy pineapple pour. Great aroma of orange zest, lemon peel, and hay; very rich and fresh. Plenty of funk in the flavor with tons of lemon peel. Also oaky with a slight soapy taste that for whatever reason is actually enjoyable. Prickly and tart. Awesome start to an incredible event.


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