Allagash Speciale Reserve is a refreshing, light-copper colored beer brewed in the tradition of the Belgian ales of Brabant. We brew it in limited quantities each spring, and its distinctive toasted malt flavor, and herbal and fruit bouquet make it a perfect beer for a warm summer day. Suggested Food Pairings: Enjoy Allagash Speciale Reserve on its own, or with a light appetizer. Also try pairing it with shellfish, such as the traditional Belgian dish, Moules-frites .
Serving/Pouring Suggestions: Allagash Speciale Reserve is re-fermented in the bottle in the traditional Methode Champenoise, and therefore contains a natural yeast sediment. Allow the bottle to rest upright for a few minutes prior to serving, then carefully decant the beer off the yeast.
Style: Brabant Style Ale (Belgian Pale)
Available In: 750 ml Bottle - Seasonal
Alcohol Content: 5% ABV
Original Gravity: 1047
Recommended Serving Temperature: 45-60 degrees F
Recommended Cellaring Temperature: 55 degrees F (Not recommended for long periods of cellaring)
canary dog (683) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUL 24, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden, sudsy. Very carbonated, which is appropriate for the style. This beer is lacking something. Kinda unimpressive, flat finish. It might have been a little warmer than it should have been.
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