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Allagash Tripel Roselaire

Allagash Tripel Roselaire
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Tripel aged for 2 years in oak wine barrels with Rosalaire yeast culture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Lupulin Reunulin - Brickskeller. Cloudy dark gold, creamy white head. Funked pineapple yogurt and musty oak aromas ride soft layers of vanilla and bourbon. Milky spiced tropical fruit and barnyard funk balance on vanilla wood and yeasty citrus. Full bodied, soft carbonation, oaked citric finish. I can only hope this one day makes it to bottle. Intense and highly complex...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Golden body. Aroma is sour, tangy, tart funk, slight caramel bourbon. Flavor is sour, bitter surrounding the tongue, cheese, only a hint of bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Unfiltered yellow/orange tint. The head maintains a little orange as well. Aroma of musty oak and slightly sweet and tart. Taste is a sharp tartness and a little sweet nd bready on the tongue. A little fizz in the glass on tongue, a little piney on the nose as well, and musty. However, a pretty tasty beer for the evening. (On Tap - Brickskellerís Lupulin Reunulin - 05/13/2008)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (7349) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Last two kegs were sampled at the Brickskellerís Lupulin Reunulin. Rob Tod mentioned that this was brewed in oak wine barrels but also with the same Brett used in their Interlude as well as an additional strain of Belgian bacteria. Pours a cloudy, rosy yellow with a thin, cloudy white head. Nose is very yeasty, floral, a little bourbony, oak, sour with a strong aroma of sour mash. Flavor is both sweet and tart with tons of oak, grapes, barnyard funk, flowers and Jack Daniels (minus the alcohol). Very vinous as well. Finish is very sour and tart. You can really sense the yeast in this beer. Although itís nearly unrecognizable as a tripel, it was absolutely delicious and if not for Isabelle Proximus which was tasted just 2 beers earlier, this would have been the beer of the night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
In short: A soft and delicate mixture of pinot noir, funky wood and abbey tripel.

Sampled at Brickskellerís Lupulin Reunulin. Cloudy and hazy orange/dark yellow body sits under a pure white head. First smell is mild, soft barrel funk, some oak, some white wine - pinot noir - white grapes and alcoholic pears, altogether itís very inviting and interesting, to say the least. A silky and oily texture greets the palate up front, then we see an increase in brightness, where it quickly develops a spicy richness alongside a tart pineapple fruit flavor. Letís call it apples, feet and BO, thatís where it goes next, but throughout the experience youíre accompanied by an underlying white wine and oak character that makes this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Draft @ Brickskellerís Lupulin Reunulin event. Pours a murky, orange-tan color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of sourmash whiskey notes in the aroma; not an exceptionally pleasant or soft bourbon character in the nose; loads of sourmash; cherries and vaguely tart citrus. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: tastes much better than it smells; red wine notes, minimal bourbon character (far more pleasant than in the nose); toasty oak and yeastiness; some citrus and pleasant acidity; reminiscent of Interlude, though certainly less tart with a touch of bourbon added; the red wine character is similar. Medium finish: tannic red wine, citrus, a touch of tartness, and some lingering sweet maltiness and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2008
(Lupulin Reunulin) Medium off-white head atop cloudy apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, sour mash, pineapple, candi sugar, some funk, light grape. Taste is medium sweet, wood, cherry, funk, grape. Medium body, light syrup, some acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3633) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2008

4/20/2008: Allagash Tripel with Roselaire is cloudy and has a deep golden yellow appearance with no lasting head. The aroma and flavor are begin like that of a typical tripel with the customary Belgian fruity maltiness, delicate spiciness, and hints of alcohol. Then the sourness, acidity, and barnyard-like funk jumps out. The flavor also has hints of oak and is a bit dry overall. The acidic sourness and funky flavors seem to grab on and stick on the palate, roof of the mouth, and back of the throat! Overall this beer is far more complex then I can truly appreciate since my palate has not yet been refined enough to really discern all of the characteristics of Belgian brews. That not withstanding, this beer is truly unique, quite complex, and very memorable. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to have the pleasure to experience it again someday.

Draught at The Publick House in Brookline, MA. Rating #5 for this beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2008
On tap special pour at the brewery. Interesting tart aroma and flavor from the yeast. I dont know that iíve ever tried a yeast strain like this. Itís earthy, tart and unique. Iím not a big fan to be honest, but it was an interesting flavor and i remember it well. It was almost like a yogurt beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
(Draught) Pours a hazy golden body with a medium white head and nice lacing. Aroma of vanilla extract, barrel, golden raisins, apple, apricots, and light funk. Flavor of subtle microflora sourness, light fruitiness, and spicy yeast with a dry oak finish.

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