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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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On July 8, 2013, Team BeerAdvocate ventured to Portland, Maine to brew the official Belgian Beer Fest beer at Allagash Brewing Company. In keeping with our tradition of creating two unique beers out of one, the base beer was brewed with a 2-row blend, raw and malted wheat and oats, hopped with a blend of Northern Brewer, Nelson Sauvin and Glacier hops and 100% fermented in Portuguese Douro wine barrels. Tweeling (Dutch for "Twin") is a straw colored ale brewed fermented with Dutch Castle yeast. The finished beer has a pleasant fruity aroma with hints of pear, pineapple and an herbal note in the background. The fruit continues though the flavor with the addition of a mild biscuity character. Full mouthfeel and dry, lingering bitterness.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Draught at Publick House, 3/14/14
Somewhat hazy deep straw yellow beer has no head but moderate carbonation rising in it.
Musty, slightly pungent esters in the nose produce notes of unripe apricots, unripe white grapes and some other various acidic notes with just a brush of herbal hoppiness that at this point seems just lightly peppery and hard to differentiate from the yeast character. With warming, some more clear tropical fruit notes emerage lightly (pineapple and a touch of banana).
Rather full and juicy in the mouth, with large bubbles of loose, rather fizzy carbonation producing the impression of a somewhat larger body than it really has. Its certainly not sweet and is well-attenuated, with plenty of wheat and oat stucture/texture. Acidity is fairly high, but not your typical malo-lactic, rather a more citric-acetic (spoiled fruit and unripened fruit mix). The chewy, dry wheat and oats do help mitigate this and in the end, its a drinkable Belgian pale ale with some very interesting character. Quite unique if not exactly jaw-droppingly delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rrauth (1190) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Sample draft from Raleigh Rare beer fest: One of the better beers i thought there. Very high on the list of enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Tap at rrbf. Pours golden with a succinct small foamy white head. Allagash is always a pretty pour. Nose is light biscuit malt, herbal hops, some light lemongrass, and tropical fruits. Flavor is similar, very clean and easy drinking mouthfeel, light esters in the finish. Well done, bros.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pouring at NotF in Boston. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft herbal notes on the nose. Some musk and a bit more sweetness than the first one had. Otherwise, fairly similar. Spicy yeast and musk into the finish.


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