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Allagash Vagabond

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Vagabond is the second offering in our limited 375 ml series. With only 500 bottles made, this beer is from one of the only barrels to move with us into our new brewery three years ago. Aged four years in American oak barrels, it boasts a complex aroma of maple syrup and port, with background notes of marzipan, plum and dill. Flavors of tart, unripened plum and caramel give way to a warming, toasted almond finish. As always...an adventure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1638) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Sour plums and hints of brown/roasted malts. A very strong balsamic vinegar quality. A really good early Allagash sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2509) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle gift from SJ. Nice bold notes of wood and vino. The after taste was maple, bread, spice, caramel malts and dark fruit. Really a lot going on here, but blended really well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6300) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a thin beige film. The aroma is tart fruits, plum, very woody, caramel, maple syrup, cherry, amaretto. The flavor is maple syrup, tart plums, cherry, vanilla, caramel, wood, and almonds. Fairly smooth. Didn’t drink like 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4097) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2013
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is vinegar, some wood and wine, some traces of fruit, slight alcohol. Flavor is tart, fruity, alcoholic and with some balsamico. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2755) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Shared by Thorpe429 alongside several other Allagash sour/wild ales. Thank you very much, Mike! The beer appears a dark, reddish copper hue with a small, fletting head. The aroma brings maple syrup, booze, overly ripe dark fruits, caramel. The flavor follows suit. Complex and tasty. Notes of earth and nuts. Not especially tart or sour. Medium to full bodied with fairly low carbonation. Overall, I enjoyed this and am thankful to have tried it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Clear brown/amber pour. No head, nearly flat. Malty aroma with caramel, oak, and a smooth sourness. Flavor follows the aroma. Sweet, malty, oaky and loaded with caramel. The sourness is firm and comes on the finish. Its not overbearing, but more cleansing/refreshing for the palate. Medium to medium full body with no carbonation. Everything was in perfect harmony and this beer worked for me. It was a different sour and much tastier than similar beers (idiots drool, billy the mountain).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle@Home. Wow! What a flavourful and complex beer. Very full aroma, fruity, light tart. Dark brown, light hazy, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, dried dark fruits, sourish, sweet, port. Light alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (3969) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 7, 2012
Dark brown body, clean and with off white head. Does have a rich funk but sweetness and raisin as well. Moderate sour with a smooth prickly base, medium sweet. Nice. Long aftertaste, very nice. Thanks Menno/John!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2012
Clear amber brown pour, no head. Aroma is almond, port, varnish, fruity and a bit alcoholic. Flavor is slightly sour, fruity, alcoholic and a hint of balsamic vinegar. Very well balanced. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle sampled at Muckfest III. Brown pour with a thin off-white head. Malty and caramelly nose with notes of chocolate, toffee, booze and sourness. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a hint of licorice, along with some bourbon and caramel before a sour finish.

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