HonusWagner (1638) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sour plums and hints of brown/roasted malts. A very strong balsamic vinegar quality. A really good early Allagash sour.
MadIndian (2509) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
alexsdad06 (6300) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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%.
dEnk (4097) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Huhzubendah (2755) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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).
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
erickok (3969) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.