anders37 (12738) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, CA. Pours a pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty woody spicy aroma with yeasty hints. Fruity malty slightly woody spicy yeasty wine flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty wine finish.
Jamesthebrit (47) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from 2009. Busted it out for GUYS NIGHT!!!!!!!
Looks pretty nice. Golden yellow color. Nice lacing.
S: Smells great. Bananas. cloves. cherries, strawberries
T: Tastes pretty gross actually. The must note in this is pretty intense. Few of the fruit notes come through, rather they appear muddled together and no one really stands above. Alcohol is pretty intense.
M: Fine on the mouthfeel. Nothing special. Light/medium body.
Overall it seems like there is potential here, but all the great flavors just mix together with nothing standing out. Not really the best showing from allagash.
superspak (1478) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2009 vintage. Pours moderately cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger fluffy dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big white grape, grape skin, pear, apple, honey, floral, apricot, grass, herbal earthiness, white wine, light black pepper, light funk, and light yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity of malt notes and yeast esters. Taste of big white grape, pear, apple, apricot, honey, floral, grass, herbal earthiness, light pepper, white wine, light black pepper, light funk, and light yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, honey, floral, grass, light pepper, herbal earthiness, light funk, and white wine on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance and complexity of malt/yeast esters; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian Strong pale ale. Great flavor balance and complexity of malt and yeast esters; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy gold with a thin white head. Aromas of apricot skin and Sauvignon Blanc must. Bright stone fruit with slight tanins. Finishes nice and dry.
Delicious, it's got a hint of grapes but the light characteristics of a Belgian pale.
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watson1977 (2291) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aroma has sweet peach and mango notes with some rind and spice. Flavor has peach...sticky sweet like peach nectar...some rind, and some yeasty/spicy notes...mildwhite wine. Mouthfeel is medium and syrupy with a winey/peachy finish. I feel like this would benefit from oak.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours lightly hazy gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops with biscuit malt and vinous notes. Flavor is spices, vinous notes, light malt and fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (1907) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours hazy yellow with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is grapes, biscuit and bread malts, lemon, honey, and floral hops. Flavor is sweet malt, grapes, other light fruit esters, and faint hops; dry, grassy finish. Light body and low carbonation.
Steve_0 (1264) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with friends. Pour is hazy golden in appearance with a huge white head. Tangy aroma with notes of white grape, tannin, pepper, and biscuit. Taste is very dry with nice spice; pepper, biscuit, tannin, tang, and pineapple. Medium body with high carbonation. Nice.
rejtable (811) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really solid effort. Pours light orange with a small head that quickly dissipates to a light covering. No lacing. Aromas are light sweetish fruit, light tangerines, some light grape, some pear. Taste is light sweet with very light tangyness. Presence of yeast. Abv is well hidden. Really nice refreshing beer, especially for the strength.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funky pear and white grape nose. Relatively clear amber, medium snow white head, very nice lacing. White grape are much more pronounced on the palate. Mild alcohol burn, about what you’d expect from a 9% brew. Funk and lemongrass finish. A bit too grapey and vinous for me. A nice offering for introducing wine drinkers to beer.