fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This offering from Allagash pours a dark gold with a reddish tint that leaves a thin spotchy head that is quickly remedied with a swirl in my belgian goblet glass. The nose is horse blanket, must, grape, a hint of alcohal, dark fruits, plums, nectarine, figs, a very complex nose.
The taste is fantastic, starts syrupy on the palate with honey, sweet prune and figs, followed by a hint of hop bittterness that helps put this malty masterpiece in check. The finish is warming alcohal, grass, some wheat earthiness abound. This is a fantastic Belgian Strong worth every penny.
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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FROTHINGSLOSH (6615) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2014 Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a vibrant glowing peach-golden color with a large soapy-foamy white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was tangy and sweet golden fruits, wood, must and bubblegum. The flavor was very tangy with bread dough,m ust, wood, bubblegum, strong golden fruits and sugar. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Excellent.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Funky 7, Brooklyn. Pours a cloudy, orange gold with a medium, white head. Big nose of yeast, banana, Belgian candi. Medium sweet flavor, some signs of age but I like ’em, citrus, spice, yeast. Medium to full in body with fine to average carbonation. Light warming finish, notes of white grapes, yeast, spice, fruits. Delicious beer. Has held up very well and this was just a joy to drink.
da845 (139) - new york, New York, USA - APR 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is amazing. One of my favorate. very strong, very fruity. I would let it age a little bit and try it then.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours golden with a big foamy head. Aroma is of orange oil, cherry, grape, yeasty, slightly earthy. Sort of smells like a Manhattan! Flavor is rather sweet, lots more of the orange, vinous. Very well masked alcohol. Delicious -- I’d drink it again. And again.
ejh8 (118) - - AUG 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Is there anything better than the Allagash reserves? Just opened a caged and corked 750ml bottle from 2011. Pours a gentle yellow with a thick consistent cloud. Strong ale taste that draws you into the whole bottle. Just another wonderful offering from the great brewers in Portland, Maine. Cheers!
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MattyKakes (117) - Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice fruity citrus Belgian hop scent. Blonde unfiltered pour. Nice head. Banana pineapple orange coriander hop flavor. Very good! Cheers!
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Somewhat murky orange body with a couple of fingers of offwhite head that dissipates a bit more quickly than expected. Smells yeasty, citrusy, and somewhat spicey. Tastes citrusy, malty, and spicey. Medium bodied. Surprisingly drinkable for the ABV... Very enjoyable! Kudos once again, Allagash!
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle, shared. Pours a cloudy golden color with a quickly-dissipating white head. Aroma is largely grape up front with yeast and slight citrus mixed in as well. Taste is a slippery white wine in the beginning, dissolving into citrus, spices, and yeast. An incredibly smooth, complex beer that retains the dry finish and smoothness of the wine grapes. Allagash is one of the most inventive breweries around, and this is just more proof.