ajd6c8 (70) - USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewing this from notes. Spicy. The herbs/flower oils really do stand out. I thought itíd be more subtle. Good for Allagash for being bold here. Sour-ish but not tart like LBB or Interlude. Smooth. NB yeast (no idea what that means but I wrte it down in my notes -may have been drunk...). Had this in a trio of LBB, Interlude, & Vrienden. This came in 2nd for me, behind LBB.
ClarkVV (3753) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the Armsby Abbey, Summer 2012
Very light pale-gold body is mostly clear, with lazy bubbles making their way upwards, sporting a white head that is lightly foamy and moderately well-retained with plentiful lacing.
Very tart nose has some slight herbal notes, touches of mustiness (cobwebs, cellar) and very light maltiness (honey, vanilla, white bread). Even a touch of green apple and black pepper, and certainly no sign of the 9.3 abv.
Tart, seemingly lactic, though that wouldnt make much sense, with bits of band-aid, some floral hop notes and juicy berryskin notes. Itís all forcefully tart and boisterous, with no malt sweetness to get in the way and a spiciness on the finish that shows touches of alcohol, but still quite reserved for its high abv. A bit sharp in texture, with some peppery carbonation and a touch of wateriness, were my only complaints. Otherwise, a fantastic beer, with the typical Allagash restraint shown in using adjuncts.
b3shine (4194) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 oz bottle to taster. Looks good; a hazy orange with white lacing. Smells good too; tart, wild, and fruity. Tastes like it smells with a pleasant mouthfeel. Good beer!
swoopjones (5223) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. really need to get Allagash back to WNY. another great sour. murky orangish pour. floral, wet hay, oak, tartness, earthy. a whole bunch of great complex flavors.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Commercial Taphouse on 04/23/2011. Hazy orange body with a small frothy off white head. Tart funky fruit and caramel aroma. Tart and funky cherry and fruit flavor with light caramel and dry malt. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/31/2011: Allagash Collabeeration Vrienden (Ale brewed with Hibiscus and Endive)... Aroma: Definitely get the hibiscus in the nose with a touch of vanilla herbiness. Appearance: Murky red-orange color with a foamy beige head. Flavor: The hibiscus definitely lends it unique flavor; there are also undertones of mild soft cheese like Brie (I got that from the label, but there is something there that I couldnít place and that description definitely fits the bill!); creamy, slightly tart and dry, plenty of alcohol vents out. Palate: Medium-light. Overall: Pretty good; different.
1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 8.5% by Vol.) shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #78 for this beer.
Steve_0 (2106) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with friends courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man!! Pour is hazy orange with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Orange peel, somewhat funky, citrusy, lemon peel, oaky, lightly spicy, herbs, earthy, and urine in the aroma. Taste is somewhat earthy, lemon peel, biscuit, citrusy, straw, urine, oaky, caramel, and herbs with a lightly sour finish. Light body with soft carbonation. Another nice sour from Allagash.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Arminís apartment, courtesy of lukaduke. Thanks! Pours a murky, bright orange appearance with a white head. Tangy lemon, tangerine, fairly flora., lightly sweet, tangy aroma. Orange candy, cotton candy, tangy cake, orange fruity, floral, a bit grassy flavor with a tart orange/berry finish. Pretty fun beer.
arminjewell (5586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour! Hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of flowers, nice berry, nice oak notes, hints of lactic, pretty nice. Taste is a mix of sweet flowers, dry and tart berry, hints of oak, lemon, finishing fairly bitter, dry, slightly oaky. Pretty nice.
Bacterial (1059) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complements of the dude at the end of the bar who brought a small keg - wow thanks!! Hazy pour, almost no head. Wonderful nose! Molasses, earthy, lactic. Nice flavor, almost no carbonation.
EricTeusink (550) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couldnít resist the allure of the Allagash Tap Takeover at Leonís last night. Although the event had only commenced at 5:00, the place was packed by 5:30. This was first up. Poured a reddish orange. The smell was of soap, citrus, and berries. The sour flavor was biting like and under ripe berry. An overall good beer. Draft - Leonís Full Service - Decatur, GA