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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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"2013" - Our 2013 Anniversary beer is collaboration amongst friends, Allagash and in’finiti fermentation & distillation. Given our focus on hoppy American ales and Allagash and in’finiti’s focus on Belgian-inspired ales, we thought it only natural to blend the two styles. The result is what you might call a hoppy Belgo-American Pale Ale. 2013 is actually a blend of two separate fermentations, one, with our American ale yeast and one with Belgian yeast (Allagash house strain and a Trappist strain preferred by in’finiti). The “American” version was dry hopped with Falconer’s Flight and the “Belgian” version with Saaz. Both were then blended together to taste. The result, a hoppy pale ale with notes of both citrus (American hops) and spice (Belgian yeast and continental hops). Vitals: Color – Tangerine ABV – 5.5% O.G. – 1.050 Malt – American 2-Row, Raw White Wheat, Flaked Oats, Caramel 40 Hops – Falconer’s Flight, Saaz *This beer was only brewed once, in October of 2013, and will be available in bottles in most of our markets for a limited time, beginning 10/29/13. Please enjoy fresh.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
davey101 (693) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2014
500 ml bottle. Randomly popped up at a liquor store. Bottled 10/29/13. Pours a clear amber with rising carbonation and a lazy head of white foam. Nose is hops…grassy, grapefruit, and pine mixed with some light malts. No real Belgian yeast notes in the nose. Taste is faded piney/fruity hops, biscuits, and bitter grass. Like drinking an old Torpedo or something. Drinkable still at almost a year old, but obviously this was best in 2013.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1343) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2014
From notes, consumed 12/2/2013. 16 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Brownish orange with 2-3 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes, light spice. Tastes of citrus, light tropical fruit, floral notes, light herbs and spice. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Very nice anniversary beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Flea (7) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2014 does not count
Pours a nice orange/amber with a creamy white head. Smells of citrus and hoppy nose. Taste of hoppy Belgium ale rings true! Very drinkable with a nice mouthfeel. Bought a couple if bottles at the brewery and I should have bought more!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christpuncher (1181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
This is a Belgian style beer that is really hop forward. I love a triple caramel and it is like that, but less fruity and more hoppy. Pours a Cloudy yellow and has a nice hopy bitter finish. Awesome beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
taestee (52) - USA - MAR 21, 2014
A nice copper pale ale with hoppy bite and a lingering bitterness. Faint lacing. Lots of carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (681) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours bright orange gold with a big white head that lingers and clings to the glass. Aroma has peach, citrus, grass. Flavor follows nose, backbone is caramel malts, hops are peachy, citrusy, finish is grass bitterness and a touch of spice. Not bad, but the flavor in the finish takes this down a notch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2718) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Cloudy orange pour from bottle at local option. Orange peel, grapefruit, and bitter aroma. Taste is very tropical. Very good. Mild bitterness and hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4016) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
500ml bottle from Wine Academy. Not impressed. Poured a hazy amber with a smaller to average sized white head. Aroma of older citrus, rotting oranges, bad uncooked dough. Flavor follows suit and this is just one disappointing beer from Maine Beer Co.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1976) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
500 ml bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours hazy gold with a big foamy head that fades slowly and never completely goes away. Aromas are oranges, peaches, bread, and spicy Saaz hops. Taste is nice mix of spicy, grassy hops and citrus hops. Very light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Some bready and grainy malt comes through too. Pretty good and I bet it was even better when really fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bnielsen13 (245) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is citrus, bread, malt. Flavor is citrus, orange, bready, spicey, malty. Not bad, wish it was fresher.


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