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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Allagash Four aged in bourbon barrels with strawberries.

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4.2
HeadyDE (874) - Delaware, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Draft at 2sp allagash tap event, dark room lighting but appears strawberry red color minimal head, nose is off the chart wild strawberry funk, palate is fruit with some depth from the bourbon, mighty tasty, complex, yet inviting, hides the abv well, delicious offering

3.8
MrTipple (6464) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2017
Intense strawberries, sour citrus fruits, sweet oak, rotting cheese. Hazy brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light sour. More sour berries, sweet strawberries, oak, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Beautiful. Keg at GABF17, Denver.

4
sinfull (1802) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2017
Copper color . Big, off-white head. Yeasts, wood, strawberry, hint of bourbon and barnyard in aroma . Balanced tartness in fruity taste . Strawberry and wood in aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
tapefuzz (826) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2017
Draught. Pours a hazy mahogany red with a medium, fluffy beige head. Aroma is strawberry, funk, oak, spice, brown sugar, and a trace of bourbon. Taste is sour; strawberry, oak, spice, yeast, sugar, some vanilla and a small amount of molasses. Medium body. Medium, slightly prickly carbonation. Creamy-ish mouthfeel.

4.1
DocLock (11048) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Turbid coppery pour. Nose was strawberry, yeasty funk, bourbon, oak. Tasted tart, with authentic strawberry, lactic tartness, oak, bourbon, tannins. Very complex.

3.8
djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle at WTF V. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head that lasts. The aroma is strawberry seed and oak. Medium body, jammy strawberry, oak tannin, nice tartness, very good.

3.9
weihenweizen (4127) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2017
Bottle at Max’s. clear dark Amber with small white head. Aroma is tart strawberry, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is malt, strawberries, oak, some molasses, and a little bourbon. Nice beer, pretty easy to drink.

3.9
Bule (2255) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2017
On tap at Beercraft. Pours a brown color without much head. Strawberry fruit wafts from the glass. Tingling sourness. The strawberry clashes a little with the base beer.

4.3
drowland (9077) - Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2017
4/22/17. 375mL bottle from Growler Spot, picked out by Mrs. Owl. Amber pour with a nice khaki head, good lacing. Nice aroma, sour, mild barrel, plenty of strawberry. Awesome flavor, sour as all get out, strawberries, light barrel. Delish!

4.2
superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2017
Got in a BIF from Roguer. 375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/14/2016. Pours slightly hazy pinkish golden/orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big juicy strawberries, lightly tart lemon, green apple, raspberry, cherry, red grape, brown sugar, and toasted oak; with light hay, leather, musty funk, bourbon, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of strawberries, malt/sugars, oak barrel, and light-moderate fruity/funky yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tart/sour raspberry, strawberry, lemon, green apple, red grape, brown sugar, and toasted oak; with light hay, leather, musty funk, bourbon, vanilla, pepper, red wine vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic sourness and light yeast/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour raspberry, strawberry, lemon, green apple, red grape, brown sugar, toasted oak, red wine vinegar, light musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, strawberries, malt/sugars, and oak barrel flavors; with a great malt/sourness balance. Lightly puckering, but not astringent after the finish. Moderate dryness from acidity/oak tannins, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately acidic/tannic/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Mildly warming alcohol for 9.7%. Overall this is an outstanding fruited sour ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, strawberries, malt/sugars, and oak barrel flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV; and despite the increasingly lactic/tannic/drying finish. Interesting contrast between aromas and flavors. Nose was very sweet and juicy on fruit notes, with much less funk/sourness; but the taste was much more in line with what I expected for a sour ale on flavor complexity. A highly enjoyable offering.


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