Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2009
I have been drinking quite a few of these on tap recently. Poured into a tulip glass it produces a good two finger white head on top of a sometimes clear, sometimes cloudy golden orange body.
The conflicting yeasts produce some awesomely strange aromas. I got some fruits and funk and this wonderfully strange combination of both. The flavor I must say grows on you. Green apples and sour grapes lemon and citrus hops are just some of the complex flavors. I will also say that it is a solid medium feel in my mouth with great carbonation.
I have had up to two pours of this brew and I say that was my limit do to the punch it packs. I have grown to like this beer and will drink it again
nickd717 (4822) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 13, 2010
750ml from Whole Foods Los Altos. Paired with an awesome striped bass dinner my girlfriend cooked. Pours a mostly clear, bright golden color with a large thick white head and great lacing. Aroma is awesome and bretty, with pale malt, citrus, and spice notes. Flavor doesn’t let you down at all - it’s awesome. Pale and caramel malt form a great base, and Belgian yeast and brett meld seamlessly. Great notes of orange peel and spice, along with a slight fresh hop character even though this beer is over a year old. Fairly lively yet smooth on the palate. Medium body, not at all overwhelming. Extremely well-crafted and good overall. Very drinkable. Paid over $20 for this sucker and I’m glad it didn’t end up being TOO much of a ripoff! patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Pours hazy orange-golden with a bubbly, champagne-like white head. Aroma of cherries, sour wort, wild yeast, piney hops, sweet malts, and notes of citrus. Medium bodied with a surprisingly smooth, yet moderately tangy palate. Starts like an amaizing sour and finishes like a refined Belgian strong ale; this brew is quite unique. Outstanding Belgian/sour ale. Highly recommended. Boutip (6483) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dry Brett notes with a lightly sweet malt profile and some dry European style hops. Taste is quite refreshing with some clear Brett notes that are well balance with the lightly sweet malt backbone. Dry hops also provide some further enjoyment. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well done and refreshing for the style. jimhilt (2621) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Pours a rocky three finger cream head that fades very slowly leaving a very good lace. Hazy light amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Belgian yeast nose. Flavor is tart fruit and yeast. Earthy. Bottled Feb 2010. $18.99 for a caged and corked 750ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2012
Bottle from February 2010, over 2 years old. After taking the cage off, the cork exploded like a bullet to my ceiling. Pours unclear orange honey in color with a huge bubbly white head. The aroma brings pleasant sweet and spicy Belgian yeast notes with some delicious tang. The flavor is sweet and lightly fruity with light spice dancing on the tongue. The body isn’t overly bubbly after some time to settle and a little swirling, quite nice. Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
This was on draft at Churchkey in D.C. a while back. I’m finally entering my back-logged reviews from my notebook.
A: This beer appears a hazy shade of yellow with a medium-sized head that leaves a fair amount of lacing as it recedes.
S: Apples, pears, white wine, yeast.
T: I really like this beer. It’s not incredibly sour (I like incredibly sour), but a wild ale doesn’t need to assault your cheeks with a sour bomb to have merit. All of the aspects listed in the aroma shine through nicely. The flavors are well integrated and flow together in nice harmony. Very tasty stuff.
M: Decent feel. I do wish it was slightly more sour.
D: Wonderfully smooth and quaffable. Effortless. KyotoLefty (10603) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 6, 2013
2012 bottle. Nose of grapefruit, wheat, horse blanket. Cloud golden with a high, fine, head. Beautiful. Great fruit flavor, grapefruit, melon, grape. Ridiculously sofy palatte is impressive but gets irritating possibly. Delicious stuff, but after a while, so want more sour or mineral or something less than perfect. mcberko (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
750mL bottle, sent from Gregg657 (thanks a lot, Pete), pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of dry hops and moderate brett character, with some subtle Belgian yeast. Flavour brings out lots of bretty funk, light hops, Belgian yeast, and a nice funky finish. Very dry and funky on the palate, with everything in perfect balance. Extremely high drinkability. Wonderful stuff. slowrunner77 (12581) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
crazy complex mix of fruits, spices, hops, and malts, while still managing tobe fairly light and refreshing on the palate, especially for a stronger beer. the brett is actually barely noticeable, but lends another level of complexity. still renews the debate whether or not Allagash is worth the price (after all, I’d hope a $16 bottle of beer would be good) but this was unique enough and cool enough to be worth it...just not often."