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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A blend of two year old, 1.5 year old, and 6 month old spontaneous beer. Alc. 6.0% Vol

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Huhzubendah's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3767) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Shared by Thorpe429 alongside several other Allagash sour/wild ales. Thank you very much, Mike! The beer appears light golden colored with a thin, wispy head that leaves faint traces of lacing on the glass. The aroma brings some nice funk, along with earth, grass, hay, straw, outdoors, mineral water. Smells very enticing - nicely done. The flavor is clean and refreshing, with a subtle and elegant lactic presence followed by a mildly acetic finish. Not on par with the elite gueuzes from Belgium, but a very nice beer, and undoubtedly one of the better attempts from an American brewery. Light bodied and easy drinking. Overall, this was solid and enjoyable. I would have this again.


4.2
Rask0lnikov (1531) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 26, 2017
Pours golden yellow colour. Moderate white head. Vanilla, some spices, herbal, slightly cheesy, marzipany, even nutty notes in the aroma. Marzipan, vanilla, goodeberries, grapeskins, acidity, soicy notes in the taste. Spiceness, slight acidity, hop character in the aftertaste. Slight sweetness as well. Complex, rather medium bodied, super complex geuze.

4
MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2017
My Bottom Line:

Haystacks and citrus fruit meet minty hops and tart apples in this balanced and refined Wild Ale.



Further Personal Perceptions:

-A veil of foam covers the hazy straw blond.

-Citrus character is reminiscent of freshly squeezed juice, pulp and all.

-Drinkability is quite high.

-Carbonation is prickly and helps smooth out the edges.

-This is complex and drinkable. Great job!



Bottle.

3.5
Dorwart (2610) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Highly carbonated from the get go. Tart and sour apples in the aroma. Some light grains and berries too. Not over acidic aroma, bit on the sweet side. Color is a hazy golden orange. Very lively in the mouth. Medium sourness with lots of lemon zest, oak, dried grains and sour grapes. Mild alcohol presence. Moderate tartness but decent balance by the malty sweetness to balance the brew out and not make it a pucker bomb. Finishes a tad dry and tart.

4.1
markducommun (1228) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Cloudy pale yellow, white head. Tart lemon, light funk. Quite sour. Towards berry. Long finish, medium body. Clean. Great.

3.7
Ferris (16751) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle - Nice intense sour lemon and funk notes. Cloudy yellow with a decent white head. Crazy acidi up front that fades to some creamy and milky funk.

4
BuckeyeBoy (8659) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2017
375ml bottle thanks to iphone pours out golden topped with a white head white head. Nose is great spice horse blanket funky bugs and some wood. Taste is more of the nice wood funky bugs.

3.9
mansquito (6989) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle from the brewery: pours clear gold with loose head. Aroma is funky yeasts, basements, light touch of fruit, and some tree. Taste is moderately sour. Pretty complex. Doesn’t scream gueze but recognizable as such. Dry. Pleasant and easy to drink. As usual, a good beer from Allagash.

4.5
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2017
Pours a cloudy/hazy yellowish orangish golden color with fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. Tartness, funk, wheat, oak, and grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with funk, tart citrus, and dry.

4.3
Drake (14110) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2017
375ml bottle from the brewery. Murky orange, large fizzy offwhite head, good retention. Aroma of oak, white grape, apricot, dandelion, funk, musty mold. Taste is bright apricot, white grape, pepper, strong funk. Thin-medium bodied, high carbonation, very strong lingering tartness.

3.7
koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at a bottle share at Sean’s on December 29. 375 mL bottle. The pour is a nice cloudy golden yellow with a thicker white head that slowly dissipates, leaving no lace. The aroma is really funky up front. There is a light tart fruitiness, a strong dusty barnyard to it, and a little horse blanket on the finish. It’s interesting, and not quite what I would call a gueuze. It’s close, but not quite. The flavor is much of the same. There is a woodiness to it in addition to the funk. The barnyard kicks up a little more and drowns out the tart fruitiness. The horse blanket exists on the finish with a little sweatiness. The mouth feel is lighter and pretty crisp with a lingeringly funky and lightly spicy finish. It’s really dry and not as tart as I would hope. Interesting beer.


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