yngwie (17261) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2007
Bottled at Københavnske Øldage. (11%) Poured a bit unclear, golden-orange, with a white head. Quite sweet nose, with a decent amount of spices, especially coriander. The flavor is sweet and fruity, with alcohol and spices. Full body and a long spiced finish. The beer felt a little bit brutal, but it is a nice beer. (070511) MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2007
On tap at Capone’s. Clear amber color. Oaky bourbon and white wine with apricots and lemons. Really warm. Alcoholic finish. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Draft @ Capones. Light golden color with a light fizzy head. Aroma of grapes, fresh oranges, and sugar. Flavor is sugary sweet with some fresh grapes, yeast, bready malts, and some alcohol. Seems like this one is a bit on the young side, but I’m happy to have tried it on draft so I can save my 2006 bottle. Nice Sipper! MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Sampled at Capones on Allagash night with Stegosaurus. Golden Orange pour. Fruit and belgian spice aroma same with taste . Again a good blend. I enjoyed this very much. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2007
On tap at TDR in Springhouse, PA. Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of bourbon (not overpowering), vanilla, pears, grapes, and just all around fruity. Tastes of the same with a medium alcohol burn in the finish. I liked the way the barrel aging was done.
CheesedMan (572) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Bourbon aroma was way up front, bullying out almost everything in it’s path. Long lasting, almost astrigent finish. davelouw (13) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle - Batch 512 from January 2007 Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2007
A wonderful light bodied tripel with just a hint of vanilla and bourbon. When chilled the initial sip is clean and refreshing as a tripel should be. On the finish you get that slight touch of vanilla. As the beer warms the vanilla and bourbon play a bigger role but never get out of balance with a malt profile. Hops are constrained just to enough fairly neutral bittering hops (perhaps Saaz) to balance the malt.
The head was a beautiful soft white cloud that stayed with the beer till the last sip.
Allagash clearly has it’s yeast under control unlike many other American breweries that let their Belgian beers go banana/bubblegum/clove. Additionally they did an amazing job of adding the bourbon barrel character as a layer. Other craft brewers end up with beers that taste like a poorly made Jack and Coke.
Overall an excellent beer that I’ll be returning to for Thanksgiving dinner.
Københavnske Øldage 07. Golden with aromatic notes of bourbon, oak and sweetness. The flavour has clear notes of bourbon, oak, sweetness, vanilla and a light citrussy bitterness. It’s a very voluminous beer - a bit too much for me... 2122 wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2007
bottle shared with theReverend and gunsho. clear golden with a nice lasting white head that leaves good lacing. fantastic very complex aroma. earthy caramel pear whited grape blackberries and blueberries. bourbon character is there but lighter than expected. yeast adds a light bready feel. the way i described the aroma doesnt do it justice. it sounds like a mess....but it is amazing. sweet caramel toffee bourbon flavor with light herb notes. spicy dry finish with some warm alcohol. sparkling carbonation. medium body. very interesting beer. fantastic. robinvboyer (4779) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2007 Bottle at Mondiale ’07
Carbonation is very soft. lots of subtle fruit aromas and flavours. Also quite a bit of spice in the flavour, the oak really comes through, the aging really added another dimension to the beer, but i’m not sure i’m a big fan of this new dimension
Overall a very nice tripel with a nice dry bitter finish.