Leighton (20814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favorites from Allagash. Had it on tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a nice, hazy gold with a medium head. Nose of sweet malts and some wild yeast. Flavor was very sweet, with strong notes of honey and yeast. Smooth on the finish with a pleasant warming sensation from the ABV. Really good.
Koelschtrinker (19743) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hopfiger, etwas hefiger Antrunk mit säuerlicher, nicht ganz passender Hintergrundnote. Schnell ist der hopfige Part verschwunden und weicht einem hellmalzigen und getreidigem Grundton, der eine typisch belgische Würzigkeit aufweist, etwas kräuterartig, hier aber wenig ausgeprägt. Im Abgang noch etwas milder, dennoch angenehm, wäre das starke CO2 nicht. Hier noch wenig hopfig. 8/9/8/8/9/9
jcwattsrugger (12401) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @Capones–pours a retaining white head and cloudy straw yellow color. Aroma is musty, fruit-pear/banana, sweet light malt. Taste is musty, fruit-pear/banana, sweet light malt, some herbal, spice. 2.9 OK, at cellar temperature-creamy. 3.5
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capones. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a small sized white head. Aromas of floral hops, yeasty, spices, some grains, and a little earthy. Tastes of citrus, floralness, honey sweetness, and lighlty earthy.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: February 06, 2009
Source: Footset Foreplay Friday
Appearance: hazy yellow, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, dry earthy funk, floral hops, light spicyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, nice balancing funk, bready, spicy, light bitterness, good complexity
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
DocLock (10574) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours turbid deep canary with off-white fluffy head. Nose is spicy florals, yeast, citrus, funk, and hops. Tastes citric, hoppy, with rock sugary malt, funk, florals, and yeast spice. Nice complxity and balance in this, although thetipping for balance in a beer that throws this much at you is definitely subject to debate. Well done, as with all Rob Tod’d beers.
MartinT (9765) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Bountiful spicy, herbal hops expand into citrusy fruitiness within the doughy yeast and portly pale cereals of this buoyant Belgian-style Strong Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy golden.
-Tropical fruitiness pervades the flavor profile as well.
-Mouthfeel and flavor profile are very authentic, which is to be expected of any Allagash brew.
-The spicy hop bitterness is long and matches perfectly with the doughy yeast.
-Although some alcohol is perceived, this remains very drinkable for its strength.
-Bubblegum phenols are found in the nose.
On tap at Ebenezer’s.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pale blonde/straw colour. Aroma is lightly sweet with a floral Belgian malt base. Lots of sweet bubble gum esters, a light citrusy fruitiness and a touch of tropical character as well. Soft and balanced brew with a very lean, stripped down body. A bit of white pepper and spice over a soft apricoty body. Lightly zesty with a soft orange citrus as well. It’s very good, but I don’t think it is all that distinctive.
jonas (7471) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice orangepeel aroma.
Hazy yellow, big golden foam
Light grape entry, dry limejuice
Light body, tart finish
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Capones. Golden pour. Aroma was very nice, flavor was great however light enough to be able to drink this all day but abv would get you drunk. Nice beer.