kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 10/19/1997DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Source: Great Lost Bear, Maine
clear light amber, rich malt aroma with a hint of hops, rich malt flavor, touch of esters, and style bullseye
opaque orange, thin fine white head, light sweet spicy aroma, really nice spiced flavor,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Pours a nice copper color, with a big off-white head and great lacing. Aroma of malt, fruit, hops, cabernet, pine, nuts, and berries. Tastes malty, fruity, with some hops, fruit, berries, cabernet, and caramel at the finish. Very complex. Allagash has continued to impress the hell out of me. I’d love to drink one of these with a fresh lobster sandwich...perhaps next summer. jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 Re-Rate July 2005. 341 ml Bottle. Dark orange amber body, very nice off white head. Big yeasty aroma, mild spice. Flavour is spice prominend, quite dry. Average palate, lingering spices in the aftertaste. 6/4/6+/3/13 <P>Original Rating Dec 2003. Brown colour with a fluffy white head. I could not get much aroma from it but what there was was faintly malty with a bit of spice. Flavour is subtley spicy and sweet malt. 6/3/7/3/14 alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2014
750 ml bottle at home from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have pale malts, caramel, dried fruit, yeast, mild spices, vanilla, oak, coriander, dry finish. Solid offering, disappointing that they pulled out of Ohio. KyotoLefty (10194) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle about 2 years old. Oxidized aroma with honey and citrus. Cloudy orange color. Flavors of cereals, honey, lemon, slightly peppery finish. Spicy, with coriander, and peaches. Rich, thicik, andsmooth. Tripel-like, decent though not spectacular. Maybe a bit too much spice, and probably better fresher.
marcus (10144) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
Batch 14. This hazy orange ale poured with a fluffy off-white head, eliciting a malty aroma. There is a sweet fruity malt flavor with some herbal elements and a short bitter hop finish, making for a very pleasant brew. phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by Keir’s drunk ass at the Side Project release- thanks again, Keir! 2006 vintage. Pours a semi-cloudy deep golden color with no head. Notes of caramel, dried fruits, sugar, cookies, biscuit, and some mellow spice. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel. Probably better when it isn’t 7 years old. I’ll try a newer vintage someday soon. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2009
330 mL into Orval trappist. Pours a bright, cloudy orange with a thin white head that thins out to almost nothing leaving modest lacing. Aromas of yeast, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, orange peel- very musty. Taste is dry and tart with a metallic tinge. Very herbal. Aftertaste is dry and metallic. Sort of a disappointment. MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2009 Earthy yeast, piney hops and herbal spices (rosemary?) accompany orange peels and peppercorns...The soft froth makes this very drinkable...Of great Belgian character, this spicy concoction makes for a bubbly lunch... JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2006
12 oz bottle. Deep orange, hazy beer with a thin white head. Aroma is very spicy, colve, orange, tangerine, peach and apricot. Strong burnt sugar/toasty aroma. Falvour is quite sweet, toasted malt, dark honey, a bit of chocolate malt some some toasted Belgian malt. Very estery, sweet apricot, cardamom, ginger and a strong honey malt character. Really rich and complex. Some corianderish flavour throughout.