stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Remeniscent of some strong Belgian ales, with a light spicy kick that satisfies. Aroma is of apples and metallic dryness. Flavor is sweeter, like candy apples and malt cough drops. Well attenuated, making for a drinkability that is truly treacherous. An excellent beer to enjoy during the WARMER seasons, too.
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 31, 2000
Cloudy like a wit beer, but very much darker amber color. Kind of a caramel flavoring similar to SoCo, but in beer form. Very nice indeed. A nice, what seems to me, malty flavor. fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010 Dark body, moderate head retention. Very fruity nose that is reminiscent of a tripel. Sweet malt flavor. Very spicy with an excellent finish. A truly excellent beer, my favorite from this brewery. Retasted after 8 years in the cellar: Has gained complexity from its sweet malts, including smokey undertones and vegetable spice. Maintains balance. muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2002
At the Hopleaf in Chicago, on tap! Finally after a year-and-a-half my Allagash tasting is complete. This might be their best, or at least a runner-up. Dark "dubbel" like flat appearance, but with substantial head. Spicy aroma, with some hops and a lot of yeastiness, pepper and citrus. Flavor -- where to begin? Buttery toffee on the tongue; caramel, creme brulee, peaches, apricots; great smooth finish with JUST enough bitterness to keep it from nauseating. It actually does get too sweet as it warms near room temp, so be careful. boto (2261) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Batch 2. Dark, copper color. An interesting aroma. It is spicy, but with something else: very enticing. Muted spices to the taste, followed by some hop bitterness to go with the malt sweetness. I love this beer!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2004
A solid, bright crimson, color, an enormous, full, fluffy, lacey head, loaded with bubbles..looks good so far...
Aroma: oooo, very nice! Light, airy, loaded with citrus, yeast and spice...an uplifting thing in the nose, very lively and enticing. You just want to keep it up to your nose, knowing this happy occasion should not be interurrupted...feels darker, fruitier later on, and that’s very nice as well. Mmmm, a constant happiness abides in this aroma, and it never wanes.
Taste: hops grab the palate at first, then fade, and the palate is washed with a complex, incredible melange of flavors. A lush fruit factor is at the heart, incredibly integrated, a magnificent cocktail, with a tasty spicy kick riding on top. Somehow this is mellow, and terrifically full-flavored all at the same time. Full-bodied, but not a tiny bit thick, with a long, luxurious finish that resides softly on the plate, but never ends the delivery of joy.
As I close in on draining this bottle, I’m still reaching for proper words to encapture it’s utter sublimity. And, still, more thoughts arise, as more flavors jut out, for I swear I’m tasting a touch of chocolate now. Is this a tripel mixed with a wit, and doused in a touch of tripel? Whatever it is, it’s fan-diddly-tastic!
Batch #5, sampled January 2004. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Batch 10. Pours a reddish color with a small head and nice lacing. Smells fruity with a hint of banana. tastes of caramel and seasonal spices with a good amount of carbonation. I have new respect for this brewery. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Pours a very hazy dark peach color with a small amount of fizzy white head and lots of carbonation bubbles on the sides. Aroma is very potent, fruity, light caramel, grapes, and light spices. Really smells like some type of champagne fruit drink. Flavor is rather sour appley, grapish, and just a dry tart finish. Overall, this was one of those beers that at first I didn’t find too great, but the more of it I drank, the more fascinated by it I became. At the end of the bottle I really really wished i had another. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2007
12oz bottle. Golden orange. Aroma of orange zest, spices. Flavor are clean. Malt body. Light, refreshing, good. McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Dark orange. White head. Some caramel malt nose. Taste of anise. Some fruits in finish. Light fruits.