voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2007
2007 bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of light citrus, pepper and grassy dry hops. The next wave is a more mature vanilla, yeast, stonefruit, perhaps some cidery notes too, wickedly complex. Brilliant fluffy (yes I know its 9%) medium-bodied mouthful. Big jammy fruitiness in the flavour, not overwhelming, and well complemented by some bretty notes and a light-to-moderate tartness, a perfect balance of fresh herbal hops come though too. Finish is almost crisp, alcohol is not there at all. This blew me away, an outstanding beer. joaj34 (3) - USA - JAN 10, 2009 does not count
Amazing - simply amazing. This is my favorite Allagash (alongside the HM). The sour and malt work so well togather and it’s a beautiful orangish/caramel color. The aroma suggests an open ferment but could use a touch more oomph. Still, it’s amazing. drpimento (3630) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Holy cow, this is killer beer! With an aggressive pour, I get a small to medium sized, cream colored head that soon settled out and no lace. Color is a hazy apricot. Aroma is fantastic, literally, with yeast, Brett, malt, wine fruitiness, caramel. Flavor is like aroma and has the acid from the yeastoids and gas to cut through the sweet malts and residual sweetness of the wine barrels along with the bitterness of the hops and yeast. Complex. Body is very good and too the carbonation. Finish is like flavor and includes alcohol warming. Would be good both before and after a great meal. beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a rich golden orange color with a white head. Tart, fruit, spice, funk and oak aroma. Apple, pear, apricot, orange, tart, funk, oak, spice and yeast flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a fruit and tart finish. 2013. Tognetta (951) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 29, 2017
Alaranjada de média turbidez, espuma branca de média formação e persistência.
Aroma bombando de brett, celeiro, uva bem inserida, em menor intensidade casca de laranja madura.
Médio dulçor e leve acidez. .
Corpo leve e alta carbonatação.
Final de média persistência tende para o cítrico alaranjado sem perder o brett e uva. Muito boa !
mike5326 (1754) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Great auburn color and has a perfect head to compliment it’s looks. It has a fruity smell. It has a great taste with a hint of apple and spice. Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Appearance: This beer poured a nice golden-ruby reddish color with a huge fluffy off white cloud of head.
Smell: The smell was dominated by a musty funkiness(in a good way) with nice hints of fruit and yeast.
Taste: Despite the strong funkiness of the beer I was still able to detect a vinous quality which I assume was from the Merlot and Sirah barrels. The wine added hints of white grapes while the yeast used added a nice sourness to it. Nice hints of cloves and pepper were also detected.
Mouthfeel: Nice crisp and tart finish with a medium body.
Overall: This beer is incredible. I only wish we could get this in New Orleans. jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Pours a hazy golden amber with an short, but rugged off white head.
The aroma is overwhelmed by sour cherry. Nice, but simple.
Excellent mouth feel, thick enough to carry the strong flavors but the nice touch of carbonation. Well balanced.
The funky sour cherry is not over the top but very prominent. A touch of sweetness does a good job to round out. Faint wisps of vanilla, oak and yeast.
This a nearly perfect beer. The best that Allagash has to offer so far. Bravo! Babyboofoo (11) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
This is a super impressive beer. Excellent mouth feel and aroma. Flavors really come together nicely. Should age well too. BEEReece () - - MAY 28, 2017
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2017 Lovely complex flavors with rich stone fruit notes mix with Belgian yeasty funk