Allagash Tenth (10th) Anniversary Ale

RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Allagash Brewing Company would like to introduce its Tenth Anniversary Ale, a special 10% ABV beer that celebrates 10 years of brewing artisinal Belgian Style ales. A unique interpretation of our flagship Allagash White, Tenth Anniversary is a blend of two different whites: a sweeter batch (brewed in February, 2005) and a drier batch (brewed in March, 2005). By blending the two batches, an additional complexity is imparted. Further complexity, most notably expressed by the delicate vanilla notes, was gained by aging some of the beer in new oak barrels.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 7, 2011
750mL c&c thanks to tastybeer. Gusher. Pours a glowing, light orange with a modest white head. No head. Nose is gold raisins, licorice, yeast phenols, intense orange mint. Taste is pretty doughy with sourdough bread and Biere de Garde maltiness moving to some light fruity tartness. Licorice is present, apricot, fuller bread and small vanilla. Mild soap. Nice understated balance. Richer, full bready palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MPA (997) - Amager (form. Nrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle (from the november 2005 RB-tasting at Dixens place - notes have been damaged by flooding of my basement, but this was such an insane tasting for me as I was new to such massive tastings, so I gave up on the detailed notes quite early). Moldy (as is the notes), elements of paint. Ordinary in flavour. Thats all the thats readable from the notes...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4058) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2011
Pale golden pour with decent offwhite head. VERY cakey sweet vanilla and candi sugar. Extremely sweet, kinda reminded me of like an old english barleywine or really like a wheat wine with lots of yeast. Wasnt that impressed actually

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (20531) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2010
Bottle, 2005, at the Funky 6. Pours hazy gold with a medium head. Fruity malt aroma with some spices, Belgian yeast and alcohol. Sweet flavor peach and citrus, Belgian sugar, more spices and light wood. Medium to full in body with modest carbonation. Finishes sweet and spicy with light booze. Delicious and excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Clear amber pour. White head. Nose is sweet malts, Belgian yeast. Very bready and grassy. Taste is spice, yeast, orange peel and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2010
750ml bottle. I found this in the back of my beer shelf and didnt realized I still had one left! *** Light Gusher Alert *** Poured a medium and hazy golden/amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of spices, caramel, and some fruitiness. Tastes of candi sugar, fruity, caramel, and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
bottle shared by bbb with kan and myself. pours a hazed orange amber witha small offwhite head. openend with a big pop. aroma of sweet port, honey, melons. sweet melony booze flavor. also some orangepeel. sticky mouthfeel. held p nicely over 5 years time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
750ml bottle from bbb... Pours a lightly golden blondish brown with a thin wispy white head... Aroma of papery caramel and brown caramely malt qnd pear, somewhat oxidized... Flavors are much of the same with pear and ripened fruit notes with some oxidation. Still lively and a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Appearance: glowing orange body with honey folds and a huge 3 finger slightly off white crown...this one gushed! Some retention and minimal lace. Smell: candied orange, wheat, coriander, and a touch of alcohol. Taste: Wheat and candied orange throughout with some hop bitterness sneaking in at the end. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and chewy with just enough carbonation on the finish. Drinkability: Not bad considering the strength. This one held up fairly well considering its a double wit that has 4+ years on it. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-30-2009

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden body with a white head. Lots of spicy notes, pepper, cinnamon, light mint, and some woody tannins. Vanilla, plum and vinous grape notes. Full bodied with a medium warming. Nice ale.

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