drfabulous (8097) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2011
375 ml bottle thanks to AirForceHops. Vinegar and tart. Cherry. Funky aroma. Some white wine and grapes. This is very good. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
375--corked and baled. Thanks, D! Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose off-white bubbly head. Beautiful big herbal and mild tart berry nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Great herbal and berry combination on the mid palate, very pleasantly balanced between savory and tart. Crisp finish. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 3, 2011
On tap at City Beer. Pours with a hazed, vibrant golden body with a large, fluffy, creamy, lasting white head. Aromas are sour, lactic and herbal. A light vegital funk, elderberries, pepper and lacto. Flavors are acidic, funky, fruity, earthy, berries, complex herbal notes (dandelion?), a bit of a balancing white wine sweetness. Sour and very fruity. Very drinkable. Pleasant, lightly tannic.
Quite a bit better than the New Belgium version in my opinion. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2011
On draft @ Isaac Newtons. Brown pour with tan head. Huge sour, lactic and acetic, dark fruit and a slight sweetness in aroma. Fruit and light grassy herbal flavor tones, has some tart and funky lasting notes. PhillyCraft (7382) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2011
On tap at Toronado. Compliments of the bartender Nate. Pours an extremely hazy orange color with zero head and lacing. Aromas of apple cider, spicy belgian yeast, sour apple and funky elderberries. Taste is earthy camomile, with tangy fruit bacteria notes. Amazingly unique and complex sour ale.
AirForceHops (7332) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2011
375 ml corked bottle got from the brewery on its release. Hazy orange color with huge thick head. Highly carbonated. Excellent lace all the way down. I’m giving it a 4 on appearance. Mildly tart Belgian aroma, with berry, floral notes, and Brett. Pleasant on the nose. Bretty and somewhat tart flavor with Belgian yeast, light fruits, lemon/citrus, flowers, and mild funk. Not REAL sour or tart, the berries give it enough sweetness to balance it out. It does get more sour as it warms. Overall pretty good. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2011
On tap at Frisco Grille (Columbia, MD): Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with a thin ring of off-white head. Has a lightly sweet berry nose with some hay and barnyard funk. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with a touch of lightly sweet caramel and biscuity malt balanced with some mild earthy bittering hops before a drier semi-tart funky finish. Good, complex brett profile throughout. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
bottle. really need to get Allagash back to WNY. another great sour. murky orangish pour. floral, wet hay, oak, tartness, earthy. a whole bunch of great complex flavors. ClarkVV (6757) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2014 Draught at the Armsby Abbey, Summer 2012egajdzis (6613) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2011
Very light pale-gold body is mostly clear, with lazy bubbles making their way upwards, sporting a white head that is lightly foamy and moderately well-retained with plentiful lacing.
Very tart nose has some slight herbal notes, touches of mustiness (cobwebs, cellar) and very light maltiness (honey, vanilla, white bread). Even a touch of green apple and black pepper, and certainly no sign of the 9.3 abv.
Tart, seemingly lactic, though that wouldnt make much sense, with bits of band-aid, some floral hop notes and juicy berryskin notes. It’s all forcefully tart and boisterous, with no malt sweetness to get in the way and a spiciness on the finish that shows touches of alcohol, but still quite reserved for its high abv. A bit sharp in texture, with some peppery carbonation and a touch of wateriness, were my only complaints. Otherwise, a fantastic beer, with the typical Allagash restraint shown in using adjuncts.
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2011 [RBSG 11] Lightly hazy, orange amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, wood, earth, berries, grass, and some citrus. Taste of honey sweetness, vanilla, wood, berries, and a wild, tart finish.