Allagash Currant Affair
Allagash Currant Affair is an American Wild Ale. From the website: A dark sour, aged for 2 years in oak and an additional 2 years in stainless with 1.2 lbs of local currants per gallon. Currant Affair had a mixed fermentation with Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus and a traditional ale yeast.
This pours with a dark red/brown color, with a nice sour aroma of raisins and cherries. Things start with some pure SweeTart but it’s also very earthy at the same time. There is a good bit of big (but not sweet) dried dark fruits in the taste as well. Getting a nice touch of lactic sourness on the finish. A bit more challenging than normal from Allagash on the taste (or maybe I’ve been now spoiled by the perfection of Farm To Face!), but an interesting and tasty beer all around.
This was easily my favorite offering from our Big Sexy Beer Night we held at Your Pie a couple of weeks ago. Big thanks to Paul for hunting down a keg!