Allagash James And Julie
Allagash James And Julie is an American Wild Ale that is called “a sour brown ale” on the label, 7.7% ABV. From the Allagash website: …[fermented] with our house yeast strain. It then ages for two years on stainless steel with our own blend of Lactobacillus and Pediococcus cultures. I missed out on picking up a bottle of this, big thanks to Raymond for sharing the bottle he got his hands on.
The beer pours with a rich amber color that has some orange hues to it, a few bits of sediment found it’s way into the three glasses this was poured into. The aroma has an incredibly intense sourness to it; the best way I can describe it, and I mean this in the best way, is nail polish remover. This sour ale is simple in flavor, but complex in sourness. My palate is on a roller coaster ride of sour intensity that ends on an apple cider vinegar finish.
This isn’t a complex sour ale, but for me the simplicity and purity of this sour is is amazing.