Allagash Sixteen Counties
Allagash Sixteen Counties is a Belgian Pale Ale, 7.3% ABV. This tribute to their home state of Maine is brewed with with malted Maine-grown barley, unmalted Maine-grown red wheat, and Maine-grown organic oats. I originally assumed this contained ingredients from sixteen of Maine’s counties, it tuns out there are only sixteen Maine counties.
This beer pours with a cloudy slightly orange golden color and a big fluffy white head. The aroma has some mildly funky Belgian yeast notes, a good bit of sweet malt, and a little bit of stone fruit as well. All of the malt they sourced for this is paying off with a rich and sweet malt profile that dominates on the taste. Again there is some stone fruits in the flavor (a good bit of cherry), as well as a hint of blueberry, peppery Belgian spice with a touch of clove, and a little bit of citrus hops on the finish. The oats are helping to create a big bigger/fuller mouth-feel for the style.
This is an excellent new year round offering from Allagash, a nice addition to the Belgian inspired line-up they already feature.