I was very excited to try out Allagash’s FV 13. Knowing that FV 13 is Allagash’s first foray into foudre beers and I was pretty sure it was going to be a one off that I would never see again. According to the Allagash website FV 13 is a malt heavy base beer fermented with [...]
Allagash Victor is a Belgian Strong Pale Ale. This is the 2012 vintage, enjoyed on June 4th 2013, I believe this has been aged just over 1 year. Brewed with over one hundred pounds of Cabernet franc grapes, this is the counterpart to Victoria (brewed with Chardonnay grapes). This has a fantastic wine/beer like aroma, similar [...]
Allagash Midnight Brett is an American Wild Ale. This beer is so very strange, but still amazing. Pours a dark brown and tastes a lot like cherries and raspberries. There is an odd muted roasted note that is there as well. Not overly sour, if anything this is just slightly tart. I am shocked at how [...]
A review of Allagash James Bean – Curieux tripel, aged in Jim Beam bourbon barrels and augmented with cold press coffee.
Allagash Grand Cru, according to their website, is a spiced winter ale is brewed with a touch of peated malt and spiced with coriander, sweet orange peel and a hint of anise. This is one of those beers that fails to fit perfectly into a style category. If we must give it a label I guess [...]
Allagash Interlude is a Saison/Farmhouse Ale brewed with both a Belgian farmhouse yeast and Brettanomyces. A portion of the Interlude is then aged in French Merlot and Sirah oak barrels. This is a limited annual release available in kegs and 750ml bottles. This review is of the 2012 vintage poured from a keg at Green Truck [...]
Allagash Hugh Malone is a Belgian IPA and is a limited annual release. From the Allagash website: “Hugh Malone is a tribute to responsible agricultural practices and informed consumption. Allagash Brewing Company donates $1 from every bottle of Hugh Malone sold, to the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA), the country’s oldest and largest state [...]
Allagash Confluence is an American Wild Ale that the Allagash website refers to as a Dry Hopped Golden Ale. This uses a mix of a Belgian yeast strain and Brett and is then aged in stainless steel tanks. Bready and semi sweet, with a pinch of spice and funk. Very dry but pretty refreshing overall. Really [...]
Lee, Raymond and I sat down recently to record a podcast (mostly) about Allagash Brewing. During the podcast we sampled Fluxus 2011 and the highly sought after Coolship Resurgam. The podcast should be available September 21st 2012. Allagash Coolship Resurgam: This Gueuze is a barrel aged beer that is a blend of both old and young unfruited [...]
Review of Allagash Yakuza Beer – consumed via keg at Green Truck Pub in Savannah GA. Dry-hopped tripel.