Tag Archives: Allagash

ALLAGASH PASTICHE BARREL-AGED ALE

Sublimely soft-toned Belgian strong ale (or souped-up amber ale) aged in rye, vermouth, port, rum, bourbon, red wine, gin and brandy barrels brings subtle complexities to the fore as recessive oak tannins create lightly vinous backdrop for caramelized dark fruiting. Black cherry, sugared fig, red grape, green raisin and plum illusions soak up brandied rum sweetness contrasting Scotch whiskey dryness.

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ALLAGASH LITTLE BRETT

On tap at Sogo, pale-yellowed sour ale drapes mild brettanomyces musk atop cologne-perfumed lemon balm and herbal lemongrass-basil-oregano conflux. Tart lemon-dropped mandarin orange, green apple, tangerine and pineapple illusions receive barnyard-dried wild oats, spelt and alfalfa minerality. In the can, dry Mosaic hop tropicalia gains perfumed lemon balming, vinous green grape souring and funky herbal respite.

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ALLAGASH SIXTEEN COUNTIES ALE

Well-balanced bottle conditioned Belgian pale ale shines brightly as sunnily perfumed grapefruit-peeled lemon rind bittering gains fungi-like Belgian yeast musk, white-peppered sea salting and sage-tinged lemongrass herbage to contrast sweet candi-sugared orange peel tang, creamy vanilla sweetness and wispy floral dab. Orange-bruised banana daiquiri sedation caresses subsidiary lemon meringue, mango, peach, pear and honeydew illusions at the dewy cereal-honeyed bottom.

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ALLAGASH EMILE

Leathery wine-barreled French-styled aperitif places vinous grape tannins alongside sourer brettanomyces funk, rustic rosewood bittering, musty cheesecloth gauzing and lactic yogurt reticence. Oaken cherry tartness, lemon-limed cranberry pucker, raspberry vinaigrette snips and wispy elderberry tones help reinforce delicate white wheat bed.

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