Allagash Odyssey Vintage 2009
From Allagash – We have been aging a portion of the beer in New American Medium Toast Oak, and a portion in Stainless steel. We will then blend the beers to taste, and bottle condition. The beer will have spent over 6 months aging in the oak and steel at the brewery!
Allagash Brewing – Allagash Odyssey Vintage 2009, Enjoyed Winter 2010 750 ml bottle poured into a goblet. 10.4% abv. Purchased at Whole Foods Market Arroyo Pasadena, CA.
Appearance: Pours a cola brown with a thin ring of head.
Aroma: Super faint banana, really not much nose on this pour.
Taste: Sweet, spicy toasty wheat, banana, slight earthy wood note finishing with some hop spice.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied modest carbonation.
Overall: The beer is balanced, but really underwhelming for such a fancy expensive beer. I’m wondering if this would pack more of a punch fresh. I’m not looking for an unbalanced mess, but I was looking for something far more bold. There are plenty of other Allagash beers I would pluck off the shelf before this one.