Review – Allagash Four
From Allagash Brewing – Allagash Four is brewed with four malts, four hops, four sugars and four Belgian yeast strains. During the mashing process, we add Date Sugar to the mash tun. Later, during the boil, we add Light Candi, Dark Candi, and Light Golden Molasses. After primary fermentation with the first strain of yeast, we add more Candi Sugar, and referment the beer with a secondary strain of yeast… that process is then repeated with a third strain of yeast, and finally a fourth for bottle conditioning in the cellar. The Allagash Four Ale is presented in a strikingly decorated bottle, and is truly a unique beer!
Allagash Brewing – Four – 750 ml. bottle poured into a goblet. 10% abv. Purchased at Beverages and More, Pasadena, CA.
Appearance: Pours a dark auburn with a pin stripe of white froth.
Aroma: Perfume, mint chocolate, clove, some bread notes, as well as dark fruit notes.
Taste: Booze, bready malt, cherry, wood, dark rum. There is a stream of bitter hops in the background of all mentioned.
Mouthfeel: Puckering and warm like a bold red wine.
Overall: An amazing, complex beer, that should age terrifically.