It’s not often that I say this: this beer was great.
When this beer was suggested to me, I was a bit apprehensive to pay $17 for a 750ML bottle of beer but was told it is good. Her description sounded like a review for a Tom Yorke album and again, I was sold.
My first impressions of this bottle made me think I was in for a treat. There are not many beers that I try that are left in bourbon barrels and the normal progression follows: I like aged beer; I like bourbon; This should be great. How large of an understatement this was.
The beer is aged in Jim Bean barrels then blended with a Tripel. This combination creates a mix that is not only delicious but also unique. It has a golden color that is not only inviting but also gives off the aroma of banana bread, scotch, and some oak. It’s flavor has some vanilla, spice, dark liquor, with a small bit of citrus on the finish. The 11% ABV hit me in the face after my first glass and reminded me of it’s presence. It was happy reminder.
This is the kind of beer I wish could be an every day drinker but it’s a bit expensive. I don’t know if they would ever sell this in kegs but I would definitely have this in my house on tap.
In summation, I want this beer to be apart of my life as much as financially possible. The flavor and alcohol put it in my top 5 beers, which is a high place to be in my life.
- Allagash White, Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, Maine (brewbloggers.wordpress.com)
- Allagash FV 13 – How I learned to stop worrying and love the bacteria (beerbecue.wordpress.com)
- Allagash Brewing Company – Interlude 2012 (samhknowles.wordpress.com)