Allagash Hugh Malone

Purchased this one back in November 2007 in Greensboro, NC, USA. I had one bottle around Christmas time and decided to pop this one open to see how it had changed. I don’t mind my IPA’s with a little age on them, and coupled with the Belgian aspect, I felt this would be a good candidate to put a few months on – luckily, I was right.
750 mL corked & caged affair that opens with a big “pop”. Poured into the Val-Dieu chalice it sits as a rust colored body. The head disappears very quickly to leave no lace, and only the slightest of fine film on the surface of the brew.
Mouthfeel is quite carbonated,bordering on fizzy. The nose reveals simple Belgian character but little of the hops that the style suggests.
The taste too is mainly Belgian candy and yeasts, with only a hint of the hop bitterness in the end. Obviously this may be because of the age on this beer, but I still like it. Finish is dry and simple. A little orange peel in the finish as well.
Refreshing and tasty, and easy beer to drink.

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04/20/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.5 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4.5
Total: 3.93
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