Allagash Musette

$12.99 from Jax, Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA, USA. Corked & Caged 750 mL bottle. Decent pop on opening. March 2008 bottling, apparently 650 cases were bottled. In the Duvel tulip is produces a thin, creamy surface head. No lace on the glass.
Nose seems like a classic Belgian Dark with plenty of candied sugar notes with a little touch of yeast.
Interesting brew this one from all kinds of angles.
The BA database has this as Wee Heavy/Scotch, and the color (a deep mahogany), and the slightly sweet, mildly smoked tastes suggest this is true. However, it seems like the yeast strain and sweet sugars still manage to add the classic, Allagash Belgian influence.
The next thing I’m interested in is the oaking. Generally I’m not to keen on Oak Aged stuff, but this seems VERY mild in that department, and it has the effect of creating a warmth in the alcohol and a pleasing bitterness at the end of the drink. Nice.
Interesting. Finishes with a touch more smoke and a warming alcoholic rush and the residual sugar is left. Tasty.
Probably my least favorite of the Victor, Victoria and Musette range but still a very nice beer.

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06/01/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 10.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4.05
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