Allagash Rosa

Enjoyed this one as part of the 11th Anniversary celebrations with Lance, Dave, Mike et al at The Brick Store, Decatur, GA, USA yesterday.
Significantly orange body with a limited amount of head and lace. It actually appeared that the glassware was seriously affecting the head and lace; the Allagash stemmed glass produced some nice attributes while other glasses did not do the appearance justice. Clouded body beneath the varying amounts of head.
Plenty of Brett in the nose, but it never really cuts in until the finish where it was really quite acidic. Pretty much what you would expect from the style but lacked a touch of body and presence for me. Light yeast character also. The variation in appearance summed up the whole beer for me – just a bit hit & miss, as if it were not “quite” there.
Most people drinking this thought that it was fantastic. I really enjoyed it, but I still felt it was a little on the edgy side of things. Maybe it needed a tad more time, or perhaps the journey had not been kind to the brew, but either way it felt like it was a really good beer that was performing just below its best. Almost a great beer.

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06/20/2008
Format:
on-tap
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 3.7
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