Allagash Four

Allagash Four

Rated 3.746 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Allagash Brewing Company

Portland, ME, United States

Style:  Abbey Quadrupel

10% Alcohol by Volume

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A unique new beer from Allagash, Allagash Four; a one-of-a-kind ale made from four malts, four varieties of hops, four natural sugars, and it's fermented – that's right – four times!

ID: 10442 Last updated 17 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank792
Overall Percentile98.5
Style Rank13 of 250
Style Percentile94.8
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.816
Weighted Score3.746
Standard Deviation0.444

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  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 4.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Dark amber with a beige head. Aroma contains figs, caramel, cherries, nuts, and spices. The flavor is malty and complex with tons of spices. Some alcohol shows up in the finish. Overall great for this cold ass day or any day.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottled. Hazy ambery brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is raisins, wood, resins, mild yeast and also being rather strong on the malty times. Flavour is rather siilar along with alcohol and some syrupy notes. Gets more balanced and bodied once it warms up a bit.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This is one of the best of the Allagash beers I have had so far, although still not worth the price. This is the lightest Abbey Quad I have ever seen, a lighter reddish-brown than most. Aroma was dark malt, caramel, plums, and spples. Flavour is a little on teh sour side...certaionly not as sweet as other Quads.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours a semi-translucent honey golden with a thick, fine-bubbled, pale yellow-cream head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty and slightly sweet. Richly fruity flavor has hints of yeast, malt and honey - quite tasty. Lively, tingly, fizzy, sassy texture leaves a nice honey-sweet but not cloying finish.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours out in a hazy brownish amber colour with a low creamy white foam. Dark, deep, fruity and yeasty aroma of figs, black cherries, brown sugar, sweet licorice and raisins. Full bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Flavour of of figs, raisins, brown sugar, salty licorice, yeast, almonds and black cherries. Long warming finish of pepper, black cherries, brown sugar, prunes and alcohol. Total score is Four.

  • SUDSMCDUFF 3781 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Dark orange .. very good appearance ... caramel syrup smell .. strangely sweet, not as dark fruited as most quads .. mellow for the abv ... gentleman, is a fruity bitch ... Wishlist cross-off: put on originally 9/7/2007

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    pours thick and a little lighter opaque brown than in the picture above. the aroma is nice. spicy and sweet. the mouthfeel thick. the flavor complex and spicy, but didn't stand out. good, not great.

  • BOSOXBRENT 227 reviews
    rated 3.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Ugh...I wanted to like this one. Allagash White is one of my favorite brews of all time and I figured this one would fall in line with their other products. Maybe I was expecting too much. Maybe I shouldn't have set the Allagash bar so high. For some reason Allagash came up short of excellent in my mind on the "Four".

    I had this one at Max's on Broadway in Baltimore, MD. I was very excited to see something different from Allagash on tap that I had never had before. The beer was poured into a goblet. It was a nice dark amber color with a very light head on it. This head quickly shot away and left no lacing behind when drinking it. The aroma was that of alcohol, yeast, and sugar (maybe brown sugar).

    The drink was slightly better than OK. There was a nice medium body to it with a good deal of carbonation. Not unexpected, but the taste was that of some strong alcohol mixed with some raisins and malt. It was slightly better than OK, but I think I expected more here. I've had better "Quads" in the past.

    Bottomline, I liked this but not loved, hence the slightly above average marks. I am curious to see how this one tastes out of the bottle. I might be willing to give this one a second chance in the future, but only if I'm in a "Quad" mood and there's nothing Belgian-based in the fridge.

  • STALEYIV 1405 reviews
    rated 4.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Well, I dropped by a local packy on the way home today from Atlanta and picked this fine ale up given the fact Allagash is new to Georgia. Aroma on this brew is aromatic with some banana overtones as well as some yeastiness on the nose with some light, caramelized fruits coming through as well with some Belgain candy sugar and spices and is very nice. Appearance is a deep mahogany in color with burgundy overtones and glows when held to the light with a full head on top that is a light-tan in color and creamy and frothy and remains without dissipation. Mouthfeel is full-bodied and creamy with tons of Belgian complexity as well as tremendous balance with a palate that is clean and full and pretentious and is spot on like a true Belgian quad. Flavor is full of fruity esters with some dark candy sugar with and aftertaste that is of caramel malt and sweetness with a finish that is clean and sharp and does seem to have some dark cherry or port overtones with maybe even some woody or oaky nuiances. Overall, an absolutely perfect example of a Belgian quad and and smooth looking ale here with not much alcohol noticeable and quite possibly could use some age to smooth it out; recommended!

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    So 4x4x4x4 equals...what? All the different malts, hops, and fermentation couldn't keep this beer from being mediocre. It suffers like a lot of Allagash beers do from mediocrity. There's no complexity in either the nose or the palate to seperate this beer from the others.

    The nose is musty sweet, dark fruits, perfumey with a subtle clove kick to it. Appearance is medium amber in color, with a small white head. Mouthfeel lacks any smoothness. Flavor is lightly fruity, some sweet caramel malts, and brown sugar. It's missing any complexity to have this stand out. Drinkable, but barely.

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