448. Allagash Musette

448. Allagash Musette

This was purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits a few weeks ago. I let this warm to around 45ยบ F and served it in one of my Duvel Tulips.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Allagash Brewing Company
Year: 2006
Alcohol: 10.00%
Serving: Bottle, 750 mL
Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance (4.0): Pours a hazy brownish-red with a fluffy, thick, beige head that thins to a persistent, half-inch layer, leaving heavy lace.

Smell (4.0): Rich sweet caramel malty aroma is predominant, with notes of dark fruits, especially dates. There are also notes of yeast and alcohol.

Taste (3.5): There's a malty and fruity sweetness upfront, followed by a woody flavor and a peppery alcoholic spice. The finish has a mellow bitterness.

Mouthfeel (4.5): High carbonation, creamy and medium to full-bodied.

Drinkability (4.0): Flavorful, with well hidden alcohol.

Overall (3.85): This is the first Wee Heavy that I've assigned a ranking to. The malty flavors are nice and are balanced well by the woodiness and bitterness. If I could find another bottle I would buy it for cellaring, perhaps next year's release.

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