Style: Saison & Farmhouse Ales

ABV: 9.7

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 3

Allgash Brewing Company Astrid

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What the brewers say

“A bright golden color with assertive aromas of spice, bread crust, apple, and fennel seed. Citrus, oak, and anise give way to warm vanilla notes followed by a slightly tart finish.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Fresh. Some citrus notes, with stone fruit, a nice peach character up front, and a light pineapple, apricot, banana, and mango note. A touch of funk as it warms that adds a nice level of complexity.”

Flavor: “Lots of juiciness and sweetness up front, like cane sugar, but with a healthy amount of tartness to keep it balanced. Stone fruits with some wine, oak, orange, and slight lemon. A bit of malt, but also some corn chip notes from young Brett. Moderate-to-low carbonation, a touch of tannic character for body, and a Sweet Tarty flavor that lingers.”

Overall: “A lot of sugar-like sweetness in this beer. The funk is nice but moderate, with some citrus and fruity notes that add to the beer. A tasty beer with a lot of fun, bright flavors that could probably use a little more time to round out. The tannins in the finish help balance, but the low carbonation is a bit disappointing.”

What our editors thought



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