Vrienden - Allagash Brewing Company


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Overall: 8.46/10 by 1 dude

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Style: American Wild Ale

ABV: 9.20%

Season: One-Time

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  • Color: Pale Amber
  • Pours slightly cloudy with a white, sticky lacing that leaves behind a bit of lacing as it recedes.

    Aroma is forward funk, really tart. There isn't much else.

    The taste is more of the same: straight tart funkiness.

    Medium body or better. Plenty of spritzy carbonation throughout.

    A nice beer that was fairly one dimensional: tart funk. I assume the age (three years or so in the bottle) has contributed to the tartness consuming this beer. Still, not bad to drink, just slowly. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Monday, November 03, 2014 at 13:05:17
  • Tasted: Monday, November 03, 2014
  • $0.00 for 375 ml bottle
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Beer Notes
  • Vrienden is a collaboration with New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, CO and was brewed in July of 2010. Brewmaster Peter Bouckart worked with us to come up with a recipe to be brewed both at their facility and at ours, with subtle differences in each. Both beers used the same base recipe. The Vrienden- Fort Collins version was brewed with belgian endive and hibiscus flower. The Vrienden- Portland version was brewed with dandelion greens and elderberries. Peter then came to Allagash to assist with the brew itself and, a few weeks later, Jason and Rob went there to help with their brew. The beers were fermented using a blend of New Belgium's Lactobacillus strain and the Allagash Brettanomyces strain.
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