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Allagash Hive 56*Packaging may vary

Allagash Hive 56

Wild Ale /7.7% ABV / Maine, United States


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Category
Wild Ale
Region
Maine, United States
Type
Craft, Independent Craft Brewer
ABV
7.7%
Suggested Glassware
Snifter/Goblet/Chalice

Product Description

Hive 56 is a dark sour ale aged with honey in an oak foudre for eighteen months. The beer is deep mahogany in color with aromas of strawberries, lemon, and tropical fruit; notes of dark chocolate, raspberries, and figs present themselves upon the first sip, followed by a lingering tartness. We brew this beer with a blend of dark Munich malt, chocolate wheat, midnight wheat, and roasted barley, and hop with Cascade and Northern Brewer. Hive 56 undergoes initial fermentation with our house yeast; we then transfer the beer to a foudre with Brettanomyces bruxellensis and fresh honey from our Allagash beehives. Over the course of the next 18 months, the Brettanomyces transforms the honey, resulting in a beer with bold, roasty flavors, and a hint of tropical fruit.

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