Posted 3 months ago | Beer, Reviews

Allagash Ganache


There’s no denying the fact that I am an Allagash fan boy. I just really love the products they’ve produced through the years – whether it be an annual flagship or a one-off, happy accident. The company just simply knows how to make a damn good beer.

Of course, not everything your favorite brewery makes is going to suite your own personal tastes. And that’s where we’ve fallen with Ganache, a 7.5% ABV dark ale brewed with Brettanomyces and what I can only describe as “all the raspberries” (and a healthy malt bill). This wild beer is whole-heartedly one sided.

Now, Ganache isn’t a bad beer by any means. It provides a nice twang of wild yeast and an appropriate level of moderate fruity tartness. The ale is just so front-loaded with raspberries and that tart trait that the cocoa, bread and grain from the malt backbone don’t stand a chance. I really wanted to taste more of that chocolate influence as outlined on the back of the bottle, but it just isn’t strong enough to break through all that fruit.

Like I said, even your most hallowed of company’s is going to produce a beer you may not prefer. I’m sure that there are plenty of folks out there that love Ganache and, perhaps, hate the beers I particularly enjoy. Regardless, this wild brew certainly provides plenty of interesting talking points and flavor aspects that, if it’s still available, you should check it out for yourself.


Dense and creamy tan head sits atop the opaque, dark brown brew.

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