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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

724 Ratings
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Ratings: 724
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 26
Gots: 110 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Allagash Saison is our interpretation of a classic Belgian farmhouse style. It is a golden hued beer, brewed with a 2-Row blend, malted rye, oats and dark Belgian candi sugar. Saison is hopped with Tettnang, Bravo and Cascade hops. Fermented with a traditional saison yeast strain, Saison exhibits notes of spice and tropical fruit in the aroma. Citrus and a peppery spice dominate the flavor and make way for a pleasant malt character. Saison is full bodied with a remarkably dry finish.

(Beer added by: MichaelAllenVT on 12-13-2013)
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Beer Authority last week before the NCAA's at the Garden. I wanted something that wasn't too strong and would be suitable for the slowly-warming weather that we're experiencing this time of the year. This fit the bill perfectly as it was good for sipping slowly without being too strong or spicy. It wasn't weak either, as the peppery notes kept this full without reminding me of a pure Farmhouse or even a Pumpkin Ale.

The appearance to this was what I expected it to be, as this had a opaque, golden hue to go along with the solid head and lacing that left gorgeous rings after my first few sips. They weren't as noticeable further down but those first two or three stood present from start to finish, as they dried and left their mark along the top of my pint glass. Lots of pepper in the nose, to go along with the clove and hint of citrus that rounded out the aroma, but in the taste, all of that was reinforced by a good helping of candied sugar.

Although not a session beer technically, the alcohol was low enough and not very noticeable that I could have had another in my sitting, had I not been in a place with tons of good offerings on tap. This was great at having the sugar and spice of a Belgian beer with a fair amount of American hops, making it a hybrid of sorts. Tasty and unoffensive, this was something that I enjoyed and would love to see brewed more, since it was unique enough to stand out amongst the Hefe's and Belgian Whites that are so popular this time of the year.

More User Reviews:
Photo of MadScientist
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A slightly hazy, pale yellow beer that pours with a finger of rocky, white head. The head leaves light lacing on the glass.

Moderate phenols of black pepper and some smoke blend with a light fruit and pils malt to make up most of the aroma. There is a moderate hops aroma that is earthy and spicy like Saaz.

The taste mirrors the aroma with the spice and a light smoke dominating, followed by a moderate amount of light colored fruit and touch of pils malt sweetness then moving to a dry finish. There is a moderate hops bitterness and a low, spicy hops flavor that complaints the yeast derived flavors.

A light bodied beer with a strong level of carbonation.

A spicy and slighty smoky saison.

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In my snifter this beer was a hazy yellow color. There was a tiny white head.

Aroma was citrus, floral, and spicy.

Lemon taste. Sweet bread. Cinnamon. A good amount of funk.

Nice mouthfeel, dominated by the spice. Enjoyable. I will buy this again. Nice 4 pack.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Very floral and fruity. I see this as being above average, but I have had better in the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Had on tap at the Publican, Chicago
Fruity nose: citrus, peach, tropical.
Hazy straw under a thick, moussey foam cap - lacy.
Fruity, spicy palate: citrus, tropical fruits, shot of pepper on the finish
Very creamy, medium body, medium high carbonation, very easy to drink.

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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.