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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 21
Gots: 93 | 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 LambicPentameter:
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3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with what seems to be a Julian date code to indicate when it was bottled. If so, then this one was bottled on April 2nd, 2014. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a great hazy straw yellow color that allows just enough light to pass through to give it some different hues. Straw, lemon, and even some faint amber where the two finger head shadows the body. The head is bright white and active, retaining for just long enough to be picturesque before fading to a half finger high doughnut of foam around the sides of the glass and faint lacing.

Smell - Pretty standard-smelling American made saison, with rustic notes of whole grain and hay coming through with some faint citrus zest brightness and white pepper spice to add some depth. There is also an underlying spice profile from the saison yeast.

Taste - At first, the taste is kinda boring--rustic grain and light spice with just a hint of lemon zest and white pepper. But as it warms up, just a little bit--not too much, the flavors sort of blend together to create a nice, easy-drinking saison that isn't boring at all. While I love me a good hoppy saison, this one is well done and allows the grain and yeast to shine without letting them overrun your palate.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and moderate carbonation provide for a light and refreshing feel on the tongue. Just enough carbonation to be active on the tongue.

Overall, a solid, if not mind-blowing saison. As far as standard (no extra hops, no additives, no souring) saisons go, I'd probably reach for this one over most, but the shelves it sits on are just a bit too far away for me to reach with any regularity. Still, Allagash knows how to do some Belgian styles. I'm a bit surprised the only recently started brewing a saison.

LambicPentameter, Jun 27, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

MadScientist, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

lordofthewiens, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Jared14, Aug 14, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

Doomcifer, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JakerLou, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Beerswag, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

tigg924, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

GreenMountainBoy, Apr 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

JC333, May 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

BrandonMichaud, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

tylerbrowe, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ccurrid, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Janeinma, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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.

pat61, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Mantooth, Jul 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

sourdog, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

doremite, Dec 17, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +14%

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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.