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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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87
very good

654 Ratings
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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 21
Gots: 91 | 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 Stevedore:
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3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Light yellow body, hazy and cloudy with a one finger white head with fine retention, not much lacing.

S- Smells sweet- lots of pale malts, quite a bit of spicy yeast character. A bit of floral and earthy aromas.

F- Bready pale malt, Belgian candied sugar, yeast spices (e.g. clove), grassy and earthy hop notes. On the sweet side.

M- Medium bodied, substantial but not particularly large in body. Good carbonation, feels effervescent, not hard to drink.

O- A fine example of a saison but not one that I have come to prefer. I prefer a cleaner, tarter and less sweet type of saison. This is way too sweet for me.

Stevedore, May 04, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of MadScientist
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%

PressFastF0rward, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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

Hairrrrrrrr, Mar 22, 2014
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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%

briandaube, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Jess-T-girl, Oct 08, 2014
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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.