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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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600 Ratings
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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 19
Gots: 74 | 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 lunarbrew:
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

lunarbrew, May 05, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +6.5%

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 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%

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 17, 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 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

JC333, May 24, 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
Photo of pat61
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, Saturday at 04:30 PM
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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 23, 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%

butters_mcgee, Sep 01, 2014
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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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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%

Appearance (4/5): Very hazy goldenrod, bright white fluffy head, stays at 1 finger after dissipating from a towering three-finger-plus stack of foam.

Smell (3.75/5): Lots of crisp lemon, an herbal lemongrass tone, hay-like, some black pepper–a very traditional, solid smelling saison. Having said that, it doesn't wow me, and I don't get much of the more assertive hop profile Allagash is going for by using American hop varietals.

Taste (4/5): Right off the bat, noticeably more citrus flavor than your normal saison–lemon, lemon zest, biting pink grapefruit rind. Glad those American hops show up and flex nicely. At mid-mouth, the beer veers back toward the traditional flavor profile of a saison, becoming grassy and herbal with an arugula like spiciness and a nice malt sweetness, which serves to bring nice balance to the brew. Finishes dry and on the citrusy bitter side with plenty of spice. Really well balanced flavors, nicely rustic.

Mouthfeel (4.25/5): The mouthfeel is where Allagash nails it–perfect high carbonation, silky smooth and a tad creamy (undoubtedly a byproduct of the wise decision to bottle condition ). Medium body and a dryness that, to me, is perfect for a saison.

Overall (4.25/5): Allagash Saison is an extremely solid example of the saison style, though quite traditional despite the use of more assertive, citrusy American hops. (Some may say just a little too "safe". To that barb I retort: MY LEVEL OF CONCERN IS AT ZERO.) Allagash has created of beer of exceptional balance–its tart citrus, peppery spice, herbal, and grassy flavors work in concert to produce a decently complex flavor profile. And all of these flavors are complemented by the excellent carbonation level, smooth feel, and dry finish. Very enjoyable even though it does not push boundaries.

hagbergl, May 29, 2014
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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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