Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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87
very good

739 Ratings
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Ratings: 739
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 26
Gots: 116 | 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 philbe311:
Photo of philbe311
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - An active cascading pour yields a slightly late to develop two fingers worth of crisp bone white colored frothy goodness... Respectable retention gives way to a more creamy thick veil of lacing with a bit of a rocky top... Loaded with carbonation some of which is moderate paced and some of which is briskly paced, some of which moves in streaks and some of which moves randomly throughout... The color is a vibrant golden orange... There is a slight haziness suspended throughout...

S - Very pleasant but somewhat subdued... The Belgian yeastiness is at the forefront... The next dominant players are a mix of orange and lemon zest... Some sweet citrus as well... There are a lot of grassy and wheat notes as well... A rich spiciness lingers beneath the surface and adds a nice layer of depth and complexity...

T - A dry Belgian yeast presence to start... Orange zest... Crisp cracked wheat... Some fresh cut grass notes... A nice layer of spicy goodness... A slight peppery kick on the finish...

M - Starts light and fluffy, but this one really is on the fuller side of medium bodied... Crisp and rather dense... Loaded with prickly carbonation... Finishes with a bit of a dryness that continues to crescendo...

D - A rather enjoyable Americanized saison... Outstanding appearance and aroma, but the rest is a bit rough around the edges... Not bad my any means, but there are several other excellent Saisons that are easily obtained...

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%

Photo of tigg924
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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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 739 ratings.