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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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87
very good

467 Ratings
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Ratings: 467
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 13
Gots: 48 | 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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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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New York

5/5  rDev +29.9%

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etoimazo

Connecticut

4.9/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- thick, meringue-like head atop golden-colored ale with bottle-conditioned cloudiness

Aroma- fresh orange and coriander characteristic of Saison

Taste- perfect for a Saison: balanced and refreshing, starting orangey-sweet, finishing with some bitterness and a dry aftertaste on the roof of the mouth

Mouthfeel- considerably rich body for 6.1% ABV, softly carbonated

Overall- Allagash does it again! Like their White and their Dubbel, their Saison is perfectly in style and hard to improve upon

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 21:47:00 | More by etoimazo
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dllman25

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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Bubbalito

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No sports on yet at the bar so here goes my first review.

Allagash Saison on tap poured into a tulip glass

A- golden yellow straw color with little head and a nice lacing as I'm drinking

S- earthy and light with some citrus

T- slightly bitter, grqpefruit citrus, straw, strong up front and mellows out nicely

M- juicy at first with a semi dry finish that coats the tongue

O- great saison, love the bit of fruitiness and dry finish, super drinkable, Allagash nails another style, this is the first time I've seen this but hopefully not the last

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2014 23:44:24 | More by DerekMorgan
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dmachado

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Massachusetts

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Massachusetts

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Maine

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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New Hampshire

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Maine

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Maine

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

a: Light, bright, effervescent golden; poured with a massive, fluffy white head.

s: Peppery yeast, hay, light sulfury mineral, and some grassy hops.

t: Very dry, just the way I like them. Earthy grains and slightly fruity yeast up front. I tasted lemon as well. This has a long, peppery bite at the end with a touch of hoppiness.

m: Just incredibly light and airy.

o: Fantastic domestic saison, as expected.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 22:13:52 | More by DIM
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz stubby bottle sealed with

poured into SP wine stem.

Appearance: Hazy pale yellow bodied beer almost lighter than yellow. like the color of lemonade. Bone white head that makes almost 3 fingers of head. Great staying power and leaving a serious thick lacing behind. Evertually dropping to a thick cap that never really leaves until there is no more beer underneath the beers head.

Smell: Citrusy lemon note that almost comes across in the aroma as a mild tartness. Lots of wheat malts. Hints of banana, a general fruitness, clove, and spicy / peppery yeast. Great balance and a complex nose!

Taste: Just like the nose lemons right of the bat that has a very mild tartness. Next is banana, white pepper, clove, and spicy belgian yeast. Floral and grassy hops with light bitterness. Maybe even a bit of farmhouse funk going on here. Wet and slightly rotten hay that adds some bready and grainy malt flavors with a slight sweetness that balances the hops and yeast flavors that were originially uncontested at the beginning of this beers flavor profile. Zesty and tangy in the best possible way.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation levels. Very clean beer and quite refreshing. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Semi dry finish. Really really drinkable saison.

Overall: This beer is a stand out example of a Saison. It is a true benchmark for its respective beer style. It is also an easy to aquire shelf beer that is reasonably priced. A very, very under rated saison in my personal opinion. Allagash really knocked this beer out of the park; its a home run! Allagash Saison is running on all cylinders: It smells really really good. The flavor is balanced and complex. The mouthfeel is pretty exceptional. Its a classy beer that is a great stand alone on hot day to quench your thirst or a perfect companion for snacking with cheese & crackers or your beer to go with a full course meal. I am definately grabbing another 4 pack of this beer very soon because the other 3 bottles from the 4pack will not last very long.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 07:23:45 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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JLSIV

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Straw colored and hazy, pour nice two finger head, and that was from a growler! This one looks great

Clean earthy smell with a hint of hops and wheat. I didn't get any fruitiness at first, but I seldom do. Very bright aroma though

Nice and dry, with a little hop to the back of the mouth. I will be getting this one a lot more. I always liked the dry beers, and this one does not disappoint

Medium body with a great cleansing sense. I am new to the saison style so I really can't compare it within its class, but I like it

My first beer from Allagash, once again, go with a craft or smaller local brew and you can't miss. Good Yankee beer.

Serving type: growler

07-06-2014 19:31:30 | More by JLSIV
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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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