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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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87
very good

724 Ratings
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Ratings: 724
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 26
Gots: 110 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Brooklyn Berg'n on draft. Way too cold when served. Became a solid saison with the brewery's distinctive quality; not funky enough to be among the best.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.85/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BethanyB
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: There is typical saison haziness to the medium yellow body, but still enough clarity to view lively carbonation. The massive head is white and foamy, like melting meringue.

Smell: The amount of spice on the nose almost made me sneeze! And I liked it. Generous helpings of white pepper, coriander, cloves, and nutmeg mix with an even balance of juicy lemons and tangerines. A faint, pale malt aroma wafts in the background. It's scent is of freshly baked French bread.

Taste: Not lifeless, but a bit light. The mild bitterness takes the form of citrus peels, but the actual fruit flavors expected from this style are somewhat masked by the bready malt. The spiciness is not so much in the flavor as it is in the mouthfeel--it creates tingling on the tongue. There Is a general sense of flavorful tension, as if a landslide of deliciousness is being held back by floodgates. Somewhat disappointing, but the potential is apparent.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation contributes to the dryness that is typical for the style. And yet, there is a creamy smoothness that makes this beer more filling. These sensations may sound at odds, but they actually strike quite a nice balance.

Overall: Some strong impressions here, but in terms of flavor, the most important aspect, this beer is straining to meet the mark.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.56/5  rDev -7.5%

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4.96/5  rDev +28.8%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

I bought this to try a Saison and at first I wasn't crazy about it. Tried to make sure it was in the 55 degree range when serving but I think it got colder than I wanted. Which ended up being a pretty important part of this beer. Both my wife and I thought it was okay, until it warmed up a bit and then it was excellent. My recommendation is to make sure you have it in the 55-65 degree range when drinking, not colder.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.16/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz Bottle from Wegmans Dewitt NY for $3

Appearance - Gold colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Breads/grains, lemons, hay/grass, yeast

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains, hops, oranges/lemons, some grass/hay, and yeasty/peppery spice mix.

Overall - Super refreshing and light and delicate. Nothing groundbreaking but a great summer brew and something to pair well with meals.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 724 ratings.