Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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2.76/5 rDev -28.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Pours a translucent straw color with about an inch of white froth substantiated by coarse bubbles. Streams of carbonation rise vigorously throughout the glass. The aroma is surprisingly vague, bordering on nonexistent. A close inspection reveals some citrus and grain, with a pinch of spice.
The taste is similarly timid. There's a little lemon, some wheat, grassy hops, Belgian yeast, and a touch of clove or coriander. To be honest, carbonation is probably the most palpable component. The mouthfeel is thin and seltzery. It wouldn't be unfair to say this brew tastes cheap and watered down, like a macrobrew interpretation of a saison.
This was quite a disappointment coming from Allagash. I enjoy the vast majority of their beers and assumed this would be no different, but I was sadly mistaken. It's not bad, but it's a mere shadow of what it could (and should) be considering the pedigree.
Serving type: bottle
06-16-2014 23:40:08 | More by MaximalC
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.
Serving type: bottle
05-04-2014 20:45:22 | More by Stevedore
Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.