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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

608 Ratings
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Ratings: 608
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 20
Gots: 77 | 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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2/5  rDev -48.2%

chippo33, Jan 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

stevenmgreenwood, Jun 17, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

ScottieDog, Jul 04, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Excelled clean ale with a nice finish. Balanced nuance of spice mixed with the distinctive Belgian ale bite
Fruity front mixed with a low hop essence
I want another

delapowicz, Sep 07, 2014
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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.

MaximalC, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

MarkJBurch, Feb 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

JTO_Read_PA, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

GuitarIPA, Jul 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

WckdVbz, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

JAeiou, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

jbertsch, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

vfgccp, Jun 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

mrmitsui29, May 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

modidia, Apr 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

deapokid, Aug 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

lunarbrew, May 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Ncpogs, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Kyrojack, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

chrishensley, Jun 30, 2014
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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.

Stevedore, May 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

acurtis, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

reaganrvltn, Jun 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

BTraylor, Aug 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

MrIncognito, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Dave_Treat, Jun 30, 2014
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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 608 ratings.