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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

725 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 725
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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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

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2.76/5  rDev -28.3%
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.

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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 725 ratings.