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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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87
very good

445 Ratings
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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 12
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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2/5  rDev -48.2%

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MaximalC

Illinois

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
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New York

3/5  rDev -22.3%

02-12-2014 03:46:07 | More by MarkJBurch
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.3%

05-04-2014 19:55:43 | More by jbertsch
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New York

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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New York

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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Pennsylvania

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Wisconsin

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
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-11-2014 00:23:06 | More by coombski
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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.