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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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87
very good

726 Ratings
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Ratings: 726
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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice light golden and hazy color that reminds me of a Belgian golden strong ale. Thick thumb length head that dissipates into a thin white lace that orbits the side of the glass. Aroma is fruity; I detect apples and especially pear as well as honey. Taste is spicy and yeasty with a bitter hops and dry finish. Carbonation is lively and prickly on the tongue. Despite the light color, this ale is quite full bodied. A nice saison that I will have again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Yeast roused and added.

A: Hazy golden color. Large-bubbled pillowy white head retains at a half an inch. Wispy lacing.

S: Fruity. overripe bananas, peach, pear, tangerines doughy yeast. Shortbread and walnuts from the malt. Very slightly musty and peppery.

T: Peach and peach skin, pear, apricot, tangerine. Mild tartness. Doughy yeast with a mild musty quality. Peppery middle. Fleeting citrusy hop notes. Herbal hop bitterness clamps down a little middle to back. Quickly drying finish.

M: Light bodied but full. Round and filling in the mouth with a nice creamy texture. Fine and sharp carbonation cuts through and quenches.

O: There's more than enough complexity to keep this beer interesting, but its shining points are its approachabilty and drinkability. While all the hallmarks of the saison style are here, it doesn't stray off in the more musty, funky, or phenolic directions that drive some of the more beloved examples of the style, i.e. Fantome, Dupont, etc. Thats a good thing, as it means the neophyte and veteran beer geek alike can pick this up and find something to like. It's highly quaffable and refreshing to boot. This would be a fine choice year round, but it would make for an especially good summer slugger.

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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.