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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Saison AleAllagash Saison Ale

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very good

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Ratings: 756
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 29
Gots: 126 | 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:
Beer added by: MichaelAllenVT on 12-13-2013

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz stubby bottle sealed with

poured into SP wine stem.

Appearance: Hazy pale yellow bodied beer almost lighter than yellow. like the color of lemonade. Bone white head that makes almost 3 fingers of head. Great staying power and leaving a serious thick lacing behind. Evertually dropping to a thick cap that never really leaves until there is no more beer underneath the beers head.

Smell: Citrusy lemon note that almost comes across in the aroma as a mild tartness. Lots of wheat malts. Hints of banana, a general fruitness, clove, and spicy / peppery yeast. Great balance and a complex nose!

Taste: Just like the nose lemons right of the bat that has a very mild tartness. Next is banana, white pepper, clove, and spicy belgian yeast. Floral and grassy hops with light bitterness. Maybe even a bit of farmhouse funk going on here. Wet and slightly rotten hay that adds some bready and grainy malt flavors with a slight sweetness that balances the hops and yeast flavors that were originially uncontested at the beginning of this beers flavor profile. Zesty and tangy in the best possible way.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation levels. Very clean beer and quite refreshing. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Semi dry finish. Really really drinkable saison.

Overall: This beer is a stand out example of a Saison. It is a true benchmark for its respective beer style. It is also an easy to aquire shelf beer that is reasonably priced. A very, very under rated saison in my personal opinion. Allagash really knocked this beer out of the park; its a home run! Allagash Saison is running on all cylinders: It smells really really good. The flavor is balanced and complex. The mouthfeel is pretty exceptional. Its a classy beer that is a great stand alone on hot day to quench your thirst or a perfect companion for snacking with cheese & crackers or your beer to go with a full course meal. I am definately grabbing another 4 pack of this beer very soon because the other 3 bottles from the 4pack will not last very long.

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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A good take on a Saison. The yeast and all important funk are present. Initial pour is a clear light gold with a medium size bubbly white head. A subsequent hard pour produces a more cloudy light gold color. Lacing is light and spotty. Head retention is average.

The aroma is fairly prominent, lemony with some Belgian yeast and some funk.

Taste is similar. A little lemon yest, light spicing and Belgian yeast and moderate barnyard "funk".

Mouthfeel is rich and crisp. The funkiness is just right.

A solid American take on a Saison. Well worthwhile

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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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
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