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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

649 Ratings
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Ratings: 649
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 21
Gots: 92 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

superdoopersauce, May 21, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy straw color. The head is two fingers high, and white in shade. I like how creamy the texture is, though its retention isn't amazing. A goodly amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

S: Nice lemony notes are emanating from the glass. There's a subtle touch of spicing, too - mainly black pepper, but I'm also getting faint coriander touches. It even seems reasonably well hopped, too. Plain and simple, a well done 'basic' saison.

T: Big lemon notes hit the palate first, smoothing out after a while. Each concurrent sip after the first one reveals a bit more of the back end spicing. Black pepper, sage, and coriander, mostly. A bit of candied sugar and vague citrusy hints round out the flavor profile. Not insanely deep, but it doesn't need to be. It has a very long finish that gradually grows in herbal bitterness, and kind of makes me wish I had another bottle. :(

M: I always expect a saison to be dry to the point of evaporating off the tongue - and this almost does that. There's a touch of lingering sweetness post-swallow that keeps this just out of "bone dry" territory. Still, it's light and well carbonated enough to go down oh so easily.

O: This is a well done saison without frills. I could see this being a semi-regular in my fridge - it's refreshing and easy to drink yet satisfyingly flavorful. Nice work, Allagash: the world needs more readily available and inexpensive(ish) saisons not named Hennepin or Tank 7.

ThisWangsChung, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

JGlitz87, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

rabiddawg, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

kaelingirl, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

tedho21, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Gatordaddy, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

comradekyle, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

JVan, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Amalak, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Hopheadjeffery, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

paresis, May 19, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a very pale straw yellow that's just barely hazy enough that you can't see through. Just a little white head and lacing, but enough to lend some creaminess.

S - nose is mild and clean -- not as musty as many farmhouse ales -- and could be described as lemony and herbal, like tea.

T - there's a nice juicy burst of orange zest and lemon over a lightly herbal backdrop, light coriander and white pepper spice as well. Pineapple, lime and vanilla come later. Cracker-y malts and light wheat anchor the beer. Sophisticated and well- structured. Reminds me of Sofie, but less tart.

M - mouthfeel is light and somewhat creamy, but still features a really intriguing prickly effervescence. Finishes dry, as a saison should.

An overall great saison that's juicy, yet dry.

Mongrel, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

siege06nd, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

VeganUndead, May 18, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a globe.

A - Slightly cloudy, orange and yellow hue. Decent head and retention

S - Sour as it hits the nose, wheat, lemongrass and a touch of hops.

T - Follows the nose with a dryness on the finish. Citrus, pale malts and yeast are the prime players.

M - Dry with moderate carbonation. It works well with the brew.

O - An plausible effort from Allagash. Not the best, but not a bad 4 pack to have in the fridge.

mscudder, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Ace1117, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

uturn, May 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

allenson21, May 15, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, bready malt, wheat and some floral hops. Body is full and crisp. Herbal hops, funky yeast, pale malt and citrus fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and bitter. Nice session brew.

mikeg67, May 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 649 ratings.