Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company
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Ratings: 555 | Reviews: 78 | Display Reviews Only:
3.96/5 rDev +2.6%
P: Murky pale straw body with airy white head that fizzles fast.
S: Great Belgian yeast, lemongrass, lemon, fresh straw, cotton balls, yikes bubblegum, new box of crayons, coriander and grains of paradise.
T/M: Taste follows the nose with a tartness and a nice spicy kick in the background. Vivacious medium body that finishes chalky but smooth.
O: A nice clean saison. Not overly yeasted and a nice earthy tart balance. Good stuff that I would love to stock the fridge with.
04-27-2014 01:23:51 | More by Hopswagger
3.79/5 rDev -1.8%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a willi becher.
Pours a slightly hazy blonde straw with minimal head.
Smells of traditional Belgium yeast and some breadiness.
Tastes nice up front. Tangy, yeasty and tasty. That initial wave of flavor soon dissipates.
Mouthfeel is crisp and dry.
Overall, this was a good beer. If the flavor was a bit stronger and lasted longer on the palate, it would have received higher marks.
04-26-2014 21:38:06 | More by BoldRulerVT
4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
A-What a pretty beer. Clear straw color with a huge, fluffy head. Foamy lacing dots along my glass. The last pour into my glass brings forth the yeast and now the body has become quite cloudy.
S-The label on the beer describes it as rustic and I would say is the perfect word. This beer smells like a genuine, rustic Farmhouse Ale. Light grass, lemon zest and a little bit of white bread.
T-Noticeable, yet refined Belgian-style yeast flavors. Some pepper, grass, cloves, strong lemons, bread and honey. A bit dusty. Kinda has a lemon meringue thing going on. I find the overall blend of flavors to be very true to style.
M-Medium bodied. Finishes dry. Tight bubbles. Yeasty flavor lingers. No booze. Very drinkable.
O-It's almost too standard for its own good but very well made. It's not super cheap and it's only a four pack but I will probably buy this again. I was very pleased with this brew.
04-26-2014 19:02:46 | More by VelvetExtract
4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy golden straw yellow with vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Citrus, grassy, floral, yeasty, vanilla, bready, spicy, apple, and pear.
Taste: same as above with mild bitterness and powder notes. Very tasty and delightful.
Mouthfeel: Medium to high carbonation, semi dry, light bodied, and a little chewy.
Overall: A nice addition to the Allagash lineup. I'll have a few more of these in the near future.
04-25-2014 02:54:45 | More by Flounder57
4.13/5 rDev +7%
Excited to try this new year-round from Allagash as I've always felt a saison would complement their already excellent white, dubble, and triple offerings.
Fills the glass with a pale golden color and capped with a towering white head that doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Impressively fruity right up front on the nose with lots of citrusy lemon notes which give way ever so slightly to a subtle peppery spice note as it opens up.
Tropical fruit notes aren't quite as powerful on the palate, revealing more of an even balance between the yeasty pepper spice and juicy sweet and tart fruit notes. Finishes with just a touch of musty farmhouse character.
Overall, another excellent offering from Allagash. It'll be nice to have another widely available and affordable saison on the shelves along sides the likes of Hennepin and Tank 7.
04-25-2014 01:36:42 | More by Kinsman
3.94/5 rDev +2.1%
Pours pale straw, very cloudy with a creamy dollop of white foam. The head reaches two fingers at apex and the low retention ends up depositing a beautiful sheet of lacing on the glass.
The yeast character billows up a perfume of powder and musty/cheesy funk. Lemon peel, apple skins and grassy hops are dusted over. Mild peppery spices and coriander.
Bready malt, mildly spicy and peppery through the drink with grasses and powder in the finish. Fruity notes bring citrus peel, crisp apple and green pear to the imagination. Clean and crisp finish with low bitterness. Dusty yeast tickles the palate on the aftertaste.
Medium bodied saison, carbonation is tight yet crisp and snappy on the finish. Excellent drying capability and lean alcohol.
Another artfully crafted beer by Allagash, these guys can do no wrong with Belgian styles. Bold yeast presence was a bit more funky and musty than I expected, covers the crisp fruit and spices. Very dry and refreshing.
04-23-2014 01:19:04 | More by rawfish
Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.