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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

656 Ratings
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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 21
Gots: 93 | 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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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%

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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%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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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%

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uturn, May 16, 2014
Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 656 ratings.