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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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87
very good

463 Ratings
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Ratings: 463
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 13
Gots: 48 | 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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MasterfulIdiot

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Riedel tulip. A soft pour produces a gorgeously huge white cap of foam. The liquid is a super pale yellow, and is almost transparent. There are tons of bubbles quickly rising up through it.

Aroma is pretty complex - lots of little smells going on in there. There's a citrusy lemon tartness, a peppery spiciness, some dark fruit - plums maybe, a bit of floral-ness, and a nice full-bodied Belgian yeasty smell wrapping it all up. Plus a lot of other things that I can't really articulate.

Taste follows the nose. All the flavors mentioned above are there, with the addition of a pleasant tartness accompanied by the kind of mineral-ly flavor I get from Cantillon Gueuze.

Mouthfeel is just wonderfully silky. Relatively thick, with a nice, moderately dry finish.

Overall, really great Saison. This'll be nice to have available year-round!

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 01:55:00 | More by MasterfulIdiot
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Bwagner1122

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-27-2014 00:49:41 | More by Bwagner1122
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really excited about this new one from Allagash. When everyone is churning out (delicious) IPAs, they stay true and release a straight up Saison. Poured from bottle into tulip. Awesome 3 finger white head on top of a super hazy hay color. Look is amazing! Smells of wheaty, peppery, classic saison horse aromas...
taste of lemony, wheaty, spicy pepper, slight hop, bready...just so much going on. Nice hop bitterness. amazing dry mouthfeel...its full and dry. Almost perfect.
Overall, this is a fantastic brew. Will happily be purchasing this often.
This is what the market needs - an amazing, year round, moderately priced saison.
Cheers and thanks Allagash!

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 23:45:57 | More by DrinkSlurm
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CoolEthan

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-26-2014 14:13:23 | More by CoolEthan
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akang

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-26-2014 06:31:40 | More by akang
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-26-2014 05:16:24 | More by SocalKicks
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy straw yellow color with a fingers worth of head that sticks around as a very thin cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Very fruity with some spicy esters . Lemon stands out as well as some wheat malts. Not too yeasty

T: More yeasty than the nose. Starts off with the fruitiness and spices and goes into the wheat and lemon notes. Some phenolics come out in the middle. Some bitterness finds its way into the finish as well

M: Medium bodied with plenty of prickly carbonation. Maybe a little too carbonated

O: I'm surprised it took Allagash this long to put out a year-round saison. Regardless, this is a solid brew just in time for the warmer weather. Nice and easy to drink, and quite refreshing. Definitely worth trying if you're into Allagash

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 05:10:29 | More by BEERMILER12
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-26-2014 01:04:59 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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TheMaineBeerGuy

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-26-2014 01:01:36 | More by TheMaineBeerGuy
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-25-2014 21:40:36 | More by ThatsThatDude
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-25-2014 19:52:45 | More by buckyp
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brewsclues

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-25-2014 16:48:25 | More by brewsclues
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QuentinCall

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-25-2014 15:56:29 | More by QuentinCall
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-25-2014 15:08:26 | More by ColForbinBC
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-24-2014 13:17:48 | More by Snellgg5
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Screper

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-24-2014 11:01:14 | More by Screper
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brutalist

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-24-2014 02:16:37 | More by brutalist
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Hokies

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +29.5%

03-23-2014 20:32:33 | More by Hokies
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-22-2014 23:08:07 | More by Fettpopps
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-22-2014 23:06:09 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-22-2014 13:23:39 | More by Prost76
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Yard House in Northridge, CA.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, pepper, spice, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with Belgian yeast, spice, and pepper flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a Belgian yeast presence that is more prominent in the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2014 03:07:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-22-2014 01:44:14 | More by ElGallo
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-21-2014 21:35:38 | More by Profchaos20
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mweso2000

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-21-2014 21:05:33 | More by mweso2000
Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.