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Allagash Saison Ale - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

550 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 16
Gots: 63 | 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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Looks soapy, tastes soapy at first. Let it calm and warm before you enjoy it.

A: Pours a vigorous fizzy bubbly multi finger head that is firm, fades slowly decent lacing, hazy lemon yellow body. Lots of carbonation.'

S: Give it lots of time in the glass to warm and breathe (and it gets less soapy/frothy).
I get mostly grass, hay, lemon zest, and modest yeasty funk. But too quiet, until room temp.

T: Follows smell. More wheat up front, with a grist mill note, sun-baked straw and grassy hay, mild toasty and grainy notes, lemony, sugar, esters, orange peel, mint, spice.

MF: Medium, w lots of bubbles and a long, long peppery dry finish.

Mouth is med bod, lots of effervescent carbonation.

Overall - Definitely better when warmer, a bit too lemony, but sturdy and farm-house like without too much funk.

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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.