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Allagash Blonde - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Blonde
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BA SCORE
89
very good

116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 13
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.86% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewer Kevin Watson's interpretation of a Belgian Blonde. Brewed with pilsner malt and traditional, noble hops (Hallertauer and Saaz), this 7.1% ABV, straw colored ale has a light to medium body and a clean, crisp finish. Refreshing and delicious, just in time for Summer. Winner of a Gold medal at the 2010 GABF.

(Beer added by: ToasterChef on 08-03-2010)
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2/5  rDev -50%

khall, Jul 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25%

MaineMike, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25%

KevMo84, May 20, 2014
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3.15/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On Tap at Kite & Key.

Blonde looks the part but more of a dirty blond with some yellow around the edges. A flimsy cap of white stuff that leaves no stick. Smell is mad grassy from the noble hops. It opens up to some slight citrus and orange with a biscuit malt presence. Not to appeasing to me. The taste is kind of off. The noble hops make this a grassy sonofabitch while the malt kind of muddles that. Not a grerat mix IMO. Slight floral tastes as well. Feel is on point, less than medium with light carb and a crisp finish. This just did not do it for me, not my favorite in the style and this is on a hot summer day. I just wanted it to be done. I kinda question the age on this keg, but im going off my experience in the present time. I have faith that Rob and the boys at Allagash meant well, hopefully I can try this super fresh sometime.

BARFLYB, Jul 25, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Janeinma, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

HattedClassic, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Ronan201, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

sendbeer, Jun 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

greyghost86, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

braican, Jun 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

oneturbucfan, May 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

fishguyac, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

andy1701, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

atrocity, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of tigg924
3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at New World Tavern, Plymouth

Appearance: 1/4 head, medium carbonation, bright straw yellow in color, cloudy

Smell: light wheat and honey--not an overly strong smell

Taste: first taste is a big dose of Belgian spices--then comes light wheat and grapefruit

Mouthfeel: bitter but not overly so, moderate-high carbonation, light bodied

Overall: I love the light body on this. It is soft and subdued, yet flavorful. That said, I have had better in the style flavor wise. Not a bad beer, but there are others from Allagash I would get first.

tigg924, May 16, 2012
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3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill in NJ.

Pours bright gold, active bubbles. Foaming. Yeast nose, hint of pepper. Light flowery taste. Almost has a Savignon Blanc wine feel to it. Buried citrus. Very good, but quite wine like.

Nice beer, certainly not as good as the signature white.

KTCamm, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

ste5venla, Aug 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

avisong, May 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

largadeer, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

jholland, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

IPAchris, Jun 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

kristougher, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

johnsilk, Apr 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 04, 2013
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Allagash Blonde from Allagash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.