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Allagash Thing 1 - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Thing 1
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87
very good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed for the 2011 Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest. This golden ale has an aroma of biscuit malt and citrus fruit, coupled with the flavor of grapefruit rind. Its grassy bitterness makes way for a dry, clean finish.

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-11-2011)
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-10-2013 03:48:55 | More by MacQ32
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pwoody11

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-19-2013 02:23:06 | More by pwoody11
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-26-2013 03:07:08 | More by CypherEnigma
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%

10 ounce pour - $6.00 at Leon's Full Service in Decatur, Georgia as part of their Allagash Takeover event.

Appearance: Bronze-colored beverage, hazed, with a two-inch cap of whitish sea foam-like suds.

Smell: Touches of citrus fruits and dried cilantro atop notes of soft, bready malts and store-bought sugar cookies.

Taste: Light, bready malts, a bit doughy, too, with a surprisingly robust cookie crumb sweetness. Grapefruit and lemon citrus tones. Earthy herbal qualities. Light phenolic undertone. Citrusy, semi-dry finish with a meager, lingering spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall: I found it to be a nice, lively, low-ABV beer.

05-16-2013 19:04:35 | More by ChainGangGuy
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

01-09-2013 12:17:46 | More by xnicknj
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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

12-04-2012 04:09:30 | More by chippo33
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Phacoman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-01-2012 02:12:37 | More by Phacoman
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-22-2012 02:15:31 | More by BeerThursdays
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-25-2012 11:17:11 | More by polishkaz
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-03-2012 00:51:20 | More by wesley14
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ScottyC54

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-17-2012 17:02:27 | More by ScottyC54
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John_M

California

3.63/5  rDev -6.9%

On tap at Max's during their Belgium fest.

The beer pours solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, this is pretty much your prototypical, made in America, Belgian style pale ale. There is honey, considerable hoppy bitterness, and some underlying spice. The beer is otherwise a bit thin on the palate (probably to be expected given the abv.), but otherwise this beer delivers a decent amount of flavor for the alcohol.

A decent beer, but I didn't think it really stood out during the Allagash pre-event at Max's.

03-06-2012 15:45:57 | More by John_M
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mdfb79

New York

3.9/5  rDev 0%

From 02/24/12 notes. Had on tap at Fireworks in Arlington, VA.. Served in a tulip.

a - Pours a murky yellow orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of mint, spices, yeast, some citrus hops, light fruity malts, and pepper. Nice but a little too much pepper for me.

t - Tastes of Belgian yeast, spices, bananas, soapy, pepper, grapefruit, fruits, and citrus hops. Very nice, more fruit here.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth.

o - Overall a pretty nice Belgian style pale ale. Lots of Belgian yeast and spices, and some nice fruit to it as well. Would have it again.

02-26-2012 16:08:37 | More by mdfb79
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-19-2012 19:01:22 | More by mdaschaf
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jsanford

Georgia

2.78/5  rDev -28.7%

Pours a hazy gold with a dense, creamy white head that settles to a thick cap. Crisp aromas of toasted malt and a touch of tart funkiness. Taste consists of mild flavors of grainy malt, some funky yeast, and bitter citrus pith. Mouthfeel is light and spritzy, with a medium-thin body and decent carbonation. Overall not my favorite beer, had a bit of a cleaning solution thing going on. Not sure what this was supposed to be, but I'd definitely pass next time.

02-03-2012 14:59:40 | More by jsanford
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-04-2012 23:15:26 | More by deltatauhobbit
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

Sampled on tap at The Flying Saucer in Raleigh.

Golden and hazy with a thick head that would give whipped cream a good run for its money. Great lacing. Floral and fruity aroma with some black pepper. Nice flavors with citrus, honey and spices. A creamy consistency with a nice low carbonation.

An interesting and enjoyable creation.

12-28-2011 19:13:09 | More by GJ40
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Marc33

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-27-2011 20:58:53 | More by Marc33
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MaineMike

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-18-2011 00:28:23 | More by MaineMike
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sailorastro

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-15-2011 12:56:58 | More by sailorastro
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

12-15-2011 05:36:52 | More by barnzy78
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ToasterChef

Maine

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%

Enjoying this on tap at Novare Res. it's slightly funky, but a lot hopper than other Allagshes. Pretty opaque golden body with a white foamy head. Subtle Belgian candi sugar aroma. Butter hop flavor lingers and tickles. Although its only 5% feels a little stronger (but no alcohol flavors). Very enjoyable. Would love to really delve into a bottle, but this will probably remain draft only.

12-03-2011 21:59:46 | More by ToasterChef
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-03-2011 12:56:12 | More by 2dogbrew
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mjaskula

New York

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-21-2011 04:59:12 | More by mjaskula
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-20-2011 01:30:15 | More by PEIhop
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Allagash Thing 1 from Allagash Brewing Company
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