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Allagash Thing 1 - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.18%
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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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Todd, Nov 16, 2011
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Photo of Marc33
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Marc33, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +3.4%

mdaschaf, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of wesley14
4/5  rDev +3.4%

wesley14, May 03, 2012
Photo of jsanford
2.78/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

jsanford, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Patrickbrusil
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super tight white head that isn't going anywhere. Pale golden color that looks like a Belgian pale should be.

The smell wraps up hops, citrus, and some wheat aspects into a loveable bunch.

As with the smell the taste has a slight hop bite and finishes rather smooth and relaxed. Well balanced goodness.

Patrickbrusil, Oct 19, 2011
Photo of deltatauhobbit
4/5  rDev +3.4%

deltatauhobbit, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of mjaskula
5/5  rDev +29.2%

mjaskula, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of MaineMike
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

MaineMike, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of shufon
4/5  rDev +3.4%

shufon, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of John_M
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

John_M, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of chippo33
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

chippo33, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of ScottyC54
4/5  rDev +3.4%

ScottyC54, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
4/5  rDev +3.4%

polishkaz, May 25, 2012
Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev +3.4%

2dogbrew, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of ToasterChef
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ToasterChef, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of GJ40
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

GJ40, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of Phacoman
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Phacoman, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of CypherEnigma
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

CypherEnigma, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the BBF.

A - Poured a slightly hazzy light straw with a nice head that dissappeared at your average rate.

S - Nice Belgian pale ale notes. Slight grains and yeast with a nice hoppy presence towards the end (light fruits and grapefruit).

T - Pretty much identicle to the nose like most beers I've had from Allagash. Nice belgian yeast notes up front that lead to really good fruity (grapefruit) and almost grassy hops. Slightly bitter but not overly so.

M - Nice mouthfeel on this one, though I think for the ABV it coul dhave been a bit better. Nicely drinkable, slightly dry/bitter, just think it could have used a bit more carbonation.

O - Overall, I liked this beer. Was my least favorite of the Thing's though. Good appearance, aromas, and mouthfeel with a really tasty flavor profile. Wish this would be bottled.

rudzud, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

xnicknj, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mdfb79, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ElGallo, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

PEIhop, Nov 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

pwoody11, Oct 19, 2013
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Allagash Thing 1 from Allagash Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.