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Allagash House Beer - Allagash Brewing Company

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189 Ratings

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 23
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 10-05-2012)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12. oz bottle was poured into a snifter.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin later. It is s pale orange color with clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Slightly sweet and bready malts, tangerine, and spice.

Taste: Hops are a bit more noticeable in the taste. Tart lemon flavor and lingering bitterness like the style traditionally should be.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, and tingly bitterness.

Overall: I scored this bottle from a friend when I was up in Maine a few weeks ago. Never seen it before and only sold through the brewery store from what I was told. Cool stuff.

Flounder57, Mar 28, 2013
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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light bread yeast with semi-sweet Belgian style malt. Taste is a refreshing mix between some light fruity notes with a semi-sweet Belgian style malt backbone with some bread yeast notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Very refreshing with just enough complexity. I would love to have this on a regular basis.

Phyl21ca, Oct 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

rjp217, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Much thanks Toasterchef!

Out of the bottle she pours real nice, with a creamy off white head easily three fingers deep with a thick whipped presence. Retention manages well, good staying power if a little soapy but that meringue keeps glued. The body color is beautiful, it has numerous shades of orange amber and yellow gold, with super slow rising carbonation, and a strong middle column of fire in the middle. As it sits the head clumps like crazy all over the glass This is sexy looking, I am transfixed.

What an interesting nose. Sweet malts, a little bit of that classic Belgian sensing candy (sucrose?) but with a different sweet sense. Airy crisp malt and mild hop hiding, but a real creamy sensation whaffs over. It smells like sweet angel food cake, it's crazy, with a little bit of malt husk.

Palate reaches for a light bodied pale ale angle, but easily drinks like nothing going down. Crisp malt pleasanstry followed with a dense mild sweetness. Hop like finish hints just ever so slightly.. I can't pinpoint the profile, you just know it's there, that green leaf bitterness. Real complimenting flavors, that meld nicely, wonderfully balanced. I also love the fact the sweetness on this is so toned down too.

Overall, what a great super beer. An idea of a super session-able Belgian? Pattersbier? And one that seems all American to boot? I love it and I am normally NOT a fan of this brewery. Great friggin job!

smakawhat, Dec 01, 2012
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Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.