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Allagash House Beer - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

170 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 22
Gots: 15 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by MacQ32:
Photo of MacQ32
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Straw/slightly hazed golden and slightly orange, dense near white 1 finger layer of head, good retention, a nice 3-4mm head remians and holds its place 5 minutes later the head looking more like cream. Very nice lacing.

S - Lots of nice belgian clove and pear aromas as well as honey and lemon, and biscuity malt aromas. Slightly peppery as well.

T - Very similar to the white in my opinion, but slightly more bitter and clove influences and a nice subtle pepper kick. More of a pear/apple

M - Fantastic, really really nice to drink. Light-medium bodied, very very smooth and refreshing.

O - I wish this was available where I am, it can only be bought as a case. Might need to bring one back home with me. Very very nicely done, refreshing, flavorful, not very intense but the complexity and smoothness really shine!

MacQ32, Oct 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
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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Pours a golden color with a good sized white fluffy head, fades at a slow rate, surprisingly clear.

Smell has a good deal of lemon zest, hop presence is a bit stronger for Allagash but nice and unexpected, grassy and floral, sweet malt backing smooths things out.

Taste is crisp and refreshing, light fruit presence such as lemon, grassy hops follow and stick around for just long enough to impart a nice bitterness, finishes dry, not overly sweet or malty but a great balance throughout, very easy drinking.

deltatauhobbit, Dec 11, 2012
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Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.