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Allagash House Beer - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

36 Reviews
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Reviews: 36
Hads: 258
Avg: 3.95
pDev: 23.29%
Wants: 31
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States | website

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale | 4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 10-05-2012

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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 258
Reviews by brewandbbq:
Photo of brewandbbq
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle courtesy a good friend, thanks Matt!

Pours clear gold with only the slightest chill haze and an inch-plus head of white. Plenty of torn sheets of lacing and a mostly solid skim coat on the surface for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with crackery and biscuity malt, peppery grains, cloves, and a hint of honey.
Faint yellow apples and pear skins follow through.

On the light side of medium bodied with a fairly crisp mouthfeel.

Honey-drizzled malt, biscuit ends, and a spicy bitterness starts the palate. The firm bitterness continues with clove-studded apple skins and a tannic dryness flowing underneath.

Finishes crisp and quick with faint malt, peppery hops, and a slight astringency.

Tasty enough but beyond the subtle nicities, the tannic astringency takes away some of the fresh character which you hope would be abundant in a "house" or "table" beer. I wonder if this beer is second runnings from thier triple?

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NiceTaps
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in a nonic.

Pours a bright golden sunshine color with a fat white head that leaves lots of lacing and never thins past a thick film. It's bright, clear, and a touch cloudy all at once. Gentle small bubble carb.

A very pleasant nose of yeast, light hops like lemon and grass. A mild touch of funk.

Toasted malt, active yeast, spice, and lemon. There's a slight mineral or medicinal quality that comes from tart apple flavor.

Medium body, smooth and easy drinking. Gentle with no yeast harshness. Clean flavorful finish.

Less is more: less funk, less alcohol, less fruits; all add to more drinkability and enjoyment.

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Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Beautiful lacing, stunning clarity show a pale golden yellow hue. Aroma is of mild stone fruit and chalky yeast. Dry palate with a nutty yeast tone throughout, clean graininess meets peppery medicinal phenols. Crisp and extremely drinkable. Hands down, one of the best beers Allagash produces.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the Belgian session beer I didn't know I was waiting for. The nose has nutty, toasty malts with a balanced his of herbal, peppery spice that could be hops, yeast, or both. The body is thin and the finish is dry, but with a satisfying bitterness. What a great table beer. There's a bitter grapefruit edge, but this sticks with the dry, pale malts and spicy farmhouse character. I'd buy this by the sixtel.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.77/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.