Allagash House Beer - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

198 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 24
Gots: 18 | 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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Photo of stakem
2.78/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a matching Allagash cervoise. The brew appears a hazed golden with lighter yellow around the edges. A finger of frothy off-white cap displays solid retention with support from rising bubbles. As the cap slowly fades, it leaves a full wall of patchy lace sticking to the glass.

The aroma has that spicy belgian yeast aspect that is earthen with a bit of clove. Some grassy character to herbal and almost vegetative. As it warms up, it gets a bit phenolic and cheesy. Some smells bring out almost plastic and mineral aspects that are not terribly inviting.

The flavor reiterates the aromatics. Spicy belgian yeasty quality with hints of grass and herbs almost more vegetative than anything else. As the brew warms up, it gets a bit sulfuric with almost a plastic note. This brew tastes quite disjointed and slightly off.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. When hearing this was a new Zealand hopped brew, I sort of had a level of expectation. What this ended up being was a bit of an awkward belgian style ipa but with the bitterness well restrained. I think it is a muddled mess and not something I would want to drink in any quantity. I do appreciate the chance to try it though.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Allagash House Beer
1/26/13
12oz, no date/code.

Cloudy, glowing orange. Fluffy white head retains at a finger. (3.5)

Aroma is yeasty, earthy and a touch spicy. More hops would be nice, seeing as the yeast character is not particularly pleasing. (3)

Dry and pretty bitter. Spicy, peppery and decidedly phenolic. Basically follows the aroma with a touch more complexity. Bread, hay, straw, wood, leaf. Slightest bit of lemon. Clean, no esters. Rindy bitterness really builds up on the palate. Medium carb, semi-watery feel, refreshing. (3.5, 3.5)

A decent Belgian pale. I like the dryness, but I really think it could use some more fruit character and hops. I don't think the Allagash White yeast strain carries over particularly well to this style, though it's still a nice beer. (3.5)

Photo of JRed
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden with white head that stays around. Smells of funky flowers, lemons, wet grass, and hay. Tastes of funky sunflowers, lemon sweetness, hay. Light bodied with medium carbonation. A great session with funk character. Really fuggin nice in the summer heat.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.