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Allagash House Beer - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

151 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 20
Gots: 14 | 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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stakem

Pennsylvania

2.78/5  rDev -29.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 13:31:13 | More by stakem
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phishfoolme

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.1%

09-09-2013 00:45:22 | More by phishfoolme
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -24.1%

12-11-2013 22:33:29 | More by kscaldef
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StoutSeth

Virginia

3/5  rDev -24.1%

08-28-2013 21:43:22 | More by StoutSeth
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GABrew

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

04-30-2014 20:54:52 | More by GABrew
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

06-29-2014 01:06:33 | More by Dave_Treat
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chippo33

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

01-10-2014 08:42:29 | More by chippo33
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

09-06-2013 23:56:09 | More by Hugonaut13
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BG718

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

05-18-2014 18:08:52 | More by BG718
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dasenebler

Maine

3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
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)

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 23:04:05 | More by dasenebler
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JRed

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 21:51:12 | More by JRed
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-06-2013 14:37:09 | More by acurtis
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

06-24-2013 22:22:18 | More by polishkaz
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

11-19-2012 17:21:36 | More by sholland119
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sunnytropic

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

02-28-2014 02:21:40 | More by sunnytropic
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-15-2013 01:06:23 | More by beernads
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MalKen

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

11-14-2013 22:34:04 | More by MalKen
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freebirdbm14

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

06-11-2013 18:15:32 | More by freebirdbm14
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MastaShonuf

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-08-2014 18:48:27 | More by MastaShonuf
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-03-2013 14:25:14 | More by 2beerdogs
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Mullen2525

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-21-2014 19:10:00 | More by Mullen2525
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

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?

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 00:19:49 | More by brewandbbq
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by mixylplik3, thanks for the opportunity Matt!
Pours a lightly hazy medium golden color with a huge beige head that persists forever. Aromas of citrus clove and pepper with a hint of honey like sweet maltiness. The flavor is a sweet malty concoction with a fair amount of clove and pepper with bits of orange and light tart citrus rounding it out. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet light phenolic mouthfeel. Nice beer, not really my favorite style, but better than some others I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 00:37:38 | More by johnnnniee
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-17-2014 16:39:55 | More by Janeinma
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-19-2013 19:44:44 | More by doremite
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Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.