Allagash House Beer - Allagash Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
Thanks to Sean for sharing this one. Served in a tasting snifter at Northdown pre-Cubs vs. Cards.
A - White foam settles to wisps, a thin collar, and minimal lacing. Lightly hazed orange body.
S - Orange citrus, stone fruits, some earthy and slightly musty yeast character. Bready and mildly sugar malts come out as the beer warms up. The yeast character is complex and seems far more 'authentic' that most American Belgians.
T - Very light in taste, with a bit of estery Belgian yeast, bright orange, and some bready and lightly sweet malts.
M - Light in body, with mild, lower carbonation. Pretty clean on the palate and perhaps a touch too watery, even at 4.5%.
D - A very easy-drinking Belgian table beer that is one of the most convincing American examples I've tried. I could imagine drinking numerous glasses of this at a beer garden somewhere.
05-21-2013 20:04:25 | More by MasterSki
3.69/5 rDev -6.6%
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.
04-30-2013 00:37:38 | More by johnnnniee
4.01/5 rDev +1.5%
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.
03-28-2013 06:40:27 | More by Flounder57
4.03/5 rDev +2%
Thank to Tim for sharing. Poured into a Kate the Great tulip, reviewed from notes.
A - Poured a straw hue with a light fizzy head that fades relatively quickly.
S - Light funk and just a flash of rubbery yeast. Good grassy, floral hops and light lemons.
T - Hoppy quafable beer here. Faint bready yeasty malts with european grassy floral hops. Light bitterness.
M - Drinkable, lightly carbed. Stuff goes down incredibly easy.
O - Overall this was a very tasty beer. super drinkable, crisp, definitely lives up to its name of being a house beer/table beer. Well done.
02-27-2013 17:05:22 | More by rudzud
3.4/5 rDev -13.9%
Allagash House Beer
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)
01-26-2013 23:04:05 | More by dasenebler
4.25/5 rDev +7.6%
Thanks fuj for this comped bottle
The beer pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin halo of a white head (no lacing). The nose is very bready with a potent punch of yeast and grain. There is an underlying sweetness reminiscent of buckwheat honey and white rice with butter. The taste is quite bready as well with a sweet, honey-like richness. Its flavor lingers and is quite distinct, but I can see it pairing easily with a myriad of dinner spreads. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet, bready, and finishes softly bitter and semi-dry. This beer is exactly what I envision in a house beer and gives stillwater's table beer a run for its money.
01-20-2013 02:20:22 | More by ThePorterSorter
4/5 rDev +1.3%
From 12/16/12 notes. Big thanks to WhereTheWildBeersGo for this one; thanks Joey. 12 oz. bottle.
a - Pours a hazy bright yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.
s - Smells of yeast, spices, citrus hops, floral hops, oranges, lemon, some earthy notes. Very nice nose.
t - Tastes of Belgian yeast, spices, oranges, brett, citrus hops, floral hops, lemon, hay, earthy notes.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. As expected, very easy to drink beer.
o - Overall a very nice sessionable beer. Easy to drink and some nice floral and citrus mixing with Belgian yeast. Would like to have it again.
12-17-2012 18:33:56 | More by mdfb79
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
12-11-2012 21:50:40 | More by deltatauhobbit
Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
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