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Allagash House Beer - Allagash Brewing Company

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168 Ratings

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Ratings: 168
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)
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Photo of JRed
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%

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.

JRed, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of jjcote
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jjcote, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +1.3%

JAHMUR, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Massbmx
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Massbmx, May 25, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
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.

MasterSki, May 21, 2013
Photo of pperez38
4/5  rDev +1.3%

pperez38, May 02, 2013
Photo of kbuzz
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

kbuzz, May 02, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
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.

johnnnniee, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of AdamP
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

AdamP, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

drabmuh, Apr 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

eawolff99, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Jason1337, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
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.

Flounder57, Mar 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

t0rin0, Mar 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Thorpe429, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of rudzud
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.

rudzud, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Hopstout
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Hopstout, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of dasenebler
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)

dasenebler, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Hanzo, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
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.

ThePorterSorter, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

juliusseizure, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

acurtis, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

djrn2, Jan 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Brez07, Jan 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

fdig23, Dec 31, 2012
Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.