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Allagash House Beer - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

190 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 22
Gots: 17 | 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 GonzoHomebrewer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

GonzoHomebrewer, Jul 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

lgmol, Jul 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

camartin27, Jul 16, 2013
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.

stakem, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

beernads, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of avschmitt
4/5  rDev +1.5%

avschmitt, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Mike
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Mike, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Jason, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

BColton1, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

2beerdogs, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

mjw1200, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-Pours a cloudy, bright amber color. Standard bubbly head. Lots of ringy lacing.

S-Sweet and yeasty with a nice noble hop presence. It has blatant Belgian influence but its not a yeast bomb which I enjoy.

T-Bubblegummy and spicy with some grainy sweetness. Stronger than advertised noble hoppiness. It all works well together.

M-House Beer=super drinkable and appeasing upon the tongue.

O/D-A tasty brew. Exceeded my expectations. Not the biggest Belgian Pale guy but this one is legit.

VelvetExtract, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

iL0VEbeer, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of PHBoiler
4/5  rDev +1.5%

PHBoiler, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to scott for tossing this one my way, been dying to try it. Enjoyed from an allagash glass. Look is honey orange with a thin creamy foamy head that hung around. The head moved as a unit and didnt leave any lacing when i.swirled the glass. Smell is soft grassiness with hints of clove and bubblegum. Definitely a belgian pale. Taste is much spicier than the nose suggests. Peppery with subtle fruit notes. Surprising bitterness on the finish. All in all very cool to try this beer, but not something i would chase down but a great unoffensive beer that could be enjoyed by beer novices and seasoned tickers alike. Great house beer.

cosmicevan, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of campfirebrew
4/5  rDev +1.5%

campfirebrew, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of July2Nov
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

July2Nov, Jun 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +26.9%

juicebox, Jun 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

polishkaz, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

doremite, Jun 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

freebirdbm14, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery tasting room. The beer is a bright, yellow-gold coloring with a filmy, sparse, surface coating of off-white head. Nose of citrus hops, with a subtle Belgian yeast funk and spice. Flavors are light, with a bready backbone holding a bitter, resiny hops overlay. Citrus highlights throughout, with a toasty character throughout. The aftertaste is slightly spiced and citrusy, with a clean, slightly dry finish. Very solid, very drinkable brew.

GarthDanielson, Jun 10, 2013
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.

JRed, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

jjcote, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

JAHMUR, Jun 03, 2013
Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.