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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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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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Hanzo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-20-2013 21:35:52 | More by Hanzo
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 02:20:22 | More by ThePorterSorter
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juliusseizure

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-14-2013 04:18:19 | More by juliusseizure
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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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-06-2013 00:41:57 | More by djrn2
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Brez07

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-02-2013 13:55:22 | More by Brez07
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-31-2012 16:49:29 | More by fdig23
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-29-2012 15:23:28 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 18:33:56 | More by mdfb79
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enelson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-15-2012 00:26:59 | More by enelson
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 21:50:40 | More by deltatauhobbit
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to fujii13

Light fizzy head, golden yellow hazy color.

Nose fresh hops, grassy floral earthy Euro hops, outfit grassy lemony, nice Belgian light yeast juicy fruity aromas.

Taste similar, light bready malts and yeast, Belgian yeast character, nice Euro grassy hops, blond golden like Belgian, decent bitterness, light straw, etc.

Mouth is med bodied, nice carb.

Overall quite nice, drinkable, dry, crisp, nice combination of Belgian yeast and hops. A well done belgian pale, off what Allagash usually does, but they got another winner.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 01:56:03 | More by jlindros
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-08-2012 23:59:15 | More by jwat
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-02-2012 05:48:00 | More by GRG1313
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Much thanks Toasterchef!

Out of the bottle she pours real nice, with a creamy off white head easily three fingers deep with a thick whipped presence. Retention manages well, good staying power if a little soapy but that meringue keeps glued. The body color is beautiful, it has numerous shades of orange amber and yellow gold, with super slow rising carbonation, and a strong middle column of fire in the middle. As it sits the head clumps like crazy all over the glass This is sexy looking, I am transfixed.

What an interesting nose. Sweet malts, a little bit of that classic Belgian sensing candy (sucrose?) but with a different sweet sense. Airy crisp malt and mild hop hiding, but a real creamy sensation whaffs over. It smells like sweet angel food cake, it's crazy, with a little bit of malt husk.

Palate reaches for a light bodied pale ale angle, but easily drinks like nothing going down. Crisp malt pleasanstry followed with a dense mild sweetness. Hop like finish hints just ever so slightly.. I can't pinpoint the profile, you just know it's there, that green leaf bitterness. Real complimenting flavors, that meld nicely, wonderfully balanced. I also love the fact the sweetness on this is so toned down too.

Overall, what a great super beer. An idea of a super session-able Belgian? Pattersbier? And one that seems all American to boot? I love it and I am normally NOT a fan of this brewery. Great friggin job!

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 02:50:04 | More by smakawhat
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mkeene78


4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

11-24-2012 01:45:14 | More by mkeene78
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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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MaineMike

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-16-2012 06:29:41 | More by MaineMike
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-16-2012 01:02:01 | More by laxer8811
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A - Straw/slightly hazed golden and slightly orange, dense near white 1 finger layer of head, good retention, a nice 3-4mm head remians and holds its place 5 minutes later the head looking more like cream. Very nice lacing.

S - Lots of nice belgian clove and pear aromas as well as honey and lemon, and biscuity malt aromas. Slightly peppery as well.

T - Very similar to the white in my opinion, but slightly more bitter and clove influences and a nice subtle pepper kick. More of a pear/apple

M - Fantastic, really really nice to drink. Light-medium bodied, very very smooth and refreshing.

O - I wish this was available where I am, it can only be bought as a case. Might need to bring one back home with me. Very very nicely done, refreshing, flavorful, not very intense but the complexity and smoothness really shine!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 23:12:23 | More by MacQ32
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-09-2012 20:32:33 | More by ElGallo
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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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Archemedies

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-06-2012 22:34:25 | More by Archemedies
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doof116

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

10-05-2012 23:27:22 | More by doof116
Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
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