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Allagash House Beer - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

202 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 24
Gots: 20 | 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:
Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 10-05-2012

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jrenihan
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Allagash tasting room.

Beer is clear golden in colour with a moderately-sized white head. Decent retention, good lacing.

Nose is a bit faint, but nice. Pear, yeast and bread.

Taste contains yeast, light fruit, and is fairly bready. A bit of spice and notable grapefruit hop flavours. Moderately bitter. A strongly hopped Belgian session ale?

Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Goes down easily.

Overall, quite a nice beer, especially at the low ABV. A very nice session beer.

Photo of ComRock12
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of DeutschesBier
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of millionsuns
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I could drink this stuff all day and dream about it all night. It's not a slap-yo-mama beer, but it's my go-to beer for any occasion. From nerds to novices, nobody I've shared it with hasn't told me how great it is.

Poured into an Austin Street pokal from a 12oz bottle.

A: Straw with lattices of foam stretching across the top after head dissipation, leaving similar latticed lacing on the glass. Hazy early sunset in a glass.

S: Smells like a slightly sweet, spicy BPA - inviting, but nothing crazy. Don't sense the hops at all - just the grains and the signature Allagash yeast. I'd know that anywhere.

T/M: This is the thing: A rush of grains gives way to a summery sweetness and complexity that lingers til your next sip. This is no ordinary house beer. This is what the brewers at Allagash drink while they're working, and they don't know how to make anything ordinary. The bottle's simple label belies an herby, tropical/bubblegum, wheaty wash that covers the entire palate with fine Belgian goodness.

O: Available only at the brewery, and only by the case, and at $40 for the case, it's like the deal of the century. Stupendous straight from the bottle, anyone from the Portland area should consider this their new no-brainer house beer.

Cheers!

Photo of lpayette
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of klawburke
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of NickBeery
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.36/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz beer poured into an allagash chalice.

Quick review as I sip this with a friend.

Hazy golden appearance with a frothy white head. Beautiful nose- nice marriage of hops and yeast. Coarse jab of herbs, earthy leaves, and citrus peel. Banana, tropical esters, and traces of white pepper. Taste is much the same, but with a little more spice action. Nice witbier-esque frothy mouthfeel. A great beer overall. Pleasantly yeasty with some fun and coarse hop action. Highly drinkable.

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of lgmol
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of camartin27
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of stakem
2.81/5  rDev -28.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Mike
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.