Allagash Saison Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash Saison AleAllagash Saison Ale
BA SCORE
74.4%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 1,140 Ratings
Allagash Saison AleAllagash Saison Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Allagash Saison is our interpretation of a classic Belgian farmhouse style. It is a golden hued beer, brewed with a 2-Row blend, malted rye, oats and dark Belgian candi sugar. Saison is hopped with Tettnang, Bravo and Cascade hops. Fermented with a traditional saison yeast strain, Saison exhibits notes of spice and tropical fruit in the aroma. Citrus and a peppery spice dominate the flavor and make way for a pleasant malt character. Saison is full bodied with a remarkably dry finish.

Added by MichaelAllenVT on 12-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,825
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
1,140
Liked:
848
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
9.59%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
335
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,140 |  Reviews: 178
Photo of DioS
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franziskaner
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow with moderate haziness. There's a fingernail of creamy eggshell white foam. I smell green apple to pear fruity yeast. The taste is a bit more balanced with light saltine cracker malt counterbalanced with the fruity yeast with notes of pear, banana, and green apple. There is some earthiness to the yeast that comes out as it warms slightly. The mouth is moderately carbonated and crisply refreshing. The oats give it a smoothness not found in many beers in this style.

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Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidR_9
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 08/31/16, Consumed on 7/30/17
12oz glass bottle into wine glass.

It was unfortunate I could only find the allagash saison bottled nearly a year ago but I really wanted to give it a shot acter tasting their amazing witbier on tap. This beer is a surprisingly clear light golden yellow. Hardly any head which was surprising, also minimal lacing. Smell is spicy, a bit banana-y, lemon peel zest, and clear belgian yeast scent. Taste is spice, lemon, and pleasant yeast esters. Surprisingly thin and smooth, very easy to drink without an overwhelming belgian yeast character. I will seek out a fresher batch of the brew and try again.

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Photo of zkoehn
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jfredett
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodmanfor3
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aaron6440
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm by no means a beer expert. This is my favorite beer I've ever had, and I regularly stock it.

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Photo of Beejay
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A very pale yellow in color, slightly hazy with a small amount of white head.

S: Peppery with spice, but perhaps a touch of skunk? Some light stone fruit aroma in there as well as Belgian yeast in the finish with a good amount of spice.

T: A hint of skunk in the first sip followed by earthy funk, citrus and tropical notes, and a peppery finish with a bit of a bitter cling.

M: Medium in body, strong carbonation, and a semi dry finish.

O: Not bad, but it falls short of what I know this brewery can do.

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Photo of BusterFinn
4.69/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnlatona
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a light hazy yellow color with a big one finger white foamy head that dissipated to some bubbles and had a messy lacing. The smell had a decent rustic to earthy yeasty breadiness with a refreshing blend of sweet citrus and a light coriander spice. The taste copied the smell and carried a nice lingering sweet bready aftertaste leading to a sweet wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a great sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for me and for the style. Refreshing lemon coated yeastiness flows over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good saison I’d have again.

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Photo of Curt3
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jack77
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of blisscent
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WildMaverick1200
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Blondie pale ale with only a minor hint of cloudiness and a comically small head. Aromas of spices, leaves and oranges. More oranges and mildly sour zest, along with very crispy malts and a touch of mint in the background. Very pleasant to drink, not too heavy, plenty of carbonation, and a slightly dry finish. Perfect for the swingy weather of late spring.

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4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mnine
3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of notascoolasyou
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 74.4% out of 100 with 1,140 ratings
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