Saison Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

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
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#17,326
Reviews:
186
Ratings:
1,179
pDev:
9.61%
 
 
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Photo of Mrnuzzo
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vylo
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of David19457
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papposilenus
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12oz bottle, dated 05/02/18. Served in a cervoise.

Pours a slightly hazed, thin appearing,super-pale yellow with two-plus fingers of whipped merengue-like head. Retention is on the order of several minutes, leaving a bubbly cap and a thick webbery of lacing.

Musty, musky, funky nose of earthy mushroom, banana and green apple.

Taste follows the nose but in a somewhat disappointingly watery way, sort of like mushroom and apple peel tea. Light, sweet, bready. The label promises me citrus and peppery spice but I am detecting neither although, I suppose, I could find some lemon? maybe, if you put a gun to my head.

Feel is creamy, slick, and medium bodied - so not as thin as it looks and tastes - with fine, bright, prickly carbonation.

Overall, I enjoyed it. My review doesn't read as though I did but, really, I did. I mean, the earth didn't move for me or anything but sometimes a light, uncomplicated tasty beverage is all you need.

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Photo of guptillian
2.28/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ptykozoon
3.17/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hay yellow with a large frothy head.

Banana, apple, spices, breadiness.

Taste is subdued. The carbonation is strong and almost deletes the flavor profile. Underneath there are some nut and spice notes, a bit of a mellow sweetness.

Carbonation is high. Mouthfeel light and airy. ABV tastes ~ 5.5%

It's refreshing.

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Photo of Nate139
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eluvah
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CMA
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 5/2/18, consumed 8/5/18

L: Clear light gold with a small head that never fully dissapated and left good lacing. Champagne look.

S: Aroma is a pleasant blend of mild spices, funky yeast, pome & tropical fruits, fresh grassy notes.

T: Taste is fruity with funky apples & citrus, then floral & earthy hop notes and some mild spices.

F: Feel is medium, nice lively carbonation, a decent amount of bitterness with a clean, dry finish.

O: A solid, regularly-available saison. Aroma was the best feature but still drinks like a easy, all-around nice saison.

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Photo of tomagra
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arrowsmith_
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chiefz1
3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amendm
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale hazy yellow with a 1 finger white head that quickly fades to a ring. It takes a swirl to create some short lived lacing.
Yeast and fresh-cut grass, slightly funky with sour apple for the smell.
The taste is malty wheat and sour apple blended with tart citrus and a pepper finish, not much hop flavor.
light body, on the dry side with minimal carbonation. Easy drinking and a somewhat bitter yet crisp finish.
Not as bold as other saisons yet the light sweet taste of the malt is balanced with the sour and bitter flavors.
Takes a stonger than average pour to get the light CO2 level to get moving.

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Photo of cgwami
4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lukass
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drichman14
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of risk1911
2.41/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of probune
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mblack62
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,179 ratings