Allagash Saison Ale | Allagash Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,122
Reviews:
172
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
327
For Trade:
0
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Photo of WildMaverick1200
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Photo of fx20736
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mnine
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of notascoolasyou
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JacobJGS
3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Deano_53
4.79/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CHickman
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 11/11/16, it pours very hazy piss yellow color with a 1-2 finger bright white colored head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly, leaving decent spotty lacing.

Smell has all the basics including wheat, lemon zest, toasted grains, light floral hops, peppery spices, coriander and just a hint of clove. The malt and/or bready grains seem strongest, but the earthy floral notes and spices are nice accents.

Tastes of lemon zest, toasted grains, light floral hops, coriander and peppery spices up front, followed by a yeast, sweet malt, bubblegum, candied sugar, fruit like pineapple or papaya and wheat bread toast. Faint grapefruit and banana show up right before the finish, which is basically dry after the citrus bitterness fades.

Enjoyable overall, I found it basic but refreshing and a beer I'll have more over the summer.

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Photo of BrendanHurley
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy golden orange body. Light foamy head poured with out of dark amber 12oz bottle with bottled date printed on label.
Smell: Strong scent of a bitter citrus much like a grapefruit followed by a mild spice. Complex enough to present as a strong prequel to the flavor
Taste: Great combination and sequence of flavors. Beginning with a strong citrus start mixed with bits of spices followed by a dry and bitter finish. A very classic and Allagash-like take on the famous Farmhouse style.
Feel: Light feel with high carbonation. Light feel but stays for longer than expected.

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Photo of rangerred
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nick_perry
2.51/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Cloudy, pale yellow appearance. Some yeast notes. Very crisp, light, and dry, but lacks the rustic, yeasty flavor similar to sourdough bread I like in a saison.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz short bottle into Tulip. Bottled on August 31st 2016.

L: Cloudy yellow, finger width fluffy white head with good retention. Good lacing too.

S: Lots of grain, hints of rye and malted barley, grassy hops presence plus some lemon and even banana. Yeasty notes. Typical saison.

T: Faint fruit flavors, good malt presence, spiciness as well, grass and lemon, no banana, good yeasty notes. Not as wild as a great saison but good nonetheless.

F: Light bodied, good carbonation, spicy prickly feeling on the tip of the tongue I like. Very drinkable.

O: A very good Saison but not the best. An excellent beer.

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Photo of TimmyMijal
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle. Nice. Not overly strong flavor, but pleasant.

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Photo of cliff1066
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
4.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TerryAcker
3.17/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bluebird4
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sharp315
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cunning_stunt
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TeachChefs
4.32/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
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