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:
1,138
Reviews:
177
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
Wants:
55
Gots:
335
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,138 |  Reviews: 177
Photo of dacrza1
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: December 11, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: La fin du Monde tulip... OCCASION: prepping for our first Quiz Bowl competition at Leonia tomorrow... APPEARANCE: spritzy, quite hazy sallow golden body; three-finger head slips quickly into a pillowy, single-finger snow-white crown of varying thickness; artistic rings form as lacing as the glass drains... AROMA: beautiful candied sugars allure from the start; lemon, mango and pepper add to the invitation; slight clove and banana suggests yeasty funk that straddles the weizen arena... PALATE: textured, medium-bodied, frothy and active early; grainy but dry at the finish, as expected--quite drinkable... TASTE: pepper and clove work early and satisfy; the mango and lemon are bright and clear, flirting with the bitterness of an IPA but keeping with the funky weizen qualities... OVERALL: a fresh, full-flavored experience, with a light malt profile that allows for an easy-drinking, sessionable ale....

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Photo of Bonntom
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wlfmaldon1
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of swierczt
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMcGirr
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Captaincral
2.9/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Yellow, yeasty, very little head. Slightly thin tasting, spicy. Not bad, not their best.

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Photo of wroywel
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.05/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JOHNKNEEGEEZ
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbaker67
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breardon1776
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very good. Not in my top 5 but very good.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HattedClassic
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured in an Allagash chalice.
The has a nice white and creamy head while the beer itself is a clear pale gold color that is pretty nice to look at.

The smell is nice and rustic if not a bit light. The main notes seem to be a lightly citrusy hop note and bready yeast note with some nice esthers as well. The rye note definitely comes out but also has a bit of sweet oat to soften it.

The taste is good and almost as good as the smell. The rye and oat notes come out fairly well to give a rustic impression while the hops and yeast provide the traditional yeast and bitter citrus notes.

The feel is good and very smooth especially for the style. The finish is semi-dry and not as dry as other saisons. The carbonation is also pretty weak but still good enough.

Overall,a pretty good saison overall and a much more complex one than available in the market. The only downside is that it seems to get better as it warms up. Go for it and recommended.

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Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmashAdams
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is pale, clear, and lively. The smell is yeasty saison with a hint of lemon and spice. The taste is smooth and crisp with a slightly tart aftertaste. This beer improved as it warmed. A really great example of the style. yb

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Photo of andyjeigh
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of That_Turtle
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mirish72
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MiloBuckley
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HannahMarieGrey
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of torimattschriver
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - Straw color, slight haze, good amount of carbonation
Smell - Yeasty, lemon, lemon zest, spice, hints or orange peel
Taste - Zesty, earthy, spice, citrus
Feel - Light and easy drinking

Overall - A nice, very crushable saison.

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Allagash Saison Ale from Allagash Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 1,138 ratings.
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