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Allagash Sixteen Counties | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
We named this beer to honor the rich tradition of farming in the sixteen counties of Maine. We brew the beer with malted Maine-grown barley, unmalted Maine-grown red wheat, and Maine-grown organic oats.

Sixteen Counties has a bright copper hue with aromas of lemon rind, flowers, and candied grapefruit. The first sip opens with herbal hop notes, wheat cracker, and citrus and ends with a balanced, dry finish.

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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,367
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
291
pDev:
7.41%
Bros Score:
4.16
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
38
Trade:
0
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Reviews by wisrarebeer:
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4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Jason
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Tight bubbled lace meets a deep amber hued brew that carries a faint haze. Little bit of brett funk in the nose with some lush fresh hop resin. Smooth and crisp, lots of malt layers that open up with each sip. Fresh hop flavors throughout, resin and wild flowers to start then more of an orangey piney flavor. Little bit of Hawaiian sweet bread and tropical fruit in the finish. Wow, Allagash needs to do more fresh hop beers ... this one is a winner.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.84/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 10/6/16 opened on 7/30/17

An ode to sustainable farming in Maine.

A bright golden-copper color. Gyser-style streaming bubbles in the middle rush up to create a rather dense and creamy white foam cap. The bubbles continue to rush and create new foam coverage throughout the session, thanks to the lively, bottle conditioned pitched yeast.

The aroma has, sun dried golden wheat and oats, a funky, sweet N Sour yeast, a pilsner-like, honey sweet malt and light, sweet tropical fruits from the hops and perhaps the yeast. Very complex nose. Later on it gives off some serious herbs and spice racK effects.

The mouthfeel is exceptional. Finally Allagash delivers a Belgian-style ale that actually hold up to the real deal authentic Belgians....Farmhouse? Tripel? Perhaps a bit of both ?
combined with locally sourced ingredients from Maine! ....It's light, lively, lush and smooth in the middle with a slightly dry finish. Just perfect. This liquid just dances on the palate.

The malty complexity is simply awesome, pilsner flavored with a dash of wild honey but stays light and crisp. The yeast is bold and very complex, sweet N sour, funky earth and slightly fruity. The hops are very grounding with earthy, and slightly fruity notes. The local Maine red wheat and oats adds amother level to the complexity and lush mouthfeel. The wheat and oats give this an otherworldly earthy flavor that is just perfect. ...Stylistically, this one falls under Farmhouse/Saison for me.

Highlights and overall effect: The unique and complex yeast strain flavor's. Bottle conditioning. The overall depth of complexity in all aspects with a most wonderful mouthfeel. The adjuncts add an X factor of WOW!!

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of chiefbender
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JakerLou
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mctizzz
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a thick white head.

Smell: Almost no smell to it, scarce citrus notes.

Mouthfeel/ Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of citrus with cloves.

Overall: Good IPA, taste more like a hefeweizen or a Belgian White than an IPA. But it was good, and I would not turn it down if it was offered to me again.

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Photo of briandaube
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of christinelovesbeer
4.61/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MontfortBrew
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcbroome
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avisong
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hessian257
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wroywel
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjstacker
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zimm421
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drinkbeernoth2o
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Allagash is my favorite brewery. But this is not a pale ale. It's an incredible beer but not they it claims to be.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Vermont Tap house, Williston, VT.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a glossy burnt orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Subtle stringy lace.
The aroma had some sweet Belgian sugars, light crushed coriander, lemon peel - sweet and bitter, lemon peel, light orange pulp sweetness, clean toffee malts, sly earthiness, and a touch of smooth sweet grassiness.
The flavor leaned into the sweetness of the blend between the lemon, the lemon peel, the orange pulp and Belgian sugars. Malts were still there, but super lighter. Earthiness pops the coriander and melds into the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a nice clean carbonation seeming to play nicely with the projected ABV. Good sipper.
Overall, pretty damn nice Belgian pale ale that I would have again, looking forward to grabbing a bottle of this.

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Photo of Gmann
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden honey color with a big pillowy head. Good retention.

The aroma is bright and floral. Big yeasty clove scent. Some hay and lemon.

The taste is of hay and farmhouse, grass and clove. Bready malt, some pepper. Some candied fruit notes.

The feel moderate with very fizzy carbonation. Sweet on the palate but finishes with a grassy bitter offset.

A good Belgian blonde. Good yeast notes.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shaymus
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Allagash Sixteen Counties from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 291 ratings
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