Saison Gratis
Allagash Brewing Company

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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 11.28%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
13
From:
Allagash Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes:
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 13
Photo of KTCamm
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

8/11/18...pours pale gold, cloudy, light ring of white foam. Strong white wine sour tart nose. Sharp crisp lemon sour taste. Slight pucker. Dry finish. Very good;.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this at Saison Day at Rare Barrel on April 14, 2018. Pours a darker yellow color with 1/4" white head. Its cloudy. Aroma is a neat little mashup of stuff. You have three hop varieties used that are absolutely new to this well versed hop nose. I'm familiar with Nugget, but Calista, Grundgeist and Strisselspalt are all first time hops for me. Nonetheless, the beer gives off a nice fruity citrus beyond just grapefruit from what I suspect are combinations of the coolship, yeast and hops.

Taste is pretty cool, the hoppiness isn't pungent like an ipa, but they are definitely above and beyond what most expect in a saison. Its definitely got more sourness going for it than most saisons as well. The base is nice and gritty grain. Hides the alcohol well despite it being on the upper end of the spectrum for style. Calista and the Grundergeist (sic) ones provide a nice low alpha acid stone fruit presence.

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Saison Gratis from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 13 ratings