Allagash Blonde | Allagash Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.86%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewer Kevin Watson's interpretation of a Belgian Blonde. Brewed with pilsner malt and traditional, noble hops (Hallertauer and Saaz), this 7.1% ABV, straw colored ale has a light to medium body and a clean, crisp finish. Refreshing and delicious, just in time for Summer. Winner of a Gold medal at the 2010 GABF.

Added by ToasterChef on 08-03-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On Tap at Kite & Key.

Blonde looks the part but more of a dirty blond with some yellow around the edges. A flimsy cap of white stuff that leaves no stick. Smell is mad grassy from the noble hops. It opens up to some slight citrus and orange with a biscuit malt presence. Not to appeasing to me. The taste is kind of off. The noble hops make this a grassy sonofabitch while the malt kind of muddles that. Not a grerat mix IMO. Slight floral tastes as well. Feel is on point, less than medium with light carb and a crisp finish. This just did not do it for me, not my favorite in the style and this is on a hot summer day. I just wanted it to be done. I kinda question the age on this keg, but im going off my experience in the present time. I have faith that Rob and the boys at Allagash meant well, hopefully I can try this super fresh sometime.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at New World Tavern, Plymouth

Appearance: 1/4 head, medium carbonation, bright straw yellow in color, cloudy

Smell: light wheat and honey--not an overly strong smell

Taste: first taste is a big dose of Belgian spices--then comes light wheat and grapefruit

Mouthfeel: bitter but not overly so, moderate-high carbonation, light bodied

Overall: I love the light body on this. It is soft and subdued, yet flavorful. That said, I have had better in the style flavor wise. Not a bad beer, but there are others from Allagash I would get first.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill in NJ.

Pours bright gold, active bubbles. Foaming. Yeast nose, hint of pepper. Light flowery taste. Almost has a Savignon Blanc wine feel to it. Buried citrus. Very good, but quite wine like.

Nice beer, certainly not as good as the signature white.

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Allagash Blonde from Allagash Brewing Company
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