Allagash House Beer | Allagash Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
318 Ratings
Allagash House BeerAllagash House Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Phyl21ca on 10-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
318
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 318 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by smakawhat:
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Much thanks Toasterchef!

Out of the bottle she pours real nice, with a creamy off white head easily three fingers deep with a thick whipped presence. Retention manages well, good staying power if a little soapy but that meringue keeps glued. The body color is beautiful, it has numerous shades of orange amber and yellow gold, with super slow rising carbonation, and a strong middle column of fire in the middle. As it sits the head clumps like crazy all over the glass This is sexy looking, I am transfixed.

What an interesting nose. Sweet malts, a little bit of that classic Belgian sensing candy (sucrose?) but with a different sweet sense. Airy crisp malt and mild hop hiding, but a real creamy sensation whaffs over. It smells like sweet angel food cake, it's crazy, with a little bit of malt husk.

Palate reaches for a light bodied pale ale angle, but easily drinks like nothing going down. Crisp malt pleasanstry followed with a dense mild sweetness. Hop like finish hints just ever so slightly.. I can't pinpoint the profile, you just know it's there, that green leaf bitterness. Real complimenting flavors, that meld nicely, wonderfully balanced. I also love the fact the sweetness on this is so toned down too.

Overall, what a great super beer. An idea of a super session-able Belgian? Pattersbier? And one that seems all American to boot? I love it and I am normally NOT a fan of this brewery. Great friggin job!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NiceTaps
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in a nonic.

Pours a bright golden sunshine color with a fat white head that leaves lots of lacing and never thins past a thick film. It's bright, clear, and a touch cloudy all at once. Gentle small bubble carb.

A very pleasant nose of yeast, light hops like lemon and grass. A mild touch of funk.

Toasted malt, active yeast, spice, and lemon. There's a slight mineral or medicinal quality that comes from tart apple flavor.

Medium body, smooth and easy drinking. Gentle with no yeast harshness. Clean flavorful finish.

Less is more: less funk, less alcohol, less fruits; all add to more drinkability and enjoyment.

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Photo of Jason
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Beautiful lacing, stunning clarity show a pale golden yellow hue. Aroma is of mild stone fruit and chalky yeast. Dry palate with a nutty yeast tone throughout, clean graininess meets peppery medicinal phenols. Crisp and extremely drinkable. Hands down, one of the best beers Allagash produces.

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Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of juicebox
5/5  rDev +26.6%

Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of sourdog
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jliscin
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Iparedman
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Roguer
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of tempest
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the Belgian session beer I didn't know I was waiting for. The nose has nutty, toasty malts with a balanced his of herbal, peppery spice that could be hops, yeast, or both. The body is thin and the finish is dry, but with a satisfying bitterness. What a great table beer. There's a bitter grapefruit edge, but this sticks with the dry, pale malts and spicy farmhouse character. I'd buy this by the sixtel.

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Photo of Hessian257
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dlj_77
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of wroywel
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle. A little hazy and kinda dull golden. Smells of doughy malts, yeast, light spices, and some licorice. Taste starts with the spice and licorice flavor. Bready malts. Lingering spice flavor, like caraway or something. Light body. Low carbonation. Subtle beer, but very nice.

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Photo of zimm421
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Danielr26
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmlund
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 318 ratings.
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