Allagash House Beer | Allagash Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
317 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:
317
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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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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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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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

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4.49/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Will for setting this aside for me (revised - picked a case up at the brewery because it was so good)
L- cloudy yellow orange
S - yeasty and malty - definitely Belgian
T - same as smell with a citrus hint and peppery biscuit undertones
F - great mouthfeel - superb carbonation
O - Please try this if you run across it - it's a superb Belgian style ale that goes down easy
Hands down, this is the best American Belgian style ale that I've found to date and is one of my favorites.

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4.49/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Box of beers from longstanding friend up east I don’t see often enough. oh wow, creamy yet zesty somehow, high pressure hop hose cleaning it out, spinning the palate around like a country bumpkin’s head standing in middle of Times Square. Smells like outside, captures nature, a get away in a glass. Yeast is pronounced, in fact all the elements of the beer stand out distinctly. East Coast has its own flavor, this beer typifies that uniqueness I’ve been blessed only to visit. Almost a little wild but totally under control of adept brewer keeping the elements contained in the cauldron of fermentation, bottling it up like a late summer snow globe. If this is what they call a house beer, I feel like I live in a cave.

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4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz beer poured into an allagash chalice.

Quick review as I sip this with a friend.

Hazy golden appearance with a frothy white head. Beautiful nose- nice marriage of hops and yeast. Coarse jab of herbs, earthy leaves, and citrus peel. Banana, tropical esters, and traces of white pepper. Taste is much the same, but with a little more spice action. Nice witbier-esque frothy mouthfeel. A great beer overall. Pleasantly yeasty with some fun and coarse hop action. Highly drinkable.

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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 fl oz bottle sealed with silver pressure cap.

poured into Jester King wine stem.

Appearance: Opaque straw yellow bodied beer with big bone white head. Head is composed of tiny tightly compacted bubbles. Head has fantastic staying power and leaves thick lacing all over the glass as head recedes. Allagash and New Glarus make some of the most visually stunning beers in craft beer. This is no exception to that rule.

Smell: Wheat and bready dough. This beer smells like you are walking through the Allagash brewery. A yeast driven beer. Lightly fruity and slightly spicey yeast with a hint of bubblegum. Light earthy and light citrus hopping noted as well.

Taste: Light earthy bitterness and lightly sweet citrusy hops profile mixing with doughy malts and flaked oats. The complexity really comes out in the yeast forward flavors of this ale. Champagne like fruitiness, light clove spice, light peppery spice, and a light bubblegum sweetness. Lingering lightly bitter earthy and a grassy hop with a hint of white pepper lingering on into the aftertaste for just the right amount of time.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer with medium carbonation. This beer is extremely creamy and luxurious. This is perhaps the best mouthfeel I have ever come across in a session strength craft beer.

Overall: Allagash house beer is its own thing. I drank this beer a few years ago and felt that it was phenomenal. After revisiting house beer, I reaffirm that this beer as I remembered it to be. Its delicious and unique. I guess Allagash House has been one of the local "Mainers" secret go to session beer. Wish this was a beer I could have a fresh supply of year around. This beer is very well crafted in many aspects. Plain and simple... this beer is stunning; its a show stopper. This beer deserves to be its own beer style.

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Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 317 ratings.
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