Allagash House Beer | Allagash Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
316 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:
316
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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Photo of stakem
2.81/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a matching Allagash cervoise. The brew appears a hazed golden with lighter yellow around the edges. A finger of frothy off-white cap displays solid retention with support from rising bubbles. As the cap slowly fades, it leaves a full wall of patchy lace sticking to the glass.

The aroma has that spicy belgian yeast aspect that is earthen with a bit of clove. Some grassy character to herbal and almost vegetative. As it warms up, it gets a bit phenolic and cheesy. Some smells bring out almost plastic and mineral aspects that are not terribly inviting.

The flavor reiterates the aromatics. Spicy belgian yeasty quality with hints of grass and herbs almost more vegetative than anything else. As the brew warms up, it gets a bit sulfuric with almost a plastic note. This brew tastes quite disjointed and slightly off.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. When hearing this was a new Zealand hopped brew, I sort of had a level of expectation. What this ended up being was a bit of an awkward belgian style ipa but with the bitterness well restrained. I think it is a muddled mess and not something I would want to drink in any quantity. I do appreciate the chance to try it though.

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Photo of GuitarIPA
3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Mattmarchand
3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GABrew
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Kinger86
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dasenebler
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Allagash House Beer
1/26/13
12oz, no date/code.

Cloudy, glowing orange. Fluffy white head retains at a finger. (3.5)

Aroma is yeasty, earthy and a touch spicy. More hops would be nice, seeing as the yeast character is not particularly pleasing. (3)

Dry and pretty bitter. Spicy, peppery and decidedly phenolic. Basically follows the aroma with a touch more complexity. Bread, hay, straw, wood, leaf. Slightest bit of lemon. Clean, no esters. Rindy bitterness really builds up on the palate. Medium carb, semi-watery feel, refreshing. (3.5, 3.5)

A decent Belgian pale. I like the dryness, but I really think it could use some more fruit character and hops. I don't think the Allagash White yeast strain carries over particularly well to this style, though it's still a nice beer. (3.5)

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Photo of tkdchampxi
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TWStandley
3.41/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JRed
3.47/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy golden with white head that stays around. Smells of funky flowers, lemons, wet grass, and hay. Tastes of funky sunflowers, lemon sweetness, hay. Light bodied with medium carbonation. A great session with funk character. Really fuggin nice in the summer heat.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of waddellc2
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Allagash House Beer from Allagash Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 316 ratings.
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