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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

part of me expected this to be bretty and funked out like crazy, but i was sort of glad it wasnt. they do enough of that awesome stuff and its cool to have something different from them. this one is a belgian pale all the way, glad to see it listed here as such.its denser golden honey colored with some chill haze on it and a bubbly thick head, just off white, and lasting really nicely, patient looking beer. it smells somewhere between a belgian and a saison on the nose, a little farmhouse element to it, largely probably coming from some wheat that must be in this, but also from the yeast, which has some bubblegum notes to it in the smell, but is quite tame and more herbal frankly than anything else, almost like hay or tea or something. the flavor carries over almost all of the elements from the nose, but it adds a couple too. the most obvious are the hops, which are not bashful in the slightest, but quite pronounced on the tail end and grassy bitter bitey as well, working well with the yeast and grain happening here, this beer feels rustic and raw intentionally, less refined than so many, and sort of left to its own devices which i like a lot. i love the low abv, it tastes and feels a lot bigger, like it could be a baby tripel or something, really really well done, although at the end of the day probably not all that different from a lot of others in its field, its just special because this is an american product. you wouldnt know it without reading the label, thats for sure.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light bread yeast with semi-sweet Belgian style malt. Taste is a refreshing mix between some light fruity notes with a semi-sweet Belgian style malt backbone with some bread yeast notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Very refreshing with just enough complexity. I would love to have this on a regular basis.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to fujii13

Light fizzy head, golden yellow hazy color.

Nose fresh hops, grassy floral earthy Euro hops, outfit grassy lemony, nice Belgian light yeast juicy fruity aromas.

Taste similar, light bready malts and yeast, Belgian yeast character, nice Euro grassy hops, blond golden like Belgian, decent bitterness, light straw, etc.

Mouth is med bodied, nice carb.

Overall quite nice, drinkable, dry, crisp, nice combination of Belgian yeast and hops. A well done belgian pale, off what Allagash usually does, but they got another winner.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mendvicdog
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of billab914
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12/16/12 notes. Big thanks to WhereTheWildBeersGo for this one; thanks Joey. 12 oz. bottle.

a - Pours a hazy bright yellow color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of yeast, spices, citrus hops, floral hops, oranges, lemon, some earthy notes. Very nice nose.

t - Tastes of Belgian yeast, spices, oranges, brett, citrus hops, floral hops, lemon, hay, earthy notes.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. As expected, very easy to drink beer.

o - Overall a very nice sessionable beer. Easy to drink and some nice floral and citrus mixing with Belgian yeast. Would like to have it again.

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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 orangesol
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 Gkruszewski
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle shared by mixylplik3, thanks for the opportunity Matt!
Pours a lightly hazy medium golden color with a huge beige head that persists forever. Aromas of citrus clove and pepper with a hint of honey like sweet maltiness. The flavor is a sweet malty concoction with a fair amount of clove and pepper with bits of orange and light tart citrus rounding it out. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a sweet light phenolic mouthfeel. Nice beer, not really my favorite style, but better than some others I've tried.

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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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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