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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 316 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Not bad, no head retention.

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

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
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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Photo of Oakley
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hammerhead79
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 nutkick
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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Photo of mikeg67
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Pours golden with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, wheat malt and spices. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of spices, yeast, wheat malt and citrus. Finish is long and spicy. OK brew.

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

Photo of colbster92
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CityofWind_brew
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Slightly cloudy gold, with a moderate, soft, eggshell head that leaves clingy, cobweb lace.

Smell is lemony apple, pear, and bright, bready yeast.

Taste is light hay, lemon, with light yeast spice.

Refreshing, semi-dry, and lightly bitter.

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Photo of exitmusic
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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

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