NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to pantanap. Pours a pale gold with a frothy white head. The nose is clean and grainy, Light peppery yeast but clean. Allagash house strain (obviously). On tasting, light and refreshing, some citrus and grainy notes to go with the pepper. Pretty nice stuff here, though nothing over the top.
baraciisch (2730) - California, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden color... Aroma of roasted malts, Belgian Candi sugar, yeast, grains... Flavor is light and crisp, lots of grains, hay, earth, light fruity notes... Delicious and ultimate session beer
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bellco33 (639) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into sample glass at brewery: Pours hazy yellow / gold with a frothy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, grass, funk, and cracker malts. Taste more of the same with some lemon notes. Very dry, drinkable saison. Nice beer!
DSG (11117) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Amit. Hazy yellow-golden. Aroma of fruity esters, yeast, light spiciness. Flavor has light sweetness, fruity esters, mild spiciness, and a bitterish grassy finish. Medium-bodied. OK.
deyholla (9758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jack, thanks! Pours a hazy orange with a gold hue and a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has strong sweet grains with a decent amount of Belgian yeast with a bit of biscuit and light fruits. Flavor has grass and grains with a bit of biscuit and a Belgian yeast backbone.
ClarkVV (5238) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, a very thoughtful extra from Lukaduke, bottled 6/10/15 and drunk 10/7/15.
Soft tangerine-copper-toned body shows great clarity, leaving light sediment behind. Light carbonation creates a small off-white head that quickly recedes to a ring.
Awesome doughy-peppery nose smells like all the good things about Allagash’s house yeast. No banana or peach, no alcohol, nothing sharp. A touch of earth, light apples/cider notes and soft vanilla-tinged doughiness and easygoing black pepper lingering on the end.
Flavor continues to impress. Tight carbonation and a supply-malted body, especially given it size, propel delicious black pepper phenols, spicy/herbal hops, a pinch of honey and light vanilla, marshmallow and cellar notes on the finish. It’s all wonderfully balanced and the maltiness plays wonderfully against the peppery phenols and light hop bitterness. Very, very drinkable; a table beer indeed, and a delicious one at that. One of the better table beers/abbey singels I’ve had in a long time and much maltier than any that I can remember (most have a bit of an astringency/dryness issue). Wish you could buy 6 packs of this stuff around here. I would drink this all the time. Thanks so much, Luke!
DiarmaidBHK (4063) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Allagash Brewing. Pours golden with a thin white head. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Has some solid Belgian yeast notes on the nose. Has some fruity notes on the tongue. Finished clean. Solid example of style which is accurately named.
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obguthr (5318) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mild smoke and ash nose, dried beans. Cloudy amber, medium head, some lacing. Grassy, lima beans, maybe a bit of malt. Light body, easy carbonation. Little ale character, let alone Belgian ale yeast. Rather lager-y. Allagash isn’t very good at making meh beers. Stick to making good stuff, not beer for schlubs.
Damico (3119) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pretty thick blonde with a white head. Aroma has a light pleasant springy floral profile. Flavor brings blonde light sweet malts and a clean body. Some light grassy hay, but a nice fruitiness that shines through nicely.
conway (2210) - - JUN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gold with a quickly dissipating thin white head. Aroma is floral, popcorn, straw and coriander. Taste follows and adds some citrus. Thin mouthfeel and light carb. Light, refreshing and kind of forgettable.
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Belgian yeast notes, some citrus, bread, coriander, spices, pale with some grassy floral hops. Very easy to drink anytime with food or without. Full flavor, light body. Very good