Allagash Brewing Company Reviews




drsandman
4
Allagash James and Julie
Pours a deep red Amber, minimal off white hewD. Aroma is oak, vinegar, cherry, malt, barnyard, flavor is much of the same, real smooth, medium sour. Great Flanders
Thursday, July 28, 2016

jkwood04
3.4
Allagash James Bean
750ml bottle in a plastic cup. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of coffee, some light bourbon and oak, pale and caramel malts, and some light notes of Belgian yeast. Flavor the same with a decent blend. The sweet beer and coffee and (light) bourbon barrel notes don’t really blend perfectly. Average texture. Decent overall.
Thursday, July 28, 2016

dnstone
4.1
Allagash Neddles
Carries a boozy, tart aroma. Poured a copper color with white head. Nice, mellow tart green apple character with rounded rum boozy finish. Notes from ’14 Denver Rare Beer Tasting
Thursday, July 28, 2016

tia
3.9
Allagash Confluence Ale
Tap at the Answer. Smells like the edge between the woods and a field of wildflowers. Dry.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DocLock
3.7
Allagash James Bean
750 cc from Whole Foods PM. Pours hazy copper with fluffy, white head. Nose is coffee, florals, malt, yeast. Tastes floral, hoppy, with notes of coffee, yeast, and some spice. Complex finish.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The_Osprey
3.8
Allagash Golden Brett
Bottle share at One Canada Square. Many thanks to Paulie. As Allagash Golden Brett, 7.7%, bottled July 2015. Hazy pineapple juice orange, opaque, still, foamy off-white head. Aroma is pineapple, apricot, funky. Body is light, tingly carbonation, a little frothy. Taste is sherbet, peachy, apricot, light acidity. Nice intensity of fruit. A very solid fruity sour. . Good.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Scopey
3.8
Allagash Golden Brett
Bottle from the brewery, shared at level 42. It pours clear gold with a thick white head. The aroma is rich, funky, musty, Brett, farmyard, apricot skin, persimmon, vanilla, hay, green apple and lemon custard. The taste is crisp, funky, earthy, brett, sour candy, vinous, gooseberry, apricot skin, peach, nectarine, green apple skin and wood with a dry, funky finale. Medium body and high, foamy carbonation. Very quaffable.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Leighton
3.8
Allagash Golden Brett
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Opens with a bang, but does not gush. Pours lightly hazy gold with a creamy, white head. Tart lemon candies in the nose, some woody accents, lemon peel, a little tangerine. Light sweet flavour with relaxed acidity, some wheat bread, more tangy lemon candies, faint musty funk. Light bodied with lively, massaging carbonation. Clean finish, tart and tangy, with further citrus fruits, light hay, a little alcohol warmth. Lovely.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Theydon_Bois
3.8
Allagash Golden Brett
Bottle at Level 42, thanks to Bropey, 27/07/16. Almost clear golden with a decent egg shell white cap of bubbles. Nose is funk forward, brett strokes, apricot, light fecal notes, damp hay bale, wood must. Taste comprises on the turn melon, apple core, funk, straw, light dungy brett, lemon peel, musty balsa rot. Medium bodied, light spritz in the carbonation - aiding the drinkability, semi dyring close with a mellow brett edge. Solid brett sour.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lukaduke
4
Allagash Fluxus 2016
Pours a medium golden hue with two fingers of white foam. Nose is a blend of biscuit malt, wet hay, touch of sulphur and floral honey. Palate follows the nose and has nice lively carbonation. Flavors of fieldgrass, light nuances of ginger and wet gin barrel notes but honestly it reads closer to a classic saison then a gin barrelled version. Although slight hints are there to add complexity I would have liked a bit more punch overall but again its a fine line and I think light handed is not necessarily a bad approach !
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

ROGUE
3.7
Allagash Victor
On tap at SLL and 750ml bottle. Pours a medium amber color with a inch off-white head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge. Fruity yeast aroma with notes of pear, raspberry and apple. Taste has a wheat presence to go along with the yeast. Some Bready notes and a pronounced sweetness. Alcohol is quite well hidden. Tangy and a bit prickly. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

UnicornBrewing
4.7
Allagash House Beer
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.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Jow
4.1
Allagash Cuvée d’Industrial
Bottle at home purchased upstate at very reasonable price compared to what I’ve seen it for round here. Dusty cloudy golden small frothy head. Nose is tropical fruits, some funky barnyard, and oak. Tastes of apricot, lemon sherbet, vanilla, Asian pear, Barnyard, woody, and white wine. Delicate with some tart funkiness. Quite nice
Monday, July 25, 2016

DocLock
4
Allagash Hive 56
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy brownish black. Nose was tart dark fruit, mild cacao, fig. Tasted complex, with notes of fig, dates, dark choc, honey, and yeastiness.
Monday, July 25, 2016

JDBaker11058
3.9
Allagash Interlude
appearance: hazy golden-orange-red, with a finger of creamy light tan head. aroma: red wine vinegar, green apple skins, champagne-y yeast, sharp-sweet funk. taste: tart, slightly sour bite of raspberry and stone fruit up front, then some vinous, jammy notes, followed by a peppery funk of brett. finish: funkier as it warms, as the sharpness of the brett becomes more plasticky; lingering tart vinous notes too. notes: Superbly well-hidden alcohol; great lively palate. Funky, tart, and complex. Birthday gift from Christian, 2016.
Monday, July 25, 2016

mike67
3.5
Allagash House Beer
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.
Monday, July 25, 2016

muzzlehatch
4
Allagash Little Brett
12 ounce bottle from Cork Keg & Spirits in Rockford, IL, sampled at cellar temp in a Duvel glass. Big - but not explosive - foamy small-bubbled head tops a somewhat cloudy light golden-straw body, the foam dissipating with some rapidity and leaving just a bit of residue...I get the mango right away, in fact that’s all the first whiff gives me, but tamarind does come into play (I wouldn’t necessarily know that aromatic component if I hadn’t been using it in cooking lately)...I can’t say for certain that it’s tamarind or other sour notes I’m getting, but the farmhouse texture is definitely there and it blends nicely with the sweet juicy fruitiness of the mango....quite dry on the tongue all the way through, with just a touch of juicy sour fruit in the middle, but then drying out completely towards a rather bitter finish that reminds me of thyme-accented dry bread, like a slightly stale baguette - not that it’s really got a "stale" quality mind you but there is something more old and aged than new and fresh about it, which works for me but may not for a lot of people....very full mouthfeel, moderate carbonation could be a little stronger but might require just a touch of sweetness to go with it. I don’t think the brett character is all that strong, to me this appears at first to be more of a lightly fruit-accented quite dry saison, but I can’t deny that the sourness does make a difference, turning it into something else, and I think the addition of tamarind maybe worked to create a more readily palatable tart beer. I don’t know, I’m just spouting off; in any case, a fine product; Allagash has only rarely disappointed me and I’m glad that I’ve found some local places to get at least a few of their more common products - they don’t just save the best for the $20+ 750s.
Monday, July 25, 2016

mike67
4.2
Allagash James Bean
On tap at the brewery. Pours orange with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, vanilla and coffee. Body is full and slightly crisp. Alcohol, caramel malt, bourbon, vanilla and coffee fill the mouth. Finish is long and peppery. Very nice brew.
Monday, July 25, 2016

mike67
3.9
Allagash Fluxus 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours golden with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of flowers, bready malt, fruit and some candy sugar. Body is medium and smooth. Yeast, spices, grassy hops, honey, pale malt, candy sugar, vanilla and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and dry. Interesting brew.
Monday, July 25, 2016

mike67
4
Allagash Sixteen Counties Ale (2016)
On tap at the brewery. Pours orange with fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of funky yeast, bready malt, fruit and some candy sugar. Body is full and crisp. Earthy hops, funky yeast, pale malt, candy sugar and fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and bitter. Interesting brew.
Monday, July 25, 2016

hopdog
3.6
Allagash Saison
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy yellow color with a smaller sized head. Yeast, spicy, citrus, and some earthiness.
Monday, July 25, 2016

brokensail
3.8
Allagash James and Julie
Bottle @ Home. Cork exploded as soon as I loosened the cage. Amber in color with a finger of short lived white foam. Red wine vinegar and strawberry on the nose. There’s some cherry skin, a bit of charred oak, and grape skins. Pretty nice lemon note to it as well. Has just a touch of sweetness to it. Finishes a little grassy and heavy on the acid, but I like it overall.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

PanMarek
3.9
Allagash Saison
Doughy yeast on the nose with some pale hay malts and a touch of citrus hops. Mild spicy notes at the top. Pours pale golden with light white foam that disappears quickly. The flavor starts off bitter and the spice and white pepper comes in the middle. Faint metallic taste at the end when the hops come in and maybe some grass. Light body with active fizz and slight saison soapiness. Finishes dry.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

PilsnerPeter
3.4
Allagash Little Brett
Tap at Barcade: Light golden pour with a fading white head. Fruity aroma with a mild brett note. Pineapple and leather. Very light and dry body. Lively carbonation. Very light and thin. Mild faint crackery base. Some pineapple and lots of minerally phenols. Slightly spicy. One dimensional.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

ROGUE
3.9
Allagash Victoria Ale
On tap at SLL tasting and 750 ml bottle. Pours a dark golden color with just a faint haze. The aroma is muted but smells vaguely of yeast and lees. The flavor has a lot of grape to it, subtle floral elements and a Belgian yeast funk. Alcohol is kept at bay for the most part, and this is a refreshing option. Full bodied, well carbonated feel with a slight dryness.
Friday, July 22, 2016

ROGUE
3.4
Allagash Fluxus 2008
On tap at SLL tasting. Allagash Ginger Wit. Poured a cloudy, golden color with a foamy head that fell to a ring around the edges. Smell of strong ginger, citrus (orange), spice (pepper, coriander) along with light herbaceous and earthiness from the ginger. Taste has the ginger come on mildly at the start, but ends packing a punch! The ginger intensity builds, yet the citrus and spice flavors are not completely overwhelmed. It is a very fresh, earthy ginger flavor. More subtle flavors come in to play with pear and apple notes, a hint of banana, and spicy notes of coriander and peppercorns. Light in body, a little creamy, highly carbonated and crisp.
Friday, July 22, 2016

ROGUE
3.9
Allagash Confluence Ale
On tap at SLL tasting and 750ml bottle. Pours a golden color with a white head with plenty of lace. Earthly aromas with horse blanket, fruity esters, and hints of lemon. There are flavors from clean fruity esters, earthly elements due to the yeast, spices, pepper, and lemon. It has a moderate feel that is moderately bitter with some alcohol warming. There is a slight tart feel in the finish.
Friday, July 22, 2016

ROGUE
3.7
Allagash Midnight Brett
On tap at SLL tasting. Poured an opaque cola color with moderate light tan head. Smelled like sweet apple cider and tart vinegar, with some funky oak and sour and brown sugar. Tastes of funky oak and tart vinegar, with some sour apple and sweet brown sugar and minerals. It had a mostly clean and sour aftertaste. Palate was fairly thick with lots of carbonation. Big bubbly body.
Friday, July 22, 2016

trapped
3.7
Allagash Sixteen Counties Ale (2016)
Draught @ Stag’s Head. Cloudy bright orange with small foamy off-white head, faint vanilla aroma, medium carbonation, typical Belgian yeast taste, a bit salty, thin body, long vanilla flavored finish. Very good example of the genre.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Zymurgeist2
3.5
Allagash Sixteen Counties Ale (2016)
Tap at Harrys in San Jose. Pouts slightly hazy deep yellow with full white head. Both aroma and flavor tilt to grapefruit rind, with slight lemon in flavor. Cracker malt gives modest support.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Zymurgeist2
2.8
Allagash James Bean
Tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose. Coffee grinds dominate aroma. Hazy golden-orange with moderate white head that lingers as a creamy ring. Taste is astringent coffee and baker’s chocolate. Thinish mouthfeel.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Zymurgeist2
4.1
Allagash Nancy
Draught at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose. Beautiful aromas of cherry and pie spice. A little apple pie as well. Hazy orange-copper with minimal off-white head around the sides. Flavor is tart that increases through the mouth. Cherry and citrus tree. Semi-dry finish. Full mouthfeel gives well rounded sense. Wonderful.
Friday, July 22, 2016

RobertDale
3.8
Allagash Interlude
Shared 750 ml. bottle. Pours a dark gold with a small white head. Aroma of fruit and wood. Taste is dark fruit, citrus, wood, caramel, and spice. Very enjoyable.
Friday, July 22, 2016

TaktikMTL
3.8
Allagash Sixteen Counties Ale (2016)
Bouteille de 750 ml, avec bouchon de liège, partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Odeur de céréales et de levures avec une pointe d’houblon. Apparence: La couleur est orangée légèrement voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût d’agrumes et de gomme baloune avec une pointe de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de gomme baloune en arrière goût. (Rating #7003)
Friday, July 22, 2016

stef73
3.8
Allagash Black
Achète lors d un voyage aux usa, Biere de couleur noir avec un peu everfesssance et le col est couleur moka . On n’a des notes de chocolat et de ttorrification. C est où on goûte le chocolat un peu Lait avec un côté de Israël le est quand même lèger . Bonne Biere
Thursday, July 21, 2016

ClarkVV
3.5
Allagash Fluxus 2012
Bottle at Novare Res, 7/10/16.
Large beige head is well-retained atop a deep golden-brass body with a touch of copper and chill haze.
Fruity yeast notes are quite strong and showcase apple, pear, strawberry and peach. A little bit of bubble gum and lots of pepper. Not sure where the yeast phenolics start end and the actual peppercorn begins but it’s well-done without being overdone. Malts behind it are lightly bready and could be a bit more delicate/soft/succulent to balance these big phenolics.
Still a very high carbonation, with light vegetal qualities, strong esters and phenols and moderately sweet, caramel-tinged cream-like maltiness. Gets peppery-sweet on the end, maybe a bit too much so. Alcohol well-concealed and no flaws. Don’t get the spelt really, though I suppose the light cerealic sweetness could be due to the spelt. Interesting and seems like it must have been rather overbearing young.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

VT
3.9
Allagash Sixteen Counties Ale (2016)
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper golden with a thick, resilient white head. Aroma is lemon, cinnamon, grapefruit and honey. Flavor is grass, cereal, lemon, lime, grapefruit, dusty and oldish. Finish is lemon, grass, peach and pear. Lingering lemon kick and bubble gum. Medium body, average carbonation.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

drfabulous
3.7
Allagash Sixteen Counties Ale (2016)
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep orange. Wit like with yeasty notes. Some floral taste. Orange. Nice.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

koleminer20
3.7
Allagash Farm to Face
From notes. Enjoyed at Doug’s house for the Epic Peach and Apricot debacle of a tasting that happened on July 9. 375 mL bottle. The pour is cloudy peach juice looking with a thicker white cap of head that falls to a film. The aroma is pretty solid in the white peach, but then the barrel comes plowing in. There is a strong citric acidity to it and it comes with a touch of vinegar. The flavor is very similar. The vinegar and barrel really are a turn off for this one. The tart peach and lemon sourness come through nicely with a lingering funkiness. The mouth feel is light and crisp with a bright carbonation and a strongly lacto and peach finish. This one was a little more vinegary than I would care for. Allagash makes some interesting beers, that’s for sure.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

markwise
3.7
Allagash Coolship Cerise
Bottle courtesy of a kind soul at Beer Blogger’s Conference 2016. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is cherry, funk, brett, some sour bite, and a bit of fruity sweetness. Flavor is similar with cherry, fruit, funk, some sour bite, and a hint of oak. Light to medium in body and very nice overall.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ctipping
3.6
Allagash Tiarna
375 mL bottle. Orange body and a little hazy. Smells of brett, doughy malts, and some Belgian yeastiness behind it all. A little bit of citrus, too. Tastes really nice. Bretty yeast. Bright citrus. Grainy malt. A little bit sweet. Earthy bretty notes in the finish. Medium body and a little creamy. Well carbonated. Very promising and reminiscent of quality Belgian sours, but doesn’t quite reach the heights of a really great beer.
Monday, July 18, 2016

hopdog
3.5
Allagash Sixteen Counties Ale (2016)
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a hazy golden color with a smaller sized head. Citrus, some fruitiness, and a little herbal.
Monday, July 18, 2016

hopdog
4
Allagash St. Klippenstein
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a black color with a tan head. Chocolate, roast, some woodiness, vanilla, and a lighter bourbon.
Monday, July 18, 2016

skmikeg
4
Allagash Little Brett
Pours pale golden with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of pineapple, fresh cut grass, tart fruits, citrus, some bread crust, and some wet hay. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty and interesting sour ale.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

kevinsenn
4.6
Allagash St. Klippenstein
On tap at Doc Pond’s, Stowe. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, yum. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, chocolate liqueur, booze, and coffee liqueur. Silky smooth body. Great.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

thornecb
3.8
Allagash St. Klippenstein
Pours deep mahogany tinged brown into a snifter. Mocha head with excellent retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Sweet vanilla and bourbon aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and chocolate upfront turning to hot, dry vanilla in the lasting burn finish.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

PanMarek
3.5
Allagash Black
Proper stout nose, rich, roasted malts, dark coffee and a little yeast. Dark brown, opaque with tan foam. The taste is roasted malt and some coffee and chocolate come through with some moderate flavors of bread and yeast. Finishes with malty darkness. Overall very smooth and drinkable. Medium - heavy body with low - moderate fizz. Sampled at Wurst Party Ever 7 November 2015.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

koleminer20
3.7
Allagash Curieux
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 for the fucking book. The pour is a darker golden yellow color with a thick white head that falls down to a cap leaving a good soapy lace. The aroma is not too bad. There is a nice banana and spice blend up front with a decent yeastiness on the back end. It’s pretty plain and light, and there isn’t any barrel here. The flavor is, well, not good. There is a permanent marker, spice, yeasty bit happening with a metallic malt and a light bourbon. It’s also quite woody. This is better than the first time I had it, but not good. The mouth feel is a little heavy with a soft carbonation and a spicy bourbon barrel and yeast on the finish. I’m not a fan of this at all. Tripels can blow me.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

ebone1988
3.4
Allagash Curieux
Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is funk, wet grass, barnyard, slight banana, maybe a little woody. Appearance is darker golden, off white head, hazy. Taste is woody, spice, funk, banana, bourbon, barnyard, permanent marker. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, dry, woody metallic aftertaste. Overall, better than I remember but still not good.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

RLiddell
4.2
Allagash Neddles
On tap at the brewery. A quick disclaimer, I’m a big fan of sours. That being said, I love the nose of this beer, acetic acid and sour fruit. Taste follows, with just the right balance of sour and sweet. Very nice sour!
Sunday, July 17, 2016