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Formerly brewed at Allagash Brewing Company
Style: Saison
Portland, Maine USA
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This year it’s a Belgian-style saison ale brewed with sweet potato and black pepper.

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3.9
JoeMcPhee (10130) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Pale golden pour. The nose is lovely. Soft spicy nose with a lot of light spice, herbal/spicy hops. Bright saisonesque yeastiness. Very light and fresh and a little bit peppery. Very spicy yeastiness that comes across both dry and fruity. Light and lean with a touch of lemon and yeasty spice. Fresh and very tasty. It has a nice grassy herbal character along with a little bit of light tartness on the back. Spicy and quite tasty.

3.7
alobar (3967) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
On tap at Blue Dog. Cloudy orange/amber color with a tall white head. Aroma of yeast, pepper, and fruit. Flavor of yeast, pepper, and fruit. Lively and tasty.

3.7
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2009
750ml Bottle: Aroma of fruit, yeast, pepper, Belgian malts, and slight citrus. Poured golden/amber in color with a large, loose, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Lightly cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Small lacing. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of fruit, pepper, yeast, light Belgian malts, slight coriander, and a hint of caramel. Light to medium body. Thinish, lightly dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Yeast and pepper finish is lightly dry. 8.3%ABV is totally hidden.

2.7
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2009
Looks great. Rich golden color, vanishing white head. Surprisingly little lace for an Allagash, but then sweet potatoes probably have less protein than their usual wheat and barley grain mix. Nose of a Belgian tripel with ... cabbage? Taste of a Belgian tripel, slightly peppery, slightly sweet, with cabbage? Carrots? The finish is vegetal ... and seriously weird, which fades, leaving hints of hops and pepper. Minus a couple of bonus points because it is too expensive and too alcoholic to be this unpleasant. Now ... who can I give the rest of the case to? And I’m usually a huge fan.

3.7
TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2009
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté chez American Flatbread (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur d’agrumes et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices avec une pointe sucrée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #2619)

3.9
Travlr (26423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2009
On draft at the new Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Second best draft of the night. Deep golden straw hue with a medium white head. Aroma of malt and orange. Very full mouth, flavor of orange peel and coriander, maybe a hint of clove. Very nice indeed.

4.1
EastCoaster (122) - USA - AUG 27, 2009
Enjoyed this at a tasting tour held at the brewery, I was without pen or paper but the beer was incredulously complex one really needs to sit down to work out to determine all the subtle complexities.


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