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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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4.1
cubs (10677) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Glouglouburp. Huge thanks Dany! I’ve been dying to try this again since I last had it two years ago. Moderately cloudy orange appearance with a moderately sized cream colored head and some sediment deposited at the bottom of the glass. Sweet orange citrusy, Belgian yeasty, somewhat peppery, tangerine, wheat malty aroma. Somewhat black peppery, orange-tangerine citrusy, tangy, Belgian yeasty, sweet malty flavor. Good carbonation. I wouldn’t have guessed this has yams but I can taste them now that it’s mentioned. Slightly tangy, orange citrusy, spicy, Belgian yeasty aftertaste. I fucking love Allagash. Cracked open for my 2500th rating.

3.4
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2011
750 ml. Bottle. Orangish/amber color, thick white head. Refreshing Belgian saison. You just have to wait for that thick head to go down to enjoy.

2.7
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Bottle. Pretty disappointing. Pours orange with a white head. Mostly sweet with some spice and pepper. Just a hint of the sweet potato. Basically just a middle of the road saison.

2.4
oobawa (1588) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Very fancy-sounding beer with a rather lame taste. Okay, not lame, but not what I was hoping for after paying $20 for a sweet-potato/pepper saison. The sweet potato is a non-factor, in fact, and the flavor of the pepper is easy to confuse with the usual spiciness of a Saison. Looks beautiful, but I don’t drink the looks, and, while the texture is well done, this beer leaves me more annoyed than satisfied. (9/10)

3.7
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2011
bottle @ Rudolfs Sour Tasting. Bandaid colored pour. Sweet potato fries, pepper in the aroma. surprised the potato came through. Sweet & dry, pretty sweet flavor, mild sasion yeast, not overly complex but quite intersting & tasty

3.7
phaleslu (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2011
750 ml bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Be careful opening this. I had untwisted the cage just a little and the cork shot out like a bullet and just as loud. Pours a cloudy gold color with visible sediment and a big foamy head. The aroma starts with black pepper and yeast, followed by apples, sweet potato, pale malts, straw, and some floral notes. Flavor of black pepper, sweet potato, sweet malts, farmhouse funk, and honey. The black pepper is really big in this and lingers long after the finish. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, spicy mouthfeel. Such an unusual beer. I really liked drinking it but couldn’t drink a whole lot.

3
robinvboyer (4721) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
This was a little disapointing. A light spiciness, quite sweet, but alot of bready malts. no funk, or sourness to speak of, it was really like a sweet amber ale, with a very light touch of spice. pretty ordinary.

3.4
JohnnyJ (5570) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle. Hazy orange pour, white head. Sweetness, a bit of fruit, spicey, yeasty, and peppery. Meh it’s okay.

3.8
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2011
750 ml bottle...Hazy deep copper pour ,small white head , excellent lacing . Aroma is fruity (peach) , slight yeast and pepper . Sweet malt flavor , fruity ,and spicy . Medium to high carbonation , finish is dry and slightly bitter .

3.8
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
On tap at Monk’s Cafe for Allagash Day. Pours a hazy lemon yellow, with a rich, frothy, heavily laced-out white head. Snowflake lacing throughout. Aroma of lemon zest, spice, clove, peaches, strawberries, funk, and hibiscus flowers; the nose is almost identical to Dieu du Ceil’s Rose d’Hibiscus. Medium to thin bodied with a sweet, spicy, delcicately floral palate. Very nicely balanced between the sweetness of the fruits and the spice of the pepper. I did not pick up any traces of sweet potato, but I assume it added to the depth and earthiness of the brew. Very well done saison.


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