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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Allagash Saison is our interpretation of a classic Belgian farmhouse style. It is a golden hued beer, brewed with a 2-Row blend, malted rye, oats and dark Belgian candi sugar. It was hopped with Tettnang, Bravo and Cascade hops. Fermented with a traditional saison yeast strain, this beer exhibits notes of spice and tropical fruit in the aroma. Citrus and a peppery spice dominate the flavor and make way for a pleasant malt character. Saison is full bodied with a remarkably dry finish.

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3.4
yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2017
From tap.Pours hazy yellow. Mild fruity and estery aroma. Medium dry, estery. Light fruity. Mild spiced. Medium dry and estery light fruity finish.

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3.7
Aquilo (651) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 19, 2017
Clear pale golden color with very little head. Aroma is barnyard hay, and pears, perhaps a hint of eucalyptus. Flavor is dry and crisp, with a juniper berries in the finish. Pretty enjoyable.

3.9
tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle from Total Wine in Mountain View, CA. Aroma is fruity, yeasty esters, sweet flowers, some earthy sweet hay. Taste is fruity, crisp, some earthy spice. Solid example of an American Saison!

3.9
ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Surprised I’ve never had this beer before. Very pleasant, drier than average saison with a nice amount of spice and lemon character. Perfect with pizza. Tried at Pequods in Chicago in 2017 during ASEH with the Jayhawks crew.

3.7
Tide (3904) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2017
Draught at City Beer SF. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, yeast, ripe fruits, a bit of white pepper, grass and floral hops. Bitter finish with citrus, floral hops, yeast, ripe fruits, white pepper and grass. Excellent saison.

4.7
MeadMuse39 (17) - Haddon Township, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2017
The Pour: Clear, crisp gold. Head is ivory white, two fingered and consistent. Nose: Smells floral, herbal, grassy like a meadow, or a wooded plain. Taste: Herbal and floral. Very dry, with faint wood notes of ash or light oak. Mouth Feel: Light to medium-light, sharp bubbles, and a dry finish Overall: Light, easy drinking, great for grilling (cookouts, picnics, etc.), meats and cheeses, or grilled vegetables.

3.8
Idiosynkrasie (7535) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2017
355ml bottle. Milky, yellow-ish, pale golden colour with small, to average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Rather clean, floral and fruity aroma, notes of chamomile, daisy, pollen, honey, peach, nectarine, a touch of peppercress, Taste is dry, tart-ish, mildly citrusy hoppy, floral, fruity and peppery yeasty spicy, slightly bready malty basis, hints of chamomlie, daisy, honey, brine, mustard seed, unripe peach, a touch of peppercress, subtle, minimally sugary sweetness; peppery spicy finish. Rich and manifold, well balanced, thereby somewhat reticent and almost a bit watery.

3.4
SONOFWODEN (56) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2017
My favorite US Saison is Ommegang Hennepin Saison or, in the general Belgian category, Gnoemegang Blonde Ale. In comparison, the Allagash body is thinner and taste is more mild than Hennepin. Minimal head when poured, tested in two different style glasses. I do pick up some citrus in both the aroma and flavor, along with some sweetness, which was nice. Here is the weird thing -- I had one of these over four weekends and each time, in glasses that had been cleaned the previous weekend and sitting in a cabinet, I picked up a definite odor of "dust" towards the middle to end. I don’t know how else to describe it and I don’t pick up that "dusty" smell with other beers in those same glasses and conditions. Net, it’s drinkable, ok, but not great.

3.4
laminarman (32) - - FEB 3, 2017
Pale cloudy yellow with a diminishing, effervescent appearing head. Some grassy and fruity/yeasty notes on the nose. The palate is crisp, dry, very nice. I’ve not had many Saison’s but I can certainly see this fit the bill after a few hours of mowing or bike riding during the summer months.


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