Allagash Brewing Company Reviews




argo0
3.5
Allagash Nancy
375ml bottle. Minimal head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, tart cherry, Brett, light lemon, wood. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, Brett/cherry, tart, some sour. Acidic light-medium body, light stickiness.
Thursday, December 1, 2016

brokensail
3.3
Allagash Monmouth Red
​On tap @ Allagash. Copper colored beer with a white head. Strong caramel malt, oak, and cherry on the nose. Definitely shows its strength with some booze on the tongue. Plenty of grassy funk, lemon juice, and a bit of red wine vinegar. There’s a pretty strong dark, vinous fruit quality to it which I like, but not sure I can get past the booze and acetic aspects.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

brokensail
3.7
Allagash Tripel Reserve
On tap @ Allagash. Amazingly, I have not rated this. Might as well get the sample at the source! Clear golden beer with a white head. The nose is big on banana, bread, and caramel. Fair amount of sweet pear and apple as well. Slight spice, some yeast, and a touch of citrus peel. Very light alcohol as well. Fairly sweet beer, but not overly so. Pretty nice grass and slightly herbal aroma on the finish. Actually a little bit of bitterness.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

beer_queue
3.1
Allagash Curieux
Medium, cloudy blonde with a medium white head. Aroma is simplistic with malts leading the way; some subtle light fruit sweetness & spice in the back. Flavors are what you’d expect from a standard tripel (malt backbone, bananas, fruit esters, white pepper) and not much more despite its time in barrels. Medium body & moderate carbonation. While being approachable and very drinkable, it lacks complexity. Instead of 8 weeks, it really should’ve stayed in bourbon barrels for 8 months. It’s too expensive for what it is; falls short when compared to other non-BA tripels in lower price points!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

emacgee
4
Allagash Saison
An absolutely gorgeous pour, crystal clean bright straw yellow with a billowing rocky white head and storm of carbonation. Lightly earthy and funky upfront with a hint of minerality and touch of racked pepper. Some white fruit and floral notes in the aroma as well. Subtle earthy and bready notes in the flavor. Light zesty quality with a very light body and dry palate.
Monday, November 28, 2016

PhillyCraft
3.5
Allagash Bourbon Black
Tap at Capone’s, pours a deep black color with tiny khaki head. Smell is oak, wood, cocoa, nuts and grain. Taste of charred barrel, oats, whiskey and dark fruit. Medium in body with a drying finish.
Sunday, November 27, 2016

ANZUShophunter
3.5
Allagash White
Bottle from Bigby’s Pour House. Aroma of yeast, cloves and corriander. Quite smooth drinking from beginning to end.
Sunday, November 27, 2016

nimbleprop
3.3
Allagash One T
On tap at Max’s Rare and Obscure 2016, pours a clear orange with no head. Nose has orange and tropical fruit, apricot, some funky wine. Flavor has vinous notes, orange, manago, papaya, some hop to it. Oily finish.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

PhillyCraft
3.7
Allagash Victor
BB backlog, Draft, Amber orange with a medium sized head and nice lacing. Aromas and flavor were dark grapes, belgian yeast, dark fruit, candy sugar, pepper, and leather. Medium to fuller body with a warming finish. Nice Belgian Strong.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

krumbum
4.6
Allagash Evora
Smells like sour woody tangerine and peach. Hazy pale yellow with light head. Big front woody tart softens and mellows in to smooth sour fruit light vanilla light bitter wood. So many flavors ever changing.
Saturday, November 26, 2016

drsandman
3.9
Allagash Farm to Face
Poured from the bottle. Pours a super clear pretty gold, big fluffy white head. Aroma is lactic peach, apricot, grain, hay, faint vinegar. Flavor is medium acidity, lacto, peach, apricot, other sour fruits, grain. Light body, medium acidity, nice!
Friday, November 25, 2016

vtafro
3.5
Allagash Emile
Draft. Dark pour with tan head. Herbal, earthy and sour fruit aromas. Flavors are earthy, wine, some fruit tones.
Friday, November 25, 2016

Bricks
3.8
Allagash Bourbon Black
Off-white huge head, nice dark appearance. Smell is bourbon, malt. Tastes of bourbon, licorice, vanilla... slightly thin. This one is good.
Friday, November 25, 2016

HippieFee
3.9
Allagash Nancy
Bottle - Cloudy light orange color, a little cloudy with a steady stream of bubbles. Very crisp and refreshing beer. Get a lot of tartness but surprisingly not a lot of cherry flavors, subtle but I really enjoy it.
Friday, November 25, 2016

Darwenus
2
Allagash Little Brett
Ought to be called Very, Very Little Brett. Or maybe Very, Very Little of Anything. Pours pale yellow with a ton of head. The aroma is a bit promising, it has a mild suggestion of that funky, cheesy Brettanomyces thing going on. The flavor subdues it into almost nothing. This is probably the right beer to use to introduce sours to someone who is pale with terror at the very idea. But if you’re already neck deep in the sour thing, this beer is only going to mildly annoy you. It’s not awful, it’s probably OK for quenching thirst. But not for much else.
Friday, November 25, 2016

Iphonephan
4.1
Allagash Coolship Resurgam
From a 375 ml bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours a cloudy gold. Funky farmhouse aroma. Flavors of vinyl, some caramel and horse blanket. As weird as it sounds, this is a really nice beer.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Homer321
3.3
Allagash Farm to Face
Bottle from a trade. Aroma is very sour and funky with a slight diaper character. Soft fruitiness but a musty earth aroma keeps coming through. Light woody notes. Very clear gold with small white head. Taste is initially lightly tart with some citrus. A light chest thumping sourness that catches you in the gills. Apricots lend a light fruit and faintly metallic flavor. Decent but nothing to go wild over.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

ClarkVV
4
Allagash Emile
Bottled Sep 2016, drunk 11/17/16.
Cocoa-cola to mahogany body shows high clarity and a dark beige head atop that shows moderate retention for the style.
Very "typical" Allagash house character in the nose. Always a pinch of acetic character with fruity brett and moderate to strong lactic notes. Cocoa, prunes, vanilla and light but rich honey from the malts, lying in the background. I don’t really get any Pineau de Charentes, but then, not exactly sure what that would smell like. I assume the earthiness, pepper and vinous notes are all produced, at least in part, by it. Good homogenity in the nose with no alcohol or flaw. Nicely balanced dark sour without any obnoxious, overdone roast, heavy breadiness or bitter chocolate.
Same goes for the flavor, with tons of berries, prunes, raisins and caramel. Softer vanilla and spice from the wood/liqueur, I assume, with the same expected blend of lactic/brett/acetic acid lending good dryness and balance to the malts and leaving a moderate amount of lightly puckering acidity lingering. Slick-to-oily, but ample texture with low but tight carbonation and no alcohol or flaw.
Nice one here and very glad to see the barrel influence is very low. The Allagash specialty releases have been a bit heavy-handed on the barrel influence as of late, IMO.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

coreyc1221
4.2
Allagash Century Ale
Peach and light crisp raspberry aroma. Hazy golden amber color with thin shimmering white head. Very crisp slightly tangy start with slight dry section then a quite mellow finish. Delish kiestro. Fo sho.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

krumbum
4.9
Allagash Century Ale
Smells like beautiful floral funk apricots tangerine with a straw sour. Pale hazy straw color light lasting layer of white head. Soft warm acidic fuzz grows a soft funk straw to accompany it to a nice dry lasting tart. Great body, flavors, warmth.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

sinfull
4.1
Allagash Saison
Hazy , yellow color. One finger thick , white , soapy head. Aroma of spices and citrus with malt on background. Same notes in taste . Dry finish with floral bitterness. Delicious saison! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

solidfunk
3.8
Allagash One T
Easy drinking and nicely balanced like a jenga tower, as can be expected from Allagash. Amber pour with decent head. Light tangy finish with clean leave. Tap at Sovereign.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

AirForceHops
3.7
Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016
750 ml bottle. Pours black with a frothy tan head massive lacing Aroma of figs, dark fruits and chocolate. Flavors of figs, prunes, ash, and Allagash house yeast. Body is barely medium. Would probably fare much better on a nitro tap. Still real enjoyable
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

ordybill
4.1
Allagash Hoppy Table Beer
Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. the appearance is a clear golden straw color with a small white head. the aroma is wheat and some hops. The taste is a very nice hop flavor.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Drake
4
Allagash James and Julie
375 mL bottle from Beer Run, 8/10/16. Hazy dark copper, thin fizzy tan head, poor retention. Aroma of funk, earth, pepper, orange, hay, caramel. The taste is tart cherry, lemons, caramel, funk, mild caramel, hay. Medium bodied, strong lingering tartness.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

arminjewell
3.8
Allagash James and Julie
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, hazy reddish brown pour with white head, aroma brought notes of red fruit, orange, dark fruit, some tart notes with a hint of bready notes. Taste was a mix of vinegar, red fruit, dark fruit, touch of slight bretty, funky notes, slight tart fruit, finishing fairly tart, slightly bitter.
Monday, November 21, 2016

anders37
3.9
Allagash Farm to Face
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour tart peach aroma. Fruity sour tart woody peach flavor. Has a fruity sour tart peach finish.
Monday, November 21, 2016

evergreen0199
3.8
Allagash Black
Bottle from New Beer Distributors, Manhattan, New York, USA. A black coloured pour with a healthy off white/beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, hint of coffee. Lovely stout from Maine.
Sunday, November 20, 2016

KansaiBeerLvrs
4
Allagash One T
A cloudy gold with a big fruity juicy and oh so-tropical hop bouquet. Medium bodied and with a dry finish. The taste is fantastic jammy tropical fruits and candy sweetness. Really delicious stuff.
Sunday, November 20, 2016

KyotoLefty
4
Allagash One T
Bottle. Nose of grapefruit, bretty, oranges, a bit of honey. Great fruity flavor, grapes, lemon, grapefruit. Sweet and the funk balance is awesome. Some pineapple and other tropical fruit as well.
Sunday, November 20, 2016

markducommun
3.8
Allagash Fluxus 2016
Lightly cloudy, yellow. White head. Strong ginger, citrus, grapefruit. Some light malts, honey. More than a bit bitter, some light spiciness. Chewy body, lightly effervescent, lighter. Fairly long finish. Nice.
Saturday, November 19, 2016

johnnnniee
3.9
Allagash Emile
Bottle from Bert’s Slightly hazy deep amber copper color with a decent sized but long lasting bubbly off white head. Tart cherry fruity nose with bits of clove, lactic tartness, and light earth. Oddly some popcorn, but not diacetyl on the nose like raw popped corn before the butter if that makes any sense. Tart earthy fruity flavor. Light balsamic with some grainy and again popcorn in the flavor. Faint but present earthy funky flavor. Medium body moderate carbonation, puckering mouthfeel. Odd but interesting and flavorful beer.
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Stoned99
3.8
Allagash Saison
12 ounces bottle from Craft Beer Cabin. Aroma: nice typical saison nose of raw wheat mixed with lemon and floral notes. App: Clear pale with minimal head leaving some lacing. Taste and palate: light to medium body, citrusy, light crisp bitter finish. Overall: This saison is really well done. No, it won’t really standout from other saisons. It’s just right on the style with no flafla. Pretty good. Exactly how I enjoy my saisons and especially at this price ($2). Great job Allagash.
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Westchesterco
3.8
Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016
On draft at the brewery it is a dark brownish black with an off white head.the aroma is chocolate and the taste is strong bitter roasted coffee with hints of bitter chocolate Bitter finish.
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Westchesterco
3.8
Allagash White
On draft at the breweryit is a cloudy yellowish color witha white head. The aroma is wheats which has a flavor or coriander and wheats taste
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Iphonephan
3.8
Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016
On draft at the brewery. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Flavors of cocoa and coffee with a pinch of salt. Bitter and slightly tart roast finish.
Saturday, November 19, 2016

Westchesterco
3.7
Allagash Dubbel Reserve
On draft at the brewery it is a cloudy red color with a white head. The aroma is malty and the taste is strong malty taste with hints of nuts
Saturday, November 19, 2016

gephross100
3.9
Allagash Cuvée d’Industrial
Ours clear yellow color with no head. Horse blanket, fall leaves, lemon meringue. Viscous mouthfeel low carbonation medium sourness. Dry finish.
Friday, November 18, 2016

joeneugs
3.6
Allagash Victoria Ale
Bottle. It pours a light golden color with a tall, rocky white head. The aroma has some grapes, baked apple, pear and light spice. The flavor has more grapes, apples and pear with a little baking spice. Relatively light bodied for the ABV, but sweet on the palate. Well hidden alcohol. Well put together.
Friday, November 18, 2016

PhillyCraft
3.6
Allagash Dubbel Reserve
Bottle from Canal’s Bellmawr shared with Joe and Stash. Pours a hazy brown color with an off white medium head. Smell is dark malt, cherry, wood, belgian yeast and fresh baked bread. Flavor was prunes, fig, dark cherry, oak, and chocolate malt. Medium bodied. Tastes stronger than the alcohol percentage Enjoyable
Friday, November 18, 2016

PhillyCraft
3.7
Allagash Curieux
Backlog, Bottle, Pours orange golden with a 2 finger medium head, nice lacing. Smell and taste are bourbon, sweet malting, vanilla bean, banana and misc dark fruits. Medium bodied with easy going booze. Finish is lasting and warming from the percentage and the whiskey. A very drinkable barrel aged trip from Allagash
Friday, November 18, 2016

CraftBeerNick
4
Allagash Curieux
Tap at Munich Tap House, 15th November 16. Pours a rich amber, soft foam head. Aroma is big and bold, sweet, bourbon, liquor, barrel. Taste is complex, wood, liquor, vanilla, sweet and bitter. Really good.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

drdisque
4.4
Allagash Fluxus 2016
On tap at Tuman’s. Delightfully complex yet spicy saison. Ginger is there without being overbearing. Crisp clean finish. Really vibrant interesting and well balanced beer.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tommynh
4
Allagash White
Nice beer, had it from a bottle as they didn't have any draft at this place. Nice light golden color with a good taste and no aftertaste. As it says in the description, crisp, refreshing taste and subtle hints of spice, very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

jonas
3.6
Allagash Curieux
Bottle. Light moppy, herbal, wood, a few esters. Hazy green, white lace. Fine barrel notes on the foreground, light peach, a hint earthy, fresh wood, moss retronasal. Medium light mellow body, light sparkles, very pleasant.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

PhillyCraft
3.5
Allagash Hugh Malone
Backlog, Bottle from Canals in Bellmawr, Pours a amber orange with a fluffy but smaller head. Smell and taste are belgian fruits, spices, coriander, wood, yeast and earthy hops. Medium in body with a lasting finish.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

PhillyCraft
3.6
Allagash White
Backlog, Many drafts over the last 10 years. I don’t drink witbiers anymore but was a huge fan when I first got into the game in 08-09. Pours murky yellow golden with medium sized head. Smell and flavor are atraigh forward wit with clove, coriander, orange peel, wheat and other peppermint type spices. A nice example of the style.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

ljthiessen
4
Allagash Cuvée d’Industrial
Bottle. Cloudy pale yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is citrus zest, fresh and fruity, quite nice. Taste is much the same - quite nice.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

mezr
3
Allagash White
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Very pale yellow, slightly cloudy, and with a thin white head. A pronounced scent of lemon. Light body, fizzy, fruity and refreshing.
Monday, November 14, 2016

Ernesto987
3.4
Allagash Fluxus 2016
on draft in Chicago. Light and grainyy. Heavy wheat flavors, some herbs and spices on the nose and up front then they come out strongly in the finish.
Monday, November 14, 2016