Allagash Brewing Company Reviews




mathieuc
3.5
Allagash Mattina Rossa
EBF 2017. Pours a clear orange golden with a small white head that leaves good lacing. Nose contains some trace acetone and is mostly vinegary. Maybe some fruits as well, raspberries I guess. Taste is more vinegar and generic fruits. Body is medium, carbonation moderate. A little burn from the acid. Vinous. Certainly not a blockbuster.
Friday, March 24, 2017

drowland
3.9
Allagash Confluence Ale
12/21/16. Bottle from either Kroger or Whole Foods in Hilton Head, SC. Orange pour with a nice khaki head. Nice aroma, funky, Brett, tropical fruits. Good flavor, grainy pale maltiness, funk, Brett, fruity. Tasty!
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Larry_Duffman
3.9
Allagash Tripel Reserve
I poured it from the bottle into a Stella glass. It pours golden with a small, white head and lacing. The aroma is banana, honey, and spice. The taste is banana, lemon, honey, and spice. It’s nicely balanced and hides the alcohol well. I like that it didn’t overdo it with the spice.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

mathieuc
3.7
Allagash Little Sal
EBF 2017. Pours a clear burgundy with a small white (if you can call big bubbles a head) that leaves little lacing. Nose is of blueberry wine, vinegar and very light smoky brett. Taste is nicely tart but not too tasty. Some tart fruits, felt more like raspberries this time, and dry. Body is light, carbonation moderate and it felt vinous to some extent. A pretty cool fruity sour beer. I’ll need to rerate it sometimes from a bottle (a full bottle to myself, of course :).
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

mathieuc
3.7
Allagash Map 40
EBF 2017. It pours a dark brown with a small creamy offwhite head (a little yellow, even) that leaves some lacing. Nose is like entering a coffee shop. Taste is of cold brewed coffee, a little ashy but mostlt roasty. A little sweetness. Body is moderately light and carbonation moderate. A pretty intense coffee/coffee forward beer that is ultimately pretty enjoyable.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ClarkVV
3.9
Allagash Map 40
Draught at EBF, 2/3/17.
Dark black body shows good clarity and a light-tan head atop that shows moderate to moderately-strong retention.
Coffee adds plentiful roastiness in the nose as black pepper, prunes and raisins follow suit bulking up the fruitiness here. Cocoa, light ash and vanilla help dry and balance while the malts add only light hints of honey-caramel. No alcohol or flaw.
Straightforward notes of fruity, lightly earthy coffee comprise the force of the beer, as they seem intended to. Fruity esters from the yeast mix with prune, vanilla and chocolate derived from the malts while sugars are well-attenuated but still balance the bitter/acid notes well. Tight carbonation is low and pleasing, allowing the coffee and other dark fruit notes to concentrate on the finish. Very well-made; would expect nothing less from Allagash. They’ve been really killing the dark beers lately.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

juiceisloose
3.7
Allagash FV 13
2012 375ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark copper orange color and topped by a small off white head of foam that settles quickly to a thin film. The aroma shows notes of soured dark fruits, a decent amount of funk, lactic sourness, old oaky tannins, musty, earthy notes, and some caramel malts sweetness to balance things out. The flavor follows with the dark fruits of cherries and apples emerging up front followed by the earthy, musty yeast, some lactic sourness that is funky and slightly acetic followed by old oak, and some soft caramel malts to add a touch of sweetness. Medium bodied with ample carbonation that leads to a lengthy dark fruit and funky lactic sour finish. Well balanced sour with the old, funky oak and dark fruit balancing out the lactic sourness. This has developed nicely over the years and mellowed out from when I had a fresh bottle.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MeadMuse39
4.7
Allagash Saison
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.
Monday, March 20, 2017

Bule
4.2
Allagash FV 13
375ml bottle pours a golden color with a bit of head. Nice sour funk aroma wafts from the glass. Nice sour/funk balance to taste. Some stone fruit come through. Aftertaste is a little odd.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

argo0
3.7
Allagash St. Klippenstein
75cl bottle, thanks Peregrinari. Medium tan head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate syrup, some roast, light Belgian yeast. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

AdamChandler
3.2
Allagash Mattina Rossa
Recently released 375ML bottle. $12.99 @ the local spot. hazy pink red. 1 finger white head fads to a thin white line. smells like an acid bomb, hanky, vinegar raspberry. Cherry, raspberry, puckering sour, juicy finish with old apple and red wine.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

argo0
3.7
Allagash Ganache
375ml bottle, thanks Peregrinari. Medium tan head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raspberry, some cocoa, light lacto. Taste is moderately sweet, raspberry, some lacto, light cherry, chocolate. Light-medium body, some stickiness, acidity.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Johnsense
3.6
Allagash Coolship Cerise
Reddish gold pour, no head, no lace. Cherry sour aroma and taste, pincherry, spicy in the middle, sour vinegar finish.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sammy
3.6
Allagash Coolship Cerise
cherry and cedar wood. about 3 years old. reddish colour. deep value. long vinegar finish.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

argo0
3.5
Allagash Mattina Rossa
375ml bottle. Minimal white head atop murky salmon body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raspberry, fairly sour, light wood, funk, barnyard. Taste is moderately sweet, sour raspberry, lemon/lemonade, light wood. Light-medium body, light acidity.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lubiere
3.5
Allagash Fluxus 2016
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light banana esters, cloves, light gin notes, curacao, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity banana malt with cloves, light curacao, coriander, light woody notes, alcohol warmth, very nice. Bottle at OttBottShare March 2017.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Mep3222
3.6
Allagash Confluence Ale
Hibiscus, wet wool, slight leathery funk aroma. Taste is similar, no lactic sour just an earthy wet wool funk. Has a floral hibiscus taste as well. Very clean filtered beer with a light malt backing. Bit of a woody tannic dry finish. Good overall and some interesting and complex flavors but not as good as most other allagash beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, March 18, 2017

mcberko
3.6
Allagash Evora
375mL bottle, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Nose brings out brandy barrels upfront, followed by pears, candied sugar and toasted caramel. Flavour is along the same lines, with candied sugar, brandied pears, tart stone fruits and toasted bready notes. Light brett funk in the back. Complex but not hugely enjoyable. Good stuff.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

SONOFWODEN
1
Allagash Little Brett
I actually dumped the second bottle that I tried and took it back to my local distributor and begged them to take it back and at least give me half credit. I previously purchased both Allagash Saison and Tripel and thought they were good, not great, but definitely drinkable. I then followed with this Little Brett. It starts with a nice Pineapple scent, and a little in the taste, but you are immediately overwhelmed with smell and taste of drinking Pine Sol liquid detergent which I assume is from the Mosaic hops. It was awful. I thought maybe it was just me for the first bottle, so, several days later I tried a second, and dumped it. Think of a half each of Beer and Pine Sol with a dash of Pineapple juice. For the heck of it, I checked the bottled on date which was April 20, 2016 -- 11 months ago!!! Seriously? Important lesson for me, check new beers for Mosaic and also for their bottled on date. I wrote an email to Allagash and have not heard back. My distributor gave me a bit of a hard time but they agreed to give me half credit. The person at the register tried it herself, didn’t think it was old/skunky, but said she didn’t like it. When we are paying this much for craft beer, is it too much to ask for the brewery to have a buy back program to take beer that is beyond what the brewery thinks is freshness off distributor shelves?
Friday, March 17, 2017

hopdog
3.7
Allagash Aventureux
On tap. Poured a black color with brown edges and a small sized off white head. Whiskey, rye, some woodiness vanilla, and chocolate.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Ktwse
4.2
Allagash Avancé
Bottled July 14, 2016. Listed as 9.7%. Pours hazy to murky copper with nearly flat off-white head. Aroma of strawberries, oak barrels, red wine, huge aroma...! Taste is rich berry tart with light funky side notes, rich oak barrels, mild berry sweet finish. Light and crisp body with average to lively carbonation.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

marcus
4
Allagash Émile
Bottle from Final Gravity. Pours dark brown with a huge beige head and a woody fruit aroma. There is a moderately sour currant flavor with a lot of oak. A nice sour brown that is not overly tart.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

weihenweizen
3.6
Allagash Hoppy Table Beer
Refrigerated 12 oz. squat brown bottle poured into a tulip. Cloudy pastel pale yellow with others medium white head. Aroma is yeasty, medium/light. Odd, medium/well carbonated, and some thick small-bubble lacing. Taste is yeasty, herbal hops, floral hops, and dry finish.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

BillWyce
3.7
Allagash Fluxus 2016
5-month old bottle. Pours hazy straw color with a touch of orange. Tight, 1-finger white head. Notes of vanilla and wood mix with a mild note of yeast funk. A touch of ginger appears in the nose as it warms. Body is medium and lightly oily. A pleasant mild dryness to the finish. Flavors of vanilla and wood mix with some yeast funk A light note of ginger at the back.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

sinfull
4.5
Allagash Tripel Reserve
Murky, golden color. Fruits, spices and yeasts in aroma. Same notes in flavor. Sweet, malty beginning , dry finish. Extremely drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, March 13, 2017

ClarkVV
4
Allagash Little Sal
Draught at EBF, 2/3/17.
Dark purple-cranberry with a light haze and small, beige-pink-flecked head showing moderate retention for the style.
Strong blueberry nose shows off the enjoyable aspects of peppery, earthy, tannic skin, spicy seed (and skin) and tart, moderately acidic juice. Red wine helps bring forth the blueberry character as it mixes with the grape and various mineral-heavy tannins while acetic acid and light honey-vanilla from the malt sit on the finish adding vibrancy, strength and depth. No alcohol or flaw.
Tart and moderately acidic with a good mix of lactic acid, light oak, earthy and mineral rich wine notes and strong blueberry spiciness and juiciness. Crisp and drinkable thanks to the strong attenuation and tight carbonation. Soft, malty, tannic and lightly oily texture. Rich and quite sour, but dry, drinkable, complex and rewarding.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Idiosynkrasie
3.8
Allagash Saison
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.
Monday, March 13, 2017

sinfull
4.1
Allagash Hoppy Table Beer
Hazy yellow color. Big , white head . Aroma of citrus and Belgian yeasts. Flavor of citrus, fruits and some spices . Dry with pleasant hoppy bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, March 13, 2017

Marheb
4
Allagash Émile
(Bouteille provenant de Bottlecraft): Une panoplie de petites baies, du tabac, du bois humide et moyennement gras, une coulisse de vin liquoreux et un petit bouquet d’épices. Une fois que la gorgée est disparue, il ne reste qu’une empreinte de cuivre.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

dnstone
3.9
Allagash St. Klippenstein
Pours black in color with a soft khaki colored head. Roasty coffee and Bourbon aroma. Light bodied, big roast flavor well balanced with vanilla and oak Bourbon character. Notes: On tap at Birch Tree Bread Co, Mar ’17 after the Worcester St. Pattys Day parade.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

SONOFWODEN
3.4
Allagash Saison
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.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

radagast83
3.6
Allagash Hoppy Table Beer
Draft at Rustico. Poured a light yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was light pine, mild hops. Flavor was light yeast, light toast. Pleasant, light and enjoyable.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

canary dog
3.8
Allagash Tripel Reserve
This one is loaded with character yet surprisingly smooth for a 9 percenter. Hovers somewhere, perhaps, between a heavy blonde and a skinny barelywine in overall gravity and texture.
Friday, March 10, 2017

Drake
4.3
Allagash Coolship Resurgam
375ml bottle from the brewery. Murky orange, large fizzy offwhite head, good retention. Aroma of oak, white grape, apricot, dandelion, funk, musty mold. Taste is bright apricot, white grape, pepper, strong funk. Thin-medium bodied, high carbonation, very strong lingering tartness.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

JDBaker11058
3.4
Allagash Émile
appearance: amber-red, with a thick but short tan head. aroma: vinous, with notes of vinegar, cherry, raisin, raspberry, balsamic vinegar, and some funk. taste: sharply funky and tart, with sour raspberry, tart cherry, woody raisin, with some light molasses, maybe a hint of chocolate, and definite brett. finish: lingering sour tartness like balsamic, a bit of general fruit. notes: Strongly sour and tart, maybe needed just a bit more sweetness or maltiness to balance. Pretty good; lively palate.
Thursday, March 9, 2017

ClarkVV
3.3
Allagash Josephine
Draught at Lord Hobo, 2/1/17.
Dark mahogany-chestnut body shows good clarity and a small, dark beige head with moderate to moderately-low retention.
Initially I get mostly dark fruits, esters and phenols and it seems quite straightforward on the Belgian Dark Strong front. A little bit more clove sneaks in with lots of nuttiness and barrel tannin while some sharper, lightly boozy esters emerge with warming, as well. Would never pick out actual cognac and who knows what use barrels these were, but there is plenty of raisin, fig, tobacco and grape that you associate with cognac. Light vanilla, hints of caramel and toasted malts and a bit of green hop character on the very end. Comes together ok, but there are some sharp/boozy elements here that are a little concerning.
Initially lightly sweet, sticky, with soft caramel, light toasted grain and lots of nutty, slightly clove-accented character with vanilla, prune and plum coming on strong near the finish. Carbonation is low and could use some tightening. As is, it gets a little watery and the sugars get a little to "mushy" and concentrated, despite the beer being pretty well-attenuated. The biggest problem is the strong booziness that emerges and never seems to leave. Too much warmth and alcohol with over-drying on the finish as a result, exacerbating the tannins from barrel and specialty malts.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Aminatchime
4
Allagash Four
Geproefd @ RBBWG2017. Karamelkleur met kleine witte schuimkraag. De geur is zoet en hoestsiroopachtig. Smaak is licht bitter met een tikkeltje karamel.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

JPDIPSO
4.1
Allagash Evora
Light golden color with a nice flow of bubbles to sustain a smaller off-white head. Good snappy bubbles. Light pale malt, with some mild floral hops, brett, oak, grape peels, and brandied light fruit. Mildly sweet start, and fairly sweet throughout. Soft bubbly feel. Slightly acetic with some grape peels. The brandy gives a strong presence and adds a light port to chardonnay flavor. Fairly dry in the finish. Wish it was a little less sweet, but I realize that’s the brandy at play. Really nice effort.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Luvystypotables
3.6
Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016
A smoked malt and bourbon nose, dark brown color with a tan head. Taste of malt and smoke with a medium body with a phenolic boozy finish.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

mike5326
3.6
Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium frothy tan head. Sweat, malty alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth creamy burnt malt flavor with a sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

czar
3.5
Allagash Little Sal
from tap at extreme beer fest 2017, boston. unclear bright red purple pour with a nice pink cap offering some retention and lacing. vegetal fruit matter - in a good way; obvious blueberries, light to medium acidity - not only citric though; leather, pepper. moderate carbonation, light body - particularly thin; firmly tart herbal finish. strong leathery berry flavours - maybe a tad linear yet more than decent tart blueberry ale.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Lukaduke
4.1
Allagash Map 40
12z Bottle aka proper rating ratio. Pours a rich umber color with some translucency on the edges and a finger of eggshell foam that settles out. Nose is a nice mix of roast and creamy coffee, soft vanilla and bakers cocoa. Palate flushes out nicely and the coffee is very prominent ! Rich silky mouthfeel with a bit of refreshing bubble to lighten the mood. Layers and layers of rich earthy coffee, lots of cold brew smoothness throughout. Creamy with just a subtle bitterness that rolls into the grainy roasted finish. Nice undertones of licorice and chocolate cake. Pretty damn scrumptious and a nice breakfast beer for summer camp !
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

czar
3.7
Allagash Map 40
from tap at extreme beer fest 2017, boston. unclear medium dark brown pour with a reviving beige cap offering good retention and lacing. relatively fresh cold-brewed coffee, spicy chocolate, mole, some burnt caramel and toffee, other brown matter, hint of sweetness - hazelnut spread; clean yeast. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily; warming, lightly tannic and spicy-coffee finish. a coffee imperial brown ale tendency - very nice coffee stout anyhow.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

mike5326
3.4
Allagash St. Klippenstein
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium off white head, nice lacing. Phenolic malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth phenolic malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, March 6, 2017

thornecb
3.9
Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with excellent retention slowly recedes leaving trailing sheets. Dark pit fruit aromas. Medium bodie with hot candied pit fruit, fig and licorice upfront turning to dark chocolate and dry espresso in the lasting finish.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

geologyguy
3.6
Allagash Black
Light roasted smell...Almost no smell...Taste is much more bold....And good sweetness...Warming smooth malt...Light roastiness...Medium complexity...Good mouthfeel
Sunday, March 5, 2017

dmac
3.6
Allagash Hibernal Fluxus 2016
Bottle shared by the Joes. Poured a velvety smooth pitch black body under a large chocolate mousse head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, chocolate, dark breads, copper. Flavor is the same with less copper and some dark fruits. Medium mouthfeel, velvety, soft carbonation.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

JefVerstraete
3.3
Allagash Four
Bottle @ RBBWG 2017. Many thanks for sharing! Hazy amber colour, white foam. Nose of caramel, Bit watered down. Not very good.
Sunday, March 5, 2017

LouisP
3.5
Allagash Tripel Reserve
Une bière blonde, un peu voilée avec fort peu de carbonatation et d’effervescence. L’arôme est peu présente, avec un peu de senteur de levures, sans plus. En bouche, ce qui me marque le plus est le sucre de la levures, la bière est fort sucrée, avec une petite teinte de citron en arrière gout. Il y a également un peu d’amertume, plus qu’une tripel à la belge. L’équilibre est un peu moins au rendez-vous.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

GarrettB
3.4
Allagash Black
November 25th, 2014 - Allagash Black is black, front to back, though the the foam wasn’t really stacked. With a sniff, the beer I attacked, rich with charcoal and wet stone, backed with a little chicory too. The flavor was packed with alcohol and light raisins, though lacked a heavier palate. Instead the carbonation was jacked, almost rough on the aftertaste.
Friday, March 3, 2017