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We brew all of our beer at a single brewery in Portland, Maine—just like we have since 1995. We post about all things Allagash, Belgian-inspired beer, and Maine.

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BEER LIST
White
Style: Witbier
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 13
# Ratings: 183,055
Score: 3.76
Allagash White features a refreshing balance of citrus and spice. Wheat, coriander, and Curaçao orange peel round out the flavor of this pale straw-colored, hazy beer.
Saison
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
ABV: 6.1%
# Ratings: 49,974
Score: 3.64
A Maine interpretation of a classic Belgian farmhouse-style ale. Notes of citrus and peppery spice accompany pleasant malt character and a tropical aroma. The addition of dark Belgian candi sugar complements the beer’s rustic flavor while giving it a dry palate.
James Bean
Style: Belgian Tripel
ABV: 10.1%
# Ratings: 22,707
Score: 4.03
James Bean is a bourbon barrel-aged Belgian-style tripel that's blended with cold-brewed coffee. The beer begins with Allagash's house blend of 2-row malted barley. It’s hopped with Nugget and Hallertau then fermented with our house yeast. After fermentation and aging in bourbon barrels for just shy of two months, Allagash adds cold-brewed coffee from a local coffee roaster, Speckled Ax. The beans are a naturally processed Ethiopian variety, known for their stone fruit and dark berry flavors. The finished beer features notes of caramel, bourbon, and coffee.
Confluence
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.5%
# Ratings: 18,413
Score: 3.77
Allagash Confluence is a strong golden ale that benefits from mixed fermentation and dry hopping techniques. Brewed with a blend of imported and domestic Pilsner malt, as well as a small portion of caramel malt, Confluence boasts a complex malty profile. Both our house yeast strain and our proprietary Brettanomyces yeast strain are used in fermentation. This layered approach creates a unique blend of fruit and spice flavors along with an incredibly silky mouthfeel. After fermentation, Confluence undergoes a lengthy aging process in stainless steel that allows its complex flavors to fully develop. Just prior to bottling, it is dry hopped with Glacier hops, providing a pleasant, fruity aroma.
House Beer
Style: Patersbier
ABV: 4.5%
# Ratings: 11,468
Score: 3.69
Available only at the brewery by the case. Belgian Single. Allagash House beer is brewed in the tradition of Belgian house beers. The aroma has hop derived from pear and grapefruit notes. The flavor is clean with a slight malt presence and a lingering hop bitterness.
Coolship Resurgam
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.6%
# Ratings: 8,110
Score: 4.27
Coolship Resurgam is a blend of both old and young unfruited spontaneous beer. The name comes from the motto of our fair city, Portland, Me. It means "I shall rise again". Coolship Resurgam won a Silver medal at the 2010 GABF.
Farm To Face (2015)
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 5.7%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
FARM TO FACE was brewed as a pale ale and fermented in stainless with our house yeast. After primary fermentation, pediococcus and lactobacillus were added along with 3lbs of peaches per gallon (from Applecrest Farms in New Hampshire). Ten months later, the finished beer is bright amber in color with peach, graham cracker and green apple in the aromas. Drinking this medium bodied beer is like biting into a juicy peach with tartness throughout. The finish has a long lasting peachyness.
Bon Vieux Temps
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.1%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Light in hue. Fruit-forward Belgian esters. Refreshing tartness. A sour blonde ale fermented with house yeast and aged with Lactobacillus in oak wine barrels for one year.
Pictavia
Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
ABV: 9.3%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Scotch ale aged in Scotch barrels
Curieux
Style: Belgian Tripel
ABV: 11.0%
IBUs: 27
# Ratings: 75,192
Score: 4.06
First brewed back in 2004, Curieux was our initial foray into barrel aging. To make Curieux, we take our Tripel and let it age in bourbon barrels for six-to-eight weeks. Once that time is up, we take the beer out of our cold cellars and blend it back with a portion of fresh Tripel. The resulting rich, golden ale features smooth notes of coconut, vanilla, and a hint of bourbon.
Black
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV: 7.5%
# Ratings: 56,735
Score: 3.80
A Belgian style stout, is brewed with German 2 row barley, Torrified wheat and oats, balanced by a large addition of Belgian dark candi to give the Black a full and silky mouthfeel. Roasted malts give this stout its classic chocolate, toast and malty taste, and contribute to chocolate notes and a hint of roasted coffee in the aroma. The Black is fermented with a Belgian yeast strain and refermented in the bottle with the methode champenoise to make this beer truly unique.
Tripel
Style: Belgian Tripel
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 18
# Ratings: 52,347
Score: 3.89
This strong golden ale carries herbal notes and passion fruit in the aroma. Suggestions of honey and biscuit are found in the beer's complex, varied palate. Brewed with our 2-row barley blend, hopped with Nugget and Hallertau, then fermented on our house yeast, Tripel offers up a complex, yet dry finish.
Hoppy Table Beer
Style: Table Beer
ABV: 4.8%
# Ratings: 24,757
Score: 3.61
Allagash Hoppy Table Beer is inspired by the Belgian tradition of “biere de table” - low ABV, easily drinkable beers brewed for a wide variety of settings. This beer is brewed with our 2-row malt blend, Maris Otter malt, and oats, then lightly spiced with a subtle addition of coriander, and fermented with our house yeast. Hoppy Table Beer is hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Comet, and Azacca hops, and dry hopped with more Comet and Azacca. This straw-colored, light bodied beer has aromas of citrus and grapefruit, flavors of pine and stone fruit, and finishes clean with a slight bitterness.
Interlude
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 10.6%
# Ratings: 20,209
Score: 3.91
Two yeast strains were used to create this unique Belgian-style ale. The first, a Saison yeast, establishes the flavor foundations of a classic Belgian-style ale. The second, our house strain of Brettanomyces yeast, contributes myriad flavors including pear, apricot, graham cracker, and bread crust. A portion of Interlude is aged in red wine barrels, which imparts a distinctive vinous, plum character and a dry, almost tannic, finish.
Dubbel
Style: Belgian Dubbel
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 19,600
Score: 3.69
Allagash Dubbel hews close to the Abbey ale tradition. Its combination of 2-row malted barley, Victory, Carapils, malted red wheat, Munich, and black malt imbue it with a rich, copper color and complex, malty taste. Despite its full flavor, it finishes dry with subtle hints of chocolate and toffee. Not to be outmatched, our house yeast asserts itself by lending the beer undertones of classic Belgian fruitiness.
Little Brett
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 4.8%
# Ratings: 19,245
Score: 3.63
This hazy, straw-colored beer features an aroma bursting with pineapple and notes of bread crust. Little Brett is fermented with Allagash's house Brettanomyces yeast and dry hopped with Mosaic hops, resulting in bright citrus notes and a mild refreshing tartness.
Hugh Malone
Style: IPA - Belgian
ABV: 7.7%
# Ratings: 16,330
Score: 3.83
An annual Allagash tradition, Hugh Malone Ale is a blend of both Belgian and U.S. brewing methods. This limited-release beer combines the intense aromas of American hop varieties with the delicate esters found in Belgian-style yeast. Hugh Malone is brewed with a blend of two-row malt, munich malt, oats, and raw wheat. Each year, multiple pilot batches are run to experiment with different hop combinations in search of the right balance of citrus, fruit, pine, and spice notes. While there is a commonality between the hops used in Hugh Malone each year, there’s always great variety. This year’s Hugh Malone uses Nugget as first wort hops, added before the boil even starts. Chinook are mixed in as the wort comes to a boil. Simcoe, Cascade, and Centennial are added in the whirlpool. Then additional Centennial, Simcoe, Denali, and Citra are used to dry hop the beer.
Sixteen Counties
Style: Belgian Strong Golden Ale
ABV: 7.3%
# Ratings: 15,892
Score: 3.83
Brewed exclusively with Maine-grown grains. This beer features aromas of lemon rind, flowers, and grapefruit. Herbal hop notes, wheat cracker, and citrus mingle in the palate before coming to a balanced, dry finish.
St. Klippenstein
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV: 11.0%
# Ratings: 15,107
Score: 4.09
This full bodied beer is brewed with an array of dark roasted malts: dark chocolate malt, roasted barley, chocolate malt, and brown malt. After being hopped with Chinook and Northern Brewer, and fermented with a trappist-style yeast for a month in stainless, the beer spends three months aging in bourbon barrels. At the brewery, we celebrate St. Klippenstein day to commemorate our love of free ham, pot lucks, and big stouts. In honor, we brewed this Belgian-style stout aged in bourbon barrels. Rich cocoa brown in color, the first sip of this beer opens with a complex chocolate and roasted aroma. Notes of vanilla, coconut and oak infuse the palate and lead to a smooth, warm finish.
Midnight Brett Ale
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.3%
# Ratings: 12,669
Score: 3.80
Midnight Brett is chocolate brown in color, brewed with 2-Row, Midnight wheat, raw wheat and rye malt. It was hopped with a blend of Perle, Glacier and Simcoe hops. The beer was fermented with our house strain of Brettanomyces in stainless tanks. The finished beer has the aroma and flavor of fresh berries, sour cherries and a slight roasted character. The finish is pleasantly tart and fruity making this beer very drinkable. Released May 2013.
Nancy
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.3%
# Ratings: 11,144
Score: 4.16
Nancy is a sour red ale fermented with Maine cherries and Brettanomyces in 100% stainless, for just shy of a year. The cherries were a blend of Balaton and Montmorrency and added at a rate of 2lbs per gallon. Copper in color, Nancy has an aroma of cherries, bread crust and a touch of cinnamon. The flavor is a medley of tart cherry, citrus and pie spice. The finish is dry with a lingering tartness.
Odyssey
Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV: 8.3%
# Ratings: 11,067
Score: 3.91
A dark, barrel-aged wheat beer. One portion is aged in New American Medium Toast Oak and the other portion in stainless steel for more than six months. They are then blended to taste. It is then bottle condition, adding additional yeast and Candi sugar.
Four
Style: Belgian Quad
ABV: 10.0%
# Ratings: 10,087
Score: 3.93
Brewed with four malts, four hops, four sugars and four Belgian yeast strains. During the mashing process, Date Sugar is added to the mash tun. Later, during the boil, Light Candi, Dark Candi, and Light Golden Molasses are added. After primary fermentation with the first strain of yeast, more Candi Sugar is added and the beer is fermented with a secondary strain of yeast... that process is then repeated with a third strain of yeast, and finally a fourth for bottle conditioning in the cellar.
Farm To Face
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.1%
# Ratings: 8,915
Score: 4.30
Drinking this medium-bodied beer is like biting into a juicy, yet tart, peach. Farm to Face is brewed as a pale ale and then fermented for ten months in stainless tanks with house yeast. After primary fermentation, Pediococcus, Lactobacillus, and a whole lot of peaches are added. Aromas of green apple and graham cracker accompany a lingering peachy finish.
Victor
Style: Belgian Strong Golden Ale
ABV: 7.1%
# Ratings: 8,631
Score: 3.81
Victor Ale lets Allagash blur the lines between brewer and vintner. The brew begins by mashing Pilsner malt with locally grown red grapes. It's then hopped with Hallertau. The beer is fermented first with a strain of wine yeast, then finished with Belgian abbey-style yeast. Victor Ale presents a pale copper hue, medium body, a pronounced vinous character, and a spicy, tart finish. Its beer sibling is Victoria, which uses chardonnay grapes, but is otherwise identical. A portion of the proceeds of Victor goes to St. Lawrence Arts Center, located on Munjoy Hill in Portland. Built in 1897 by Arthur Bates Jennings, this National Historic Landmark is an affordable and accesible venue for art, community enrichment, and a piece of local history. Please visit their website for more information: www.stlawrencearts.org.
Golden Brett
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 7.7%
# Ratings: 8,578
Score: 3.96
Golden Brett is a dark golden colored beer, brewed with Victory, 2-Row and Red Wheat malt. It was lightly hopped with a blend of Northern Brewer and Simcoe hops. The beer started it’s primary fermentation in a stainless tank and finished fermentation in a 800 gallon oak foudre. The finished beer has fruity nose and flavors of citrus, apricot and breadcrust. The mild tartness of the beer gives way to a long, clean finish.
Avancé
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 9.8%
# Ratings: 7,646
Score: 4.07
Avancé is a complex sour ale with aromas of strawberry preserves and toasted oak. Berries and more oak continue in the flavor, which concludes with a warm, sweet finish. The beer is brewed with multiple sugars including molasses, date sugar, white cane sugar, and dark rock candi. It’s then fermented with four different yeast strains and aged in oak bourbon barrels for a year with Lactobacillus and Pediococcus. After transferring the beer to stainless we add one pound per gallon of fresh, locally picked strawberries and age it for another six months.
FV 13
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 8.9%
# Ratings: 6,767
Score: 4.23
FV 13 marks our first venture into the world of foudre beers. Foudres are giant oak tanks used for aging (this one holds 2700 gallons.) FV 13 is a blend of wild yeast and bacteria, a base beer with lots of malt character, and about four years of patience. The finished beer is copper in color, with an aroma of cherries and caramel. The flavor is a blend of sweet and tart, with notes of fruit and caramelized sugar. The full mouthfeel gives way to a tart, mouth drying finish.