Today’s beer is Allagash Blonde Ale.
Bottle size: N/A got it draft
Cost: $6.00 (Purchased at restaurant in Washington D.C.)
Alcohol (ABV): 6.86%
Cap Type: I haven’t seen this beer available by bottle
Brief History (via wikipedia): Founded in 1994 by Rob Tod, Allagash sold its first batch of beer in the summer of 1995. Tod had been working in breweries around the U.S. and recognized a void in the craft brewing movement. While both German and British styles had become prevalent throughout the country, Belgian-style beers were very difficult to find. He established a small 15 barrel brewery initially and began brewing Allagash White, modeled after Belgian Wit beer. This style of beer gets its unique flavor from the use of wheat in place of barley as well as the addition of Curaçao orange peel, coriander and other spices.
Now let’s get to the beer!
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Appearance: Had a pale yellow color. There was an inch head which lasted for a while.
Scent/Smell: Candied sugar, yeast, some wheat and lemon.
Taste: Similar to the smell. Starts sweet, like bubblegum. Then a touch of barnyard/mild funk. Ends with a dry wheat taste
Mouthfeel: Very balanced, neither the hops or malt are incredibly obvious.
Drink with (food): Thai, brick over pizza, fish, salads.
I loved this beer. And am definitely planning on drinking this again.
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