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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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4,488 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,488
Reviews: 1,310
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 339
Gots: 710 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer. Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy in appearance.
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Ratings: 4,488 | Reviews: 1,310
Photo of atr2605
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-pours a super cloudy straw color with a nice foamy white head with a bit of lacing
S-peppery spiciness with some orange, wheat
T-more spiciness and orange peel flavor, dry malt profile, wheat flavor and orange peel in the finish, very low hop bitterness
M-light bodied and crisp
O-very refreshing beer, great example of the style

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4.76/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Uplifting spritsy taste, almost like champagne.

Photo of bluehende
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The classic wheat beer. There is a reason this is the standard for the style.

Photo of stickyv
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Almost no better beer for warm weather. Effervescent. Cloudy. Slightly spicy phenols from the yeast and coriander and orange peel. Refreshing with a capital R

Photo of tlema1
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great beer for the style, easy to drink, can't wait for summer

Photo of Chestmcn
4.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Almost perfect Beer from Maine

Photo of TheAudioBuffet
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The head on this beer is so dense, it's reminiscent of latte foam. The smell and lingering taste of coriander and orange make it very enjoyable to sit, savor, and enjoy.

Photo of Bone53
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy yellow color, and after swirling the rest and pouring it, a fluffy white head magically appeared in front of me

Smell: Ripe banana and lemon, spices, bready yeast

Taste: I get lemon upfront quickly followed by banana, then finishes spicy and bready

Mouthfeel: Heavy light body; Pillowy carbonation makes it soft going down with very slight bitterness. One of the smoothest beers iv had.

Overall: As a beer i wouldnt say its amazing, but it sure is for the style, thus the reason for my fairly high rating. Its bright and effervescent, smooth and refreshing yet somewhat full. It really could be the benchmark for an American made witbier

Photo of mageek52
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light, refreshing and lightly spicy. Good session Belgian.

Photo of rjplumer
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

White pillow like head. Bright yellow hazy yellow. Mild bitterness. Soft yeast taste. A crisp subtle and well balance. Mild banana lemon like aroma.

Photo of chubenzino
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite American beers and a masterpiece of the white beer style

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass at approximately 40 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a quite cloudy pale straw gold, and forms a massive white head with good retention. Lacing was exceptional throughout.

Smell: Musty wheat mixed with a bouquet of light fruits, from pear to lemon-orange citrus. Some hints of spiciness lurk within the depths of the aroma.

Taste: Spices hit straightaway, coriander, clove, and white pepper, before receding a touch to let fruit esters swirl in. Waves of white grapes, pears, and a mildly tart citrus bearing hints of orange and lemon hit and mingle. A faint tone of bubblegum arises towards the finish, which leaves a lingering tart citrus and peppery spice aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Light and effervescent, this is a refreshing beer to drink.

Overall: A good witbier, solid in every aspect. I'm a fan.

Photo of rjak774
4.85/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best out there. Try to get on draft if you can find it.

Photo of Lochnessmonster
1.97/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Not a fan of witbiers, and this was no exception.

Photo of Atom_Bomb
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tastes a little bitter, similar to other Belgium wheat beers.

Photo of Oldmankeebler
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great white ale. Perfect any time of year.

Photo of MadCat
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy yellow color, fluffy white head, leaves good lacing

Smell: Spices, cloves, coriander, orange peel, light malts, lemon

Taste: Spicy, pepper, cloves, coriander, orange peel, light hints of banana, light malts, wheat, hints of lemongrass

Feel: Light body, full carbonation

Overall: A classic brew, an interesting take on a classic style. The added spices enhance the yeast flavors, rather than detract. Love it. Very refreshing as well

Photo of jren
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap in philly. This is a great tasting beer on tap. I didn't think bottled version was as aromatic.

Photo of DaveDonahue
4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Amazing. The perfect example of an American brewed Belgian wheat beer.

Photo of Ainman11
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice golden color, smells a sweet pungent aroma but the taste is not as strong as the scent and I enjoyed that. I expected it to have a higher ABV than 5.1, but that doesn't effect it at all

Photo of aleigator
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ Quintessence - Pale yellow color, with a decent white head.

Aromas of banana, hints of orange, yeast and coriander. Creamy, smooth thick mouthfeel.

Coriander, lemonade and banana, with bitter hints and a little pepper in the end, Very well balanced, refreshing, excellent Witbier, with a clean ending.

Photo of Shadow10185
4.73/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very good beer. I got the four pack and loved every bit of it. So good.

Photo of Josephduarte
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Probably the best Belgium white I have ever tasted" - my roomate

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Cafe Rustica in Richmond.
The was a hard beer to review for me because I haven't had any in this style in quite some time. It was a very pale and cloudy yellow with a white head that clinged too the pint glass as I drank it. Very mild aromas, mild fruit and floral hints (not what I would describe as "fruity") and blended flavors, very good feel. Finishes with a low level hop bitter that fades quickly. Crisp and light, could easily drink these in multiples.

Photo of BeerConny
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite white beer so far. Great refresher in the summer or after a hard day at work. The spices in this are unlike any other white beer i have had. This Is a beer almost everyone can enjoy.

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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,488 ratings.