Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,535 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,535
Reviews: 1,318
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 355
Gots: 774 | 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: 4,535 | Reviews: 1,318
Photo of lordofthemark
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Color - soft whitish yellow. Aroma - banana, lemon, orange, maybe melon.Taste - similar. Light but soft mouthfeel.

Photo of beerchic
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If you like witbiers, this is the one to try. I have relatives send me this. Best witbier I have ever had.

Photo of AL813
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very cloudy, pale, straw. A lot of pepper, grains of paradise on the nose. Taste is slightly peppery, zesty, yeasty. Slight sourdough like finish. Light... Decent beer.

Photo of Zstets
4.76/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The perfect american white
Delicious and beautiful

Photo of GOBLIN
3.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unfortunately surprised by how much I didn't enjoy this beer. In my opinion Allagash is hands down the best American brewery brewing Belgian inspired beers. Just not sure about this one though. Of course it gets great ratings but for me the ratings seem to be maybe more based on reputation.

Photo of 50marathons
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good flavor and just a hint of spice.

Photo of peraltaspade72
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very easy to drink Witbier, easy to find on tap in bars around L.A. and Long Beach, CA. Nice quality and fruity.

Photo of Ted_3
4.93/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If white is your thing, it doesn't get better than Allagash.

Photo of Mattygross44
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Im used to the strong stuff but this is good for a night cap for me!!

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.

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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,535 ratings.