Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by Reino:
4.58/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Appearance- 12oz bottle (first time I've seen Allagash this size) poured into my Oregon Trail pint glass. I'm pretty surprised to find a twist off top. Pours out a cloudy gradient of brown, orange and straw-yellow from top to bottom. Thin yellow highlights come through around the bottom of the glass. The pour, swirl, pour method leaves me with two fingers of white fluffy head. The head settles fairly slowly and leaves some decent lacing. I drank a Mothership Wit before this, and White's body puts that beer to shame.
Smell- Fragrant orange and lemon zest dominate the nose with the wheat hiding in the background along with the coriander and pepper. The softness of the spice blends gorgeously well with the citrus resulting in a nice sugary presence in the nose. My only complaint would be the intensity of the aroma. Otherwise, well done.
Taste- Coriander and pepper at the front with soft wheat, followed by light citrus notes coming in towards the finish and riding out on the wheat. The citrus and coriander almost form a mango-ish flavor when combined. It has a great balance between sweet and spicy. As far as wits go, the balance that White has is pretty much exactly what I'm looking for, the bee's knees, if you will.
MF- Crisp without being too thin or overly carbonated. Dry finish that keeps you reaching for another sip, but not feeling puckered out.
Drinkability- Bud Light has nothing on Allagash White's drinkability. I'm not a huge fan of the style, but I enjoyed the hell out of this beer. I think I can safely say this is the best wit I've had to date. I'll have to revisit some others, but the aroma, balance, and feel are what other breweries should be aiming for. Allagash usually turns me off with their price tags, but if they put out more affordable 12oz bottles like this, I'd gladly make them a go to brewery of mine.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2009 03:51:03 | More by Reino
More User Reviews:
4.08/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
on tap at Garden State Diner, Newark Airport.
Cloudy dark yellow with a finger of steady white that rings, and a continual stream of bubbles.
Herb-heavy nose with wax, baguette crust, and lemon rind.
Crackery malts, surprising blast of funk, lemon-pepper, and a leaf and citrus finish.
Orangeade finish and tingly linger.
Lt-med, plenty round, wheaty smooth.
The real deal. Definite yeast and herb notes, body not too thin, refreshing. Doesn't have the nuance of St Bernardus, but not far off.
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2014 17:20:07 | More by StJamesGate
4.66/5 rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured 12oz bottle into 16oz tulip glass.
A: Aggressive pour into tulip glass gave a hazy straw color with thick, rocky head.
S: Clove, spice; yeast dominant.
T: Bready, cloves, spicy bite, coriander, lemon,mild hop bitterness. Fairly complex.
M: Crisp and refreshing. Very light.
O: Fantastic and rewarding. Each quaff brings a different flavor profile out.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 19:13:15 | More by JOHNKNEEGEEZ
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,228 ratings.