Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by TCHopCraver:
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes composed on 2/16/11. Thanks again for the hospitality, Walter the Dog.
Al the White pours a golden apple juice color with a white hazy film on top- there is not much of a head at all. The lacing is quite phenomenal- very sticky, archy, and dotty.
Woo dog, that's a spicy smell. Peppercorn and coriander are hugely important; the wheat also affects the spiciness a bit. This is a very sharp and crisp smell. Some lemon zest and cleaner citrus aromas also waft out of the glass.
Spice blends better with fruity, yeasty components in the taste than it does in the smell. Very nice, mellower fruity esters of banana and some crisp apple are evident, but the spice does make its presence known at the beginning of the sip.
The mouthfeel is a good juggling act between mellow creaminess and the bite of the spices. The body is light to medium, and is helped by excellent carbonation. The finish is nicely dry to temper the creaminess on the flat of my tongue.
I have been enjoying wheat beer more lately and this one was very nice. I thought it had great balance and strong flavors. I could certainly have a few of these on a hot summer day.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2011 19:54:09 | More by TCHopCraver
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4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Poured from the bottle into a Weizen glass. Body is slightly cloudy, straw-yellow in color with a small (just under 1-finger) white head.
S: Sugar-cookie dough malt, hint of spice and a good amount of lemon zest.
T: Light malt foundation - sugar-cookie-dough again comes to mind, along with a touch of wheat twang - then modest coriander spice, which is followed by lemony drying bitterness and a touch of fruit (probably the orange peel I'm getting).Finishes almost like lemonade - the fresh-squeezed, light-on-the-sugar and somewhat diluted kind.
M: Light-to-medium in heft; modest carbonation. Finishes clean and refreshing.
O: This is a good version of the style. Make that an excellent version of the style. It brings to mind those original Wits (anyone remember Wit! or was it W!T from the 90s?) I had oh-so-long ago.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 22:12:43 | More by Kendo
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,329 ratings.