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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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3,716 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,716
Reviews: 1,245
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 226
Gots: 277 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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bensbeers

Maryland

3.05/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass.

Had a thick, foamy head; golden, hazy wheat color; moderate carbonation

Aroma was mostly spices; also sensed some wheat and orange when drinking

Taste was well-balanced; mostly wheat, but slightly hoppy finish; sweetness was similar to honey; found more oranges and hints of spice - coriander, nutmeg

Mouthfeel was refreshing and bubbly; left a taste of orange peel in the mouth

Overall, a crisp, satisfying beer. Great for a warm summer night, but flavors are warm and earthy enough to enjoy year-round.

I want to say that I had high expectations for this beer. After searching for it for months, I was a bit let down. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but it just didn't do it for me the way I thought it would. Personally, I like a wheat beer that packs a BIG citrus punch. But I guess that's why we're all on here.

Anyway, I'd still recommend as a solid witbier, and looking forward to trying some more beers from Allagash.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2012 02:15:22 | More by bensbeers
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Typical hazy pale yellow color. Nothing notable about 1 finger semi-soapy head. Really poor retention and no signs of lacing, granted it was serve in a pint glass.

S: Banana, clove, graham cracker malts, coriander perfumes, but fruit esters seemed to dominate.

M: Lighter bodied and creamier feel, but still refreshing with a moderately high carbonation level. Dry, crisp, and tart finish is superb.

T: Considerably more complex than the aroma suggests. Banana and cloves, floral hops, scant lemongrass tartness, white pepper and coriander spicing, orange pith gives it a dry and tart character on the finish. Slight metallic, but a definite medicinal character builds as well.

Serving type: on-tap

07-24-2014 17:53:02 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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Maine

4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - poured a very pale straw, very light color. Sight haze. Head was massive frothy large bubbled 2 fingers, dissipated to a nice soapy froth, although was always lively did not leave much lacing.

S - pungent banana and fruity yeast Esthers dominate the nose. Slight citrus and herbal notes follow, coriander, anise, and clove... Tons of fresh breadyness round out the nose, smells fresh and inviting.

T - I feel the taste follows the nose exactly, no surprises here... Tons of fruityness from the yeast with lots of banana, herbal notes prevalent with a good amount of citrusy coriander, still getting a slight licorice-esque anise and some clove. This taste is supported by a great bready biscuity wheat malt that is crisp and refreshing. Finishes with a clean citrusy bitter.

M - great mouthfeel, very refreshing. Crisp and dry with a good amount of body to the mouthfeel from the wheat.

O - one of the beers that got me into craft back in the day, over the years this hasn't changed and is still just as good today. Overall all just a perfect example of the style to me. Looks great, smells and tastes phenomenal and is really crisp and thirst quenching.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 20:01:48 | More by MaineBrewing
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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California

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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,716 ratings.