Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.63/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a cloudy dirty blonde beer with a great creamy foam white lace that eventually settles into a patchy laced head with sticky trails along its path of rest.
Smell is rather clean and soft with a yeasty edge, faint spice (corriander, white pepper), hint of grassy lemon and orange.
Very smooth and silky body and mouthfeel. A bit rough around the edges with musty yeast, grain notes, a sparking mineral/seltzer water fizz and flavour and orange peel/rind bitterness. Fruity apricot flavour works itself out and blends in with the malt sweetness, followed by a mixed bag of spices follows and really embeds its flavours deep into the palate where it stays to the end -- herbally, white pepper. Malts are semi-sweet and show off more in the body. Bitterness comes in the form of a lemony grass flavour, it's a bit sharp, tangy. Yeast and grain flavours in the finish.
A very traditional Belgian Style Wit beer. All the flavours and characteristics are pretty damn spot on for a US made brew. One of New England's greats ...
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2002 16:17:44 | More by Todd
4.5/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 12 oz. short twist, gives directions on how to properly pour the beer on the label. No freshness date on the bottle but the case box had a bottled on date on top.
Appearance: Cloudy pale yellow in colour with a creamy big bubbled lace that shows no problem of retaining. A classic White Ale look.
Smell: An extravagant spicy mix and a touch of lemon hit the nose sharp. Coriander and orange peel are evident as well as an earthy yeast.
Taste: Crisp and a bit smooth with a moderate body and medium carbonation. Soft flavours of barley and wheat are cut by a flare of spiciness, coriander is a bit dominant. The orange peel is a touch bitter with a soft rind like flavour. A little touch of fruit (pear & plum), yeast and a dash of hop bitterness in the finish. The fermented wheat provides a lingering spiciness that fades slowly in the semi-dry finish.
Notes: This ale is fine just on its own though the spiciness can hold its own to anything on the bbq grill. A superb wit to be had.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2002 21:02:20 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
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
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,737 ratings.