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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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3,713 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,713
Reviews: 1,244
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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Todd

Colorado

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
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Jason

Massachusetts

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
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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.

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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,713 ratings.