Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.7/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served in a mason jar at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford, CT.
Appearance: Cloudy straw yellow with a white head. Head died down to a persistent 1/16" thick foam across the top with plenty of lacing across the top.
Smell: Not a lot when first served at the table, but as it warmed up you could begin to smell the malt with a nice hint of orange and lemon.
Taste: Quite nice. Perfect Witbier flavor - nice malt with wheat and grain notes accented with orange and spices. Tasty, but not overpowering - incredibly well balanced among all the flavors, and nothing is muted. I don't think I've had a beer this well balanced with each flavor sticking out so well on its own.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation - cleanses the palate nicely, but not scouring.
Overall / Drinkability: Insanely drinkable, I could easily have had another. A really great example of a witbier - deep in flavor, but still just as light and crisp and clean as you would expect in a Wit. Went really well with the pizzas I had. I cannot wait to try again someday.
Serving type: on-tap
05-23-2012 02:40:42 | More by damndirtyape
More User Reviews:
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
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,709 ratings.