Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by foXXtail:
4.28/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer was a wonderful example of the style. It hit on all the major points that I look for in a good witbier. Highly recommended for those who like the witbier of hefeweizen styles.
This beer poured opaque straw yellow with a thin white lacey head, even with the slight bottle swirl. Though thin, the head was well-retained throughout tasting. The nose has a distinct crisp citrus spice with a slight floral hop background, and was quite pleasant.
On the tongue it was brightly effervescent and smooth with terrific body. The citrus (lemon) and spice (clove, nutmeg and coriander) notes hinted at by the nose hit strongly at the front, supported by a but of banana yeastiness in the background. All of the flavors blend smoothly into a crisp finish.
Quite a pleasure to drink.
Serving type: bottle
01-26-2005 16:34:51 | More by foXXtail
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4.11/5 rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tasted On: 07-10-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Purchased: Received in a trade
Appearance has a hazy, honey-colored beer with a small white head that fades fast and leaves just a little lace behind.
Smells include fruity notes of bananas, coriander spices, and some barnyard yeast aromatics. Very nice nose
The taste is partly dry but also has some sweetness to it from the fruits. Flavors include green grapes, for a white wine taste, plus citrus fruit such as lemons and oranges.
The high carbonation makes for a prickly mouthfeel, with a body somewhere between light and medium. The finish is semi-sweet with green grapes, but also some tartness of lemon.
Overall a very enjoyable beer; it's interesting how the different flavors play out for a sweet and dry aspect at the same time.
Thanks to Treyliff for this one!
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 22:32:42 | More by sommersb
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,646 ratings.