Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.45/5 rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Allagash Wit arrived in a brown 12oz bottle. The fact that it was a twist-off surprised me. The bottle reads: Pour, swirl, pour yeast which is what I did.
The result is a very pale, cloudy, golden beer, with a foamy head that quickly flees to the outside of my pint glass. This Wit is very hazy, but you can still see lots of bubbles flying up towards the top.
The smell is unusual; its almost entirely dominated by a vegetable smell, which at first I couldnt place till I realized that it smells a lot like celery salt. In fact the more I smell this the more I think celery is the perfect description for this beer.
Allagash Wit has a very noticeable celery flavor, which sits heavy on top of the wheaty malts. A vague citrus taste is in there but if there are hops in this beer I couldnt notice them. Theres also a peppery spiciness that pervades this odd mixture of celery, wheat and citrus. Finishes a bit dry and leaves my mouth feeling wierdly clean.
This is an odd beer, no doubt about it. While refreshing and not bad tasting, Im not sure spicy celery is a flavor I want in my beer, but this one has it in spades. Overall, quite a clean and refreshing beer, but not one Id buy on a regular basis.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2006 21:40:38 | More by kkipple
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4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Poured from the bottle into a Weizen glass. Body is slightly cloudy, straw-yellow in color with a small (just under 1-finger) white head.
S: Sugar-cookie dough malt, hint of spice and a good amount of lemon zest.
T: Light malt foundation - sugar-cookie-dough again comes to mind, along with a touch of wheat twang - then modest coriander spice, which is followed by lemony drying bitterness and a touch of fruit (probably the orange peel I'm getting).Finishes almost like lemonade - the fresh-squeezed, light-on-the-sugar and somewhat diluted kind.
M: Light-to-medium in heft; modest carbonation. Finishes clean and refreshing.
O: This is a good version of the style. Make that an excellent version of the style. It brings to mind those original Wits (anyone remember Wit! or was it W!T from the 90s?) I had oh-so-long ago.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 22:12:43 | More by Kendo
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,330 ratings.