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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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93
outstanding

3,330 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3330
Reviews: 1228
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.02%


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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Reviews by kkipple:
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kkipple

South Carolina

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; it’s almost entirely dominated by a vegetable smell, which at first I couldn’t 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 couldn’t notice them. There’s 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, I’m 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 I’d buy on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2006 21:40:38 | More by kkipple
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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,330 ratings.