Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.45/5 rDev -16.9%
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
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Typical hazy pale yellow color. Nothing notable about 1 finger semi-soapy head. Really poor retention and no signs of lacing, granted it was serve in a pint glass.
S: Banana, clove, graham cracker malts, coriander perfumes, but fruit esters seemed to dominate.
M: Lighter bodied and creamier feel, but still refreshing with a moderately high carbonation level. Dry, crisp, and tart finish is superb.
T: Considerably more complex than the aroma suggests. Banana and cloves, floral hops, scant lemongrass tartness, white pepper and coriander spicing, orange pith gives it a dry and tart character on the finish. Slight metallic, but a definite medicinal character builds as well.
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2014 17:53:02 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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 3,717 ratings.