Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,707 | Reviews: 1,244 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mobyfann:
4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Paid $8.99 for a mixed 6'er...
This beer pours a slightly hazy golden base with a medium white head, exceptional retention and 5 nice horizontal lacing effects... The aroma is light of lemony sweet hop.
The taste is mellow, the light hops are wonderful, it's a little sweet. Not too definitive like a Sprecher White, but it's well-balanced. The mouthfeel for most whites are pretty good, this one is very good. I believe with the head retention so high, it balances the mouthfeel to near perfection. The drinkability is obviously high given the review so far. It's 5.5%, smooth, well-balanced, and would be a noteable session beer.
Final Thought: One of the best if not the best white I've had. Clearly better than Great Lakes Holy Moses... and that says a lot!
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2005 05:12:07 | More by mobyfann
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 3,707 ratings.