Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by output01x:
4/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (no date) into a tulip glass.
A moderate pour yields a 1-finger off-white head that quickly fizzles away to a thin, clumpy dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a very hazy pale golden straw with just a handful of fat carbonation bubbles charging upward to the surface. Very little lacing can be seen at any point during consumption.
Citrus aromas sting the nostrils immediately with notes of lemon zest, tangerine rind, and sweetened grapefruit. Digging a little deeper reveals aromas of grainy wheat, coriander, and an overlying banana character.
Sweet and sharp citrus peel flavors sting the tongue at the beginning of each sip. However, as the beer is held in the mouth, this quickly fades, allowing flavors of wheat, ripe bananas, and lemon oil. As the beer is swallowed, the wheat flavor really spikes and as it dies down, a fantastic dried banana chip flavor comes out. All these flavors soon pass, leaving only a dry finish that begs you to go for another swig.
Medium bodied with good carbonation, this is a great all-purpose beer. The body is just thick enough to allow the flavors to pop and to prevent the carbonation from being too pushy. The carbonation is a bit fizzy, which is to be expected of the style, but does not seem to help much in the swallow.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2012 06:22:00 | More by output01x
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 3,709 ratings.