Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I thought that this would be a nice beer to enjoy during the brief Indian summer we're having here in central Illinois.
A -A hazy lemon yellow brew resides beneath a crisp and tight two finger head that shows really nice retention and leaves copious amounts of gauzy lace on the glass. Looks like the epitome of a good wit!
S - I could smell funky lemon-grass and lemon rind before I put my nose anywhere near the glass. I smell sour wheat, lemon zest, cilantro, clean cotton, and sea salt. Very fresh, but not as complex as I expected from such a revered brewer of Belgian style brews. Not very assertive or complex.
T - Ok here we go. The taste picks up the nose's slack! Very crisp, bready, and fresh. Quite a bit more malty than many other witbiers, this one has saltine cracker, fresh bread, sour yeast, and big time lemon flavors.
M - Light bodied with a zesty carbonation and a sweet clean finish. Reminds me of those "clean cotton" scented candles.
D - Highly drinkable! A damn near flawless witbier, it just needs to smell a bit more assertive and it would be awesome.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2007 23:41:26 | More by pmcadamis
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 3,713 ratings.