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
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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
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,737 ratings.