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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,646 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,646
Reviews: 1,243
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 220
Gots: 250 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer. Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy in appearance.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a Unibroue Flying U glass. Yeast added.

A: Pale yellow and somewhat murky. A foamy, bubbly one inch head adorns this beer. It Settles after a short time, but leaves decent lacing. Textbook Witbier appearance.

S: Slightly funky Belgian yeast, lemon zest, coriander, soft spices, a bit of orange, and a very mild grassy smell.

T: Light citric lemon zest gives way to coriander, orange, and soft spices (white pepper). Hints of wheat come out. The Belgian yeast is quite pleasant and provides a nice backbone. Finishes semi-dry with light funky yeast, some wheat, hints of citrus, and a bit of tartness.

M: Mouthfeel is light, a bit foamy, and has lively seltzer-like carbonation. Not quite as soft and creamy as I would like it, but this is really nit-picking.

D: Extremely high. This is one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had.

Notes: If I had to use one word to describe this beer, it would be 'soft.' An excellent interpretation of the style. This rivals anything I've had coming out of Belgium. Probably my favorite Witbier to date.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 06:11:05 | More by ryan1788a5
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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,646 ratings.