Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company
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Reviews by ryan1788a5:
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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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.