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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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4,106 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,106
Reviews: 1,255
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 253
Gots: 418 | FT: 2
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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Photo of sommersb
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasted On: 07-10-2014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Received in a trade

Appearance has a hazy, honey-colored beer with a small white head that fades fast and leaves just a little lace behind.

Smells include fruity notes of bananas, coriander spices, and some barnyard yeast aromatics. Very nice nose

The taste is partly dry but also has some sweetness to it from the fruits. Flavors include green grapes, for a white wine taste, plus citrus fruit such as lemons and oranges.

The high carbonation makes for a prickly mouthfeel, with a body somewhere between light and medium. The finish is semi-sweet with green grapes, but also some tartness of lemon.

Overall a very enjoyable beer; it's interesting how the different flavors play out for a sweet and dry aspect at the same time.

Thanks to Treyliff for this one!

sommersb, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of Beric
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: Bottle, from the bottle
Served: 29 May 2014

Appearance: Had this one from the bottle, but I made sure to rouse the yeast as I was drinking. I could tell that it was hazy, and it kept a light froth around the edges of the bottle.

Smell: Slight banana notes in the nose from the yeast with a powerful assertion of the spices.

Taste: Wow, this is an extremely complex wit. The standard wit yeast notes (banana and some slight funk) is present and relatively assertive, but the major player in this beer is the coriander and orange peel. I was really impressed with how assertive these spices were in this brew and was honestly a bit put off by them at first. This is steps above a Blue Moon, but is something I would probably not drink in quantity due to its assertive spiciness.

Mouthfeel: Effervescent and medium bodied.

Overall: A great witbier and one that really exemplifies the style. This is a heavily spiced beer- the spices are easily the most dominant part of the flavor in this one. It's not bad, but it takes some getting used to. Would recommend.

Beric, May 31, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +5.1%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.72/5  rDev -10.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.76/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%

Great beer

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Photo of TemplofBeer
4/5  rDev -3.6%

A solid drinkable witbier perfect for any summer day

TemplofBeer, Sunday at 12:31 AM
Photo of MikeB20
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

P: On tap from a growler into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a cloudy light gold with a giant, fluffy, white, cotton-like head. Lacing is decent.

S: Yeasty Belgian aromas but very clean. Fresh herbs, spicy, peppery a little orange or orange peel. Inviting.

T: A lovely clean, slightly sweet, grassy malt base that finishes with citrus, peppercorn and fresh herbs. Some bite in the finish. All of the flavors are quite pronounced at some point during the taste but none are any more of a star than the other. Simply the best Belgian Wit brewed outside of Belgium and for that matter, brewed just about anywhere.

M: On the dry side but so smooth and silky, it's a wonderful sip every time. Very refreshing.

O: I've been enjoying this beer for quite a few years now and I was surprised to see that I had never reviewed it. As I stated above, this is an amazing, basically textbook example, of a Belgian Witbier and shouldn't be missed by anyone interested in the style. Perhaps the only thing missing is a touch of honey flavor, that would make it perfect in my opinion.

MikeB20, Saturday at 05:42 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,106 ratings.