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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,900 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,900
Reviews: 1,247
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 240
Gots: 345 | 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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justin0078

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -75.9%

03-02-2014 02:42:53 | More by justin0078
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1/5  rDev -75.9%

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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -75.9%

01-24-2012 07:46:01 | More by bmcduff2
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seth_paul


1/5  rDev -75.9%

07-11-2012 16:02:57 | More by seth_paul
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jmblur

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -75.9%

01-28-2012 05:25:39 | More by jmblur
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nicholas527

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -75.9%

03-04-2012 19:53:57 | More by nicholas527
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Zerren


1.28/5  rDev -69.2%

08-22-2014 17:51:35 | More by Zerren
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TWebb

South Carolina

1.4/5  rDev -66.3%

I feel a need to rant. Why is this called a witbier, when other totally different beers like Leinie's Sunset Wheat and Sam Adams White Lantern are also called witbiers? They are totally different! Why does Allagash White claim to be flavored with coriander and orange peel, when the only detectable flavor is of putrefaction? The aforementioned brews are delightful to drink and taste of coriander and orange peel, but Allagash White gives only the sensation of drinking roadkill. This is exactly what you should expect from open fermentation.
(See my treatise on Leffe Blonde for an easy and cheap way to make beers of this type.)
In short, the horrible flavor of this percolating yeast sewage may haunt my taste memory for the rest of my miserable life unless I can drink enough IPAs and lagers to wash it away.

10-01-2013 17:02:35 | More by TWebb
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HeadyMusicalTopper

New Hampshire

1.5/5  rDev -63.9%

12-01-2012 22:04:17 | More by HeadyMusicalTopper
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Kwak

New Jersey

1.53/5  rDev -63.1%

Not one of my favorets It poured nice, looking good in the glass. Nice cloudy head didn't stick around that long. A pale amber/yellow hue hazy. Good color, nice looking beer. Kind of short on taste not much going on a little spicy a bit of citrus Smokey fruit. The aftertaste was too much a little winey, I didn't care for it and found it hard to finish I wouldn't recommend this one!

12-01-2002 22:25:22 | More by Kwak
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Joelski

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -57.8%

01-01-2013 14:50:53 | More by Joelski
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1.76/5  rDev -57.6%

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2/5  rDev -51.8%

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Illinois

2/5  rDev -51.8%

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Serbia

2/5  rDev -51.8%

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yas

California

2/5  rDev -51.8%

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Illinois

2/5  rDev -51.8%

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Ohio

2/5  rDev -51.8%

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PalmettoPyrat

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -51.8%

08-20-2012 20:46:39 | More by PalmettoPyrat
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bkaj21

Georgia

2/5  rDev -51.8%

02-08-2012 03:51:09 | More by bkaj21
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -51.8%

07-13-2014 21:35:45 | More by thefuneral
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North Carolina

2/5  rDev -51.8%

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justinbrown

California

2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

03-19-2012 04:15:39 | More by justinbrown
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Duesler

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

01-03-2013 05:26:01 | More by Duesler
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Boilermaker88

California

2.4/5  rDev -42.2%

Poured from a 12oz. brown bottle, Allagash White had a cloudy straw color and nothing that could be described as a "head", just a thin bubbly skim. The smell was a blending of yeasty pale malt, coriander, and some peppery spices. The taste was lightly malted with some yeast and had a spicey bite in the finish. The real dominant taste was an acrid metallic tang that really exerted a hard bitterness on the back of the palate. The feel was light and kind of flat.
I can't really express how disappointed I was with this offering from Allagash Brewing Co. Described as their flagship beer, I thought this would have had a lot more character than a flat, bitter gunmetal flavor. With no markings on the bottle to give me an idea as to a "best before" date, I can only hope this particular bottle was simply past its prime and not the norm.

11-09-2003 17:55:53 | More by Boilermaker88
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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,900 ratings.