1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Allagash WhiteAllagash White

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,909 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,909
Reviews: 1,248
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 240
Gots: 350 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Allagash White Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,909 | Reviews: 1,248 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jkt5f
jkt5f


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-23-2012 22:32:57 | More by jkt5f
Photo of rorjets
rorjets

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-17-2013 02:18:03 | More by rorjets
Photo of NEhophead
NEhophead

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

"Pour, swirl, pour yeast"

Pure, pale white head that drifts quickly to the sides. A frothy lace on the sides that falls slowly throughout the glass. A golden yellow, cloudish color.

Coconut and faint banana aromatics with a bit of lemon. There's also a spiciness (coriander and clove) that combats the coconut and lemon. The diacetyl is the most powerful aroma though that isn't all that bad, but it drowns out some of the other flavors.

A mild, unobtrusive banana and lemon flavor with the sweet diacetyl rounding out the flavor. Nice carbonation present that cuts through the butterscotch and compliments the lemon zest. The coriander adds a nice element of spice.

Well balanced given the complex range of flavors. Very smooth drinking wit.

Easy drinking wit with virtually no alcohol or watered down taste. Just a mellow beer that could be drank all night.

A very quality example of a wit right from good ol' New England. A perfect ale for the summer.

07-07-2004 13:20:30 | More by NEhophead
Photo of milkbone_underwear
milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-09-2012 01:43:44 | More by milkbone_underwear
Photo of monitorpop
monitorpop

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

10-29-2013 04:26:15 | More by monitorpop
Photo of derekdenim
derekdenim

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-19-2013 23:05:24 | More by derekdenim
Photo of midlifec
midlifec

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-28-2014 22:21:39 | More by midlifec
Photo of runlikeakenyan
runlikeakenyan

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-18-2013 20:33:21 | More by runlikeakenyan
Photo of Iris4Thug
Iris4Thug


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-31-2012 00:59:00 | More by Iris4Thug
Photo of dbfp210
dbfp210

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-02-2012 22:18:50 | More by dbfp210
Photo of huysmans
huysmans

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-28-2014 10:26:01 | More by huysmans
Photo of jrohrbacher
jrohrbacher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-03-2012 02:18:12 | More by jrohrbacher
Photo of jgbiggs
jgbiggs

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-21-2014 22:24:19 | More by jgbiggs
Photo of guezarka
guezarka

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-30-2012 15:22:05 | More by guezarka
Photo of ColForbinBC
ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

On-tap at a local establishment, served in a pint

Appears an extremely cloudy gold body with burnt orange highlights and a fluffy, bone white cap that had some solid staying power and an average amount of lacing.

Relatively simple aroma of biscuity belgian yeast, spicy clove, and banana.

The spice really plays along with all of the other flavors rather than being overly assertive and in your face. Banana, lemon rind, and raw biscuits with a dash of white pepper and underlying floral hops.

Medium to full bodied, really surprisingly assertive in this regard. Thick and chewy.

Very easy to drink. Light flavors that are well-complemented against each other and a manageable abv.

04-28-2009 16:07:41 | More by ColForbinBC
Photo of mscott1975
mscott1975

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-07-2013 22:09:46 | More by mscott1975
Photo of xacidx
xacidx

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-11-2012 19:23:42 | More by xacidx
Photo of PjDaley13
PjDaley13

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-29-2014 17:44:23 | More by PjDaley13
Photo of alexhammond
alexhammond

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

pours a cloudy yellow/orange, with a thick foamy head, leaving lots of lacing.
faint scents of citrus, banana, and wheat.
while I assumed the flavor would be heavy on the wheat and yeast, it's actually very balanced, with the peppery spices coming through initially, followed by crisp citrus notes. the wheat rounds it out, keeping it smooth and easy to drink.
some places may serve this with a wedge of lemon - I say pass, don't really need it. this is a beer that can be very refreshing in warm weather, but the flavor is exceptional enough to warrant drinking it anytime.

04-14-2010 12:35:57 | More by alexhammond
Photo of mpenske
mpenske

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

02-19-2014 05:16:58 | More by mpenske
Photo of justdaryl
justdaryl

Singapore

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-20-2012 05:38:40 | More by justdaryl
Photo of paulys55
paulys55

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-27-2013 04:46:04 | More by paulys55
Photo of harpus
harpus

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-16-2012 16:52:28 | More by harpus
Photo of ImperialSnout
ImperialSnout

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-27-2012 23:11:33 | More by ImperialSnout
Photo of circus_cat
circus_cat

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-17-2012 00:09:39 | More by circus_cat
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,909 ratings.