Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,612 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,612
Reviews: 1,341
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 383
Gots: 850 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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.
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Ratings: 4,612 | Reviews: 1,341
Photo of gravityrider2
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Great beer! Spiced, but not overwhelming. Would gladly have another if given the chance.

Photo of JayF562
4.96/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A classic example of the style.

Photo of Tom_Banjo
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased as part of a 4-pack from Whole Foods and poured into a tulip glass. Really nice, clean, well-balanced beer. No knocks. Would definitely drink it again and would say this is currently my favorite in the Witbier/Hefe category.

Photo of TheBlueWaffle
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Clean and crisp. White pepper, lemon, slight malt. Delicious and refreshing.

Photo of 98green
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've had enough mediocre wits from American brewers that I almost passed on this one. They don't distro to Michigan, so I decided I better try it while I was in Chicago. And I'm glad I did. The high ratings are justified ( I should know by now I can trust BA). All the banana esters from the yeast, plus the peppery kick. Now I wish they made it to Michigan

Photo of toronadotornado
3.46/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Filling Station, LAX - Los Angeles, CA - Draft

Photo of gcasher
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is not my favorite style, but when in Maine...
On draft in Port Clyde.
Appears whitish with foamy white head.
Smells fruity.
Malt, yeast, and hops are supet-well balanced. It is a very good example of the style.

Photo of Darkman89
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent addition of spices. Easily drinkable and great with lighter foods.

Photo of jzlyo
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is slightly musty/sweaty wheat malts, spices and citrus. The flavor is spices, wheat, citrus, fruit and a malty/fruit finish.

Photo of Jcorn
2.56/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Honestly I really dislike this beer. Tastes like the main ingredient is black licorice, which I hate more than onions. And I really hate onions.

Photo of BeerDork
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good refreshing summer beer!

Photo of jancona
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stop serving it with fruit slices please! Great white beer!

Photo of Chiefy770
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 fluid ounce bottle
Bottled on March 17th, 2015
Reviewed on June 12th, 2015
Served in a Wheat Beer Glass

Eyes
Poured a hazy muted yellow body capped off by a dense bright white head, right around two inches deep. The head slowly collapsed but never dissipated, leaving a bubbly white cap which followed the body to the bottom of the glass. Excellent soapy lacing.

Nose
Spices galore! Coriander, orange zest, and spicy yeast took charge of the aroma. Subtle sweet woodsy/herbal undertone.

Mouth
Great notes of spicy yeast and coriander broke through a tamed, yet prominent wheat backbone. Sharper notes of orange zest and spice intensified toward the finish. Coriander and a subtle earthy/herbal taste lingered in the finish. Medium-bodied, definitely leaning toward the lighter end of the spectrum. Moderate/high carbonation. Lots of fizz when the sharper flavors break out.

Notes
Textbook example of a Wit.

Photo of StretchRunner147
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

needs no fancy words, simply a great tasting beer

Photo of jaa1222
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Honestly, the taste was disappointing.

Photo of miken5492
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A truly great "everyday" beer up in Mass / New England. While I do like wheat and lighter beers, many of my friends who stay towards darker beers love an allagash white on a summer day.

Photo of Zaktcc
4.73/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

L - A very cloudy yellow-gold color; 1 finger head.
S - Beautiful aroma of spices, citrus and hints of banana. One of the best and more uniquely scented beer.
T - Fairly sweet beer, little to no bitterness. You notice the orange and lemon flavors up front right away than are hit with the mixture of spices afterwards.
F - Light bodied beer, some carbonation but fades quickly.
O - A very refreshing, pleasant beer. Perfect for a cool summer drink with aromas fitting a Christmas meal. Definitely one of the best witbier's out there.

Photo of NJM
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nothing like finding this fresh, on draught

Photo of obriendes46
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice beer, perfect with a fresh vegetarian pizza

Photo of Johnor3
4.82/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love this Beer! I love everything about it. I had this Beer on draft at an Asian Restaurant. The first thing that struck me was the creamy foam of the head. It also had the best lacing of any Beer I had ever seen. It was fresh, light, refreshing, and went very well with my entree of shrimp and scallop teriyaki.

Photo of Constellation
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I tend to favor dark beers. This is not a dark beer. This is, however, one of the better light beers I've ever tasted. First, the pour: great clear yellow, with a super-white head that almost looks like marshmallow creme. Then, the drink: crisp and delicate, with just the right amount of spice (I hate too much spice). On the way down there is a slight hint of acid but it quickly dissipates into a very clean finish. Afterwards, it feels like you've had a drink of seltzer, the finish ti so clean. This won't be a go-to beer for me because it is pricey for a beer that doesn't fit into my wheelhouse but it is an awesome beer for a hot afternoon or a fish-fry. Good, good stuff.

Photo of HamdenHector
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: cloudy; light gold in color; 1 finger moussy white head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: coriander; orange peel, a little lemon, a little bready;

T: a touch of citrus up front; after that, coriander is dominant; almost no bitterness;

M: light bodied; low to moderate creamy carbonation; dry finish;

O: light; refreshing;

Photo of lordofthemark
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Color - soft whitish yellow. Aroma - banana, lemon, orange, maybe melon.Taste - similar. Light but soft mouthfeel.

Photo of beerchic
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If you like witbiers, this is the one to try. I have relatives send me this. Best witbier I have ever had.

Photo of AL813
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very cloudy, pale, straw. A lot of pepper, grains of paradise on the nose. Taste is slightly peppery, zesty, yeasty. Slight sourdough like finish. Light... Decent beer.

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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,612 ratings.