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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,913 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,913
Reviews: 1,248
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 240
Gots: 351 | 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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sommersb

Tennessee

4.11/5  rDev -1%

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!

07-10-2014 22:32:42 | More by sommersb
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Beric

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

05-31-2014 20:38:28 | More by Beric
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Dietsa85

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +1.7%

09-01-2014 21:13:12 | More by Dietsa85
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

09-01-2014 20:10:01 | More by dvanhandel
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WesFoxlove

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-01-2014 19:02:47 | More by WesFoxlove
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JackDempsy

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-01-2014 19:02:07 | More by JackDempsy
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LutherBrau

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-01-2014 14:11:24 | More by LutherBrau
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Bnjmnlws

New York

3.76/5  rDev -9.4%

09-01-2014 03:00:21 | More by Bnjmnlws
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Kevinpitts

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-31-2014 23:12:09 | More by Kevinpitts
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scurvydog

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Nunya

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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alwaysplayin

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

08-31-2014 05:35:05 | More by alwaysplayin
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BrianKrook


4.48/5  rDev +8%

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quizicle


3.8/5  rDev -8.4%

08-30-2014 23:16:59 | More by quizicle
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Gatorcon

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

On Tap at Whole Foods in Schaumburg. Maybe that is the extra .5 but is sure was good while my wife was shopping.

08-30-2014 14:58:47 | More by Gatorcon
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chip26

Illinois

3.64/5  rDev -12.3%

08-30-2014 04:49:01 | More by chip26
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Dekhar

Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -5.5%

08-30-2014 03:22:47 | More by Dekhar
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SteveCarrozza

New Hampshire

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%

08-29-2014 23:27:42 | More by SteveCarrozza
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The-Hoptometrist

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-29-2014 19:37:28 | More by The-Hoptometrist
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Tedm9991

West Virginia

4.52/5  rDev +8.9%

08-29-2014 03:51:47 | More by Tedm9991
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4.52/5  rDev +8.9%

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volatiler

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

08-29-2014 01:12:01 | More by volatiler
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dgeebs07

New York

4.64/5  rDev +11.8%

08-29-2014 00:05:12 | More by dgeebs07
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T-34-85

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-28-2014 22:54:34 | More by T-34-85
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Jame515

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

08-28-2014 19:56:57 | More by Jame515
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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,913 ratings.