1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Allagash WhiteAllagash White

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,357 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,357
Reviews: 1,282
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 293
Gots: 550 | 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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Allagash White Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,357 | Reviews: 1,282 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of cbnz
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of dleiner
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of juliusseizure
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of illini4x4
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12oz bottle into New Belgium globe

A-Pours a cloudy straw gold with a 1 finger white head and lacing.

S-It has a bready aroma with some coriander and other spices.

T-The flavor is spice and bread notes up front and a spicy, awesome!

M-Mouthfeel has medium body with a dry finish. Decent carbonation.

O-Overall a great Belgium wheat ale!

Photo of ithinkimasofa
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Techichi
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of EvanWilliams
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of JustinMatthew
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of wyatt13
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Goldfishman
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Dodo2step
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P- Underdog Bar and Grille

A- Pours an opaque wheat lemon yellow color. Very little head but a nice thin white lace remains.

S- Grassy and wheaty type of smell with a lemon zest to top it off. It hasmore of the earthy/grassy smell but the lemon zest def adds detail.

T- a dull bland spice that i cant discern. Wheaty and the lemon zest is there as well. I think the lemonz zest just makes the beer itself.It really caps it off.

M- full bodied yet smooth and refreshing in the mouth and on the palate.

D- this is a beer you could put down with ease. A nice sixer of this and you would be set. This is a good summer brew to drink on a hot day.

Photo of mwilbur
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle (batch #52 printed on label) into pint glass from John's Grocery.
A: Pours a pale lemonade yellow with lots of carbonation producing a very thick 2 inch white foamy head which seems to last forever. Nice lacing on the glass.
S: Definite wheat and coriander. Citrus and bitter hops too.
T: Coriander, orange peel, and citrus hops. Reminds me a lot of Hoegaarden. Good, but pretty straight forward.
M: Very light and effervescent mouthfeel. No lingering or maturing taste.
D: This is highly drinkable. Perfect summer beer. I like it, but I can't say it is exceptional...not too complex.

Photo of archero
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of aorloski
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of wattoclone
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a weizen glass at cellar temperature.

L - Pale straw color with a 1-finger bubbly white head that fades pretty quickly into a white bubbly film that stays on the surface throughout. Not much lacing until the end. Cloudy but a good amount of carbonation bubbles still present. I’m pretty surprised about the lack of head production and retention.

S - Lots of grainy wheat malt as well as notes of honey, coriander, lemon zest, and peppery yeast. Really nice for the style.

T - Starts sweet with honey, orange, lemon, and coriander flavors. Builds to a slightly spicy and slightly tart finish with peppery yeast and lemon zest flavors respectively.

F - Medium-bodied with great carbonation, a creamy and crisp mouthfeel, and a spicy, tart, and slightly dry finish. Very refreshing.

O - This is an awesome witbier. Fits the style nearly perfectly. My only complaint is the appearance. I’m not sure if it’s because I didn’t pour aggressively enough or served it too cold, but head formation, retention, and lacing were all disappointing for a wheat-based beer. Nevertheless, this is a terrific beer. It smells, tastes, and feels great and is very drinkable and refeshing. What more can you ask for?

Photo of kornkid8600
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Samp01
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, lemon peel, grapefruit. Flavor of citrusy light spicey hops and some yeastiness. Palate is light body with nice carbonation, crisp mouth feel. Finish is citrus, grapefruit, light hops with some spice, yeast, ending in some light bitterness. A nice and refreshing easy drinking brew.

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of AmitC
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Color is pale white. Very hazy and cloudy. Opaque. About a couple fingers thick white head that has decent retention. Excellent lacing left on the sides. Some bubbles.

Aroma is of wheat, yeast, little sweetness, some tartness, spices. Cinnamon and clove. Strength is moderate.

Taste is just about the same. Tartness is low. Not sweet either. Clove, cinnamon and some other spices. Wheat and yeast texture. Silky and smooth. Finish is semisweet to slightly dry.

Mouth feel is medium to light bodied. Very smooth and easy texture. Velvety touch. No astringency. Drinks rather easily. Sessionable.

Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,357 ratings.