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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,709 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,709
Reviews: 1,244
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 225
Gots: 274 | 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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treyrab

California

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12ozer into a pint glass

A: Very cloudy, hazy yellow/copper. The color is what I was expecting from this wit, no shockers yet.

S: The smell is very grainy with wheat and light fruits

T: The taste is where I thought this beer lacked compared to similar witbiers that I have recently had. It has the normal clean, refreshing wit taste, but it lacks some flavor of other wits.

Overall, the brew is very refreshing that i would like to drink on a hot summer day.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2008 02:17:31 | More by treyrab
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Ricochet

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice. I wish it were summer because this is a perfect summer beer. Just like the Hefes, only not as wheat tasting. Better than other's I've tried. What can I say? It was yellow, cloudy, very carbonated, little head and smelled lemony, with a nice bitter element. It looked like light beers, like IC Light, but cloudy. Mouth was thin, but foamed really well and went down with the bitter tones of pales I've had. This was light and cried for lemon slice, just as an attraction. It's a crime to put fruit with beer, but this one, needed it. Without, the lemon citrus flavor, with the light wheat flavor, with more bitter hops finish, this was like a Hefe, only not as creamy, more hops flavor, this was the best White I've had.

Great. I'd buy it again. This would be something I'd trade out for my brother's Rolling Rock. I like RR because it's light, but this has real flavor, maybe I'll get him to dig this too.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2006 06:07:40 | More by Ricochet
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harsley

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

08-20-2013 13:45:29 | More by harsley
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phisig137

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale, hazy light straw golden color, with a 3 finger fluffy head. Great retention leaves behind tons of lace. Quite beautiful.

Aroma is light, and balanced. Dominated by spicy yeast phenols and coriander. Nice.

Flavor is also fantastic. Again, dominated by spicy yeast, coriander, and a touch of cloves. Faint hint of citrus present on the finish. Bone dry finish lingers for a while, and begs for another sip. Mouthfeel is light, and well carbonated. Drinkability is excellent.

Overall, a good witbier. It doesn't have the biggest flavor, but that's part of the appeal. An absolute joy to drink standing outside with friends next to the grill. Few other beers say "summer" like Allagash White.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2007 23:01:08 | More by phisig137
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Golden orange, can't see through it, definitely intimidating for novice drinkers.

Smell - Unique, can definitely smell all of the spices and effort put into this beer.

Taste - Strong at first and them smooth, perfect balance in the taste.

Mouthfeel - Little to no aftertaste, but when tasting your taste buds will dance.

Drinkability - A little heavy but otherwise great, you can drink this beer all night long without feeling like you drank bad beer, this is one of the best. I only prefer this type of beer on certain occasions but when I do it hits the spot.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2008 07:33:05 | More by JMScowcroft
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-09-2014 23:28:35 | More by ScottP
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-15-2013 01:38:21 | More by Hypersomnia
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-27-2014 17:28:36 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-19-2011 23:08:04 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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DavidHume

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-04-2014 04:04:54 | More by DavidHume
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Delirium Tremens tulip

A - This is my first Allagash beer and was quite excited to finally try something from them. Pours a very pale yellow, straw color and grows a 1.5 finger head. Head lasts for a few minutes then reduces to a pool of foam. Little lacing. Body is cloudy and can see a little carbonation rising from the bottom.

S - Nose is faint but can get some spice and peppery cloves, coriander, orange, and a tad of banana. Smells of a hybrid between a Witbier and a Belgian Pale and is quite crisp. Enticing.

T - Initial taste is spice. Get some hints of honey and orange and some lemon zest at the back end. Coriander follows and some citrus lingers afterward. No taste of alcohol. Overall very crisp and refreshing. Dry finish.

M - Mouthfeel is light-bodied and refreshing. Good carbonation and that combined with the dry, spicy finish mixes well to make it easy to drink.

D- Drinkability is high. The flavor sticks around and each sip is as good as the previous. Crisp, dry, vibrant flavors and ample carbonation help drive the senses and this was a great first start into the Allagash lineup.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2010 02:44:11 | More by nhindian
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jl28r1

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-16-2012 20:02:27 | More by jl28r1
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KimenTshom

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

01-01-2012 01:09:36 | More by KimenTshom
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halo913

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-07-2013 16:46:58 | More by halo913
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bmmortale

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

08-17-2013 18:13:09 | More by bmmortale
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dherling

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap a while back, now had it in a bottle. Looks a lot better out of the bottle, hazy yellow gold, with a nice luxurious looking head, great lacing. I get lots of stuff in the nose, licorice, anise, pepper, coriander, yeqast, maple syrup. The taste is a little more straightforward, mostly malt sweetness, wheat, a little spice. Has a good mouthfeel, highly carbonted which works here makign this fairly refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2006 16:58:51 | More by dherling
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Sonofalime

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

09-08-2013 01:38:26 | More by Sonofalime
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shirfan

New York

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If there was candy beer, this would be in the sampler box.

Pours with a light citrus punch color, made almost a glowing translucent hue by the decanted yeast.

Fine white head that never settles completely, but instead swirls around and laces in various capacity to the bottom of the glass. Smell is sweet and inviting, tones of citrus and clove with just a faint hoppy presence.

Taste starts with characteristic wheat crispness and bite, moves to a highly carbonated middle, with strong notes of orange, lemon zest, and clove. Finishes with a nice yeasty twang, and just the faintest drying, bittering hop note.

"Healthy" exudes from this for some reason, a very wholesome feel. Would make an excellent hot and humid summer evening beer, preferably with thunderstorms brewing.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2003 21:25:38 | More by shirfan
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Natural510

Ohio

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

Pours a bright golden yellow which goes cloudy with final pour of yeast sediment. Nice puffy head which takes a good while to dissipate.
Funky yeast and spice with a light tinge of lemon to the nose.
Flavor is yeasty with citrus and corrainder. Dry, tart finish. Quite refreshing.
Nice example of the witbier. Well-rounded without being too spicy, maintaining a good yeast funk and thirst quenchability.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2009 04:13:32 | More by Natural510
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falconxman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

11-17-2012 18:48:10 | More by falconxman
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

09-16-2013 10:55:14 | More by CreekyJarls
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santoslhalper

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearence: Pours a stunning blonde color with a perfect off white head. Just the right amount of clarity, carbonation, and lacing. Beautiful.

Smell: Smells over the top spicy and rich. Very powerful smelling, and lacks the usual "sunscreen" smell that I feel witbier's tend to have.

Taste and Mouthfeel: As it smells, this is an spiced up son-of-a-bitch that takes no prisoners. Massivly spicy without being overwhelming. Again, the lack of sunscreen notes makes me happy. The mouthfeel is chewy, but a tad weak.

Drinkability and Overall: Damn me for only buying one. Looks like I may go back and get a case of this. This is a brilliant session beer, and one that wouldn't get old for a long time. This was my second attempt at Allagash, and so for they're kicking my ass. Up next, the Dubbel Reserve.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2005 18:15:17 | More by santoslhalper
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-08-2014 23:12:18 | More by pat_usher
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-28-2012 05:20:31 | More by Peyton5410
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-03-2013 15:37:25 | More by mikefuski17
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,709 ratings.