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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,107 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,107
Reviews: 1,256
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 252
Gots: 420 | 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:
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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Photo of Kmlund
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Kmlund, Oct 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

coribsmith, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Wsherry1, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Chessmaster
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tried this with my lunch from a bottle poured into a glass.

Appearance: Cloudy, golden, reminiscent of grapefruit juice with a white head
that dissipated to a thin cap.

Taste: Wheat with a hint of citrus.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, effervescent, refreshing

Smell: Not much discernible smell

Overall: Mostly what you would expect from a witbier. I enjoyed it and wouldn't mind
drinking a few in a row.

Chessmaster, Oct 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of TWebb
1.4/5  rDev -66.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

I feel a need to rant. Why is this called a witbier, when other totally different beers like Leinie's Sunset Wheat and Sam Adams White Lantern are also called witbiers? They are totally different! Why does Allagash White claim to be flavored with coriander and orange peel, when the only detectable flavor is of putrefaction? The aforementioned brews are delightful to drink and taste of coriander and orange peel, but Allagash White gives only the sensation of drinking roadkill. This is exactly what you should expect from open fermentation.
(See my treatise on Leffe Blonde for an easy and cheap way to make beers of this type.)
In short, the horrible flavor of this percolating yeast sewage may haunt my taste memory for the rest of my miserable life unless I can drink enough IPAs and lagers to wash it away.

TWebb, Oct 01, 2013
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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,107 ratings.