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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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3,752 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,752
Reviews: 1,247
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 230
Gots: 292 | 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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Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle - from Whole foods san francisco for 2.49$ - thanks to j for this one

Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes..

Smell - Lemon, grains, yeast, coriander/cloves, a tiny bit of funk

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste lemons, floral notes, and grains/bread. There is also some very light yeast/spice. It ends with a grainy aftertaste with a light spicy/floral taste.

Overall - Very light and the flavours are fairly subdued. The mouthfeel is perfectly fitting for the style, very light and lively. I was expecting a little more taste, but the flavours are delicious. I've been wanting to try this one for a while and while it isn't mind blowing, I can see why it's one of the higher rated beers within the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 23:57:45 | More by spinrsx
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-15-2012 21:29:54 | More by abrodsky
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4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: cloudy straw yellow body. fingers worth of creamy bright white head displays better than average staying power.

s: wheat, yeast and corriander stand out the most. in the background subtle hints of pepper, lemon and orange help blend this one together.

t: everything i could smell i can taste. the main difference being that the yeast plays a bigger role.

m: medium light bodywith great carbonation. crisp and refreshing with a spicy inish, but not overpowering on the spice.

o: one of the best whites out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 00:46:14 | More by match1112
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-14-2012 00:14:41 | More by buckyp
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

04-13-2012 22:14:30 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Oly Pilsner glass- tall and perfect for this beer.

The beer poured a pale lemon color with a two fingered head wafting a lemony clove smell- a good introduction to the beer.

The mouth feel was refreshingly tart and tingled the back of my tongue.

The main course: a rich smooth clove finish. As the beer warmed there was less clove in the palate with an added hint of chocolate lemon.

The remaining bottle poured a three fingered head, the mouth feel was more crisp, and the clove-lemon finish was more pronounced. This was probably due to the yeast settling in the bottle.

Overall- a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 22:12:02 | More by brureview
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-13-2012 16:35:55 | More by nuggetlover
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New York

4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a pilsner glass

A: pours a very hazy straw yellow color with a finger of pure white fluffy head which lingers for just a short time before dissipating, leaves
S: kind of smells like rubber, like fresh clean rubber not burning rubber, nice bready notes and a slight spice
T: begins with a slight lemon zest then moves into a great bready note which lingers on the palate long afterwards, i didnt see the banana peel and spice notes that that often see in other witbeers butt i think that helped this one to smooth right out, overall a delight to drink and infinitely drinkable
M: medium carbonation tingle which is slightly sharp but definitely brief, before backing off into a silky smooth taste which leaves the mouth feeling like there is a thin layer of foam on the mouth
O: the is most definitely the best witbeer out there, easily sessionable and yet so complex and delicious

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 00:12:23 | More by BigPlay1824
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-11-2012 21:48:28 | More by mikalveli
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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Fairly bright yellow with a 1/2 finger head that fades quickly. Fairly heavy carbonation.
S: Wow. Like walking into a Penzy's spice store that's attached to a bakery baking fresh bread. Tough to pin down anything specific but it's aromatic, complex and balanced.
T: Wheat and spices, with a crisp finish.
M: Light but crisp with pleasant light carbonation.
O: A great beer to drink as it starts to warm up for spring. Light yet complex. I wish it were distributed to Ohio.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2012 05:21:16 | More by ONUMello
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-10-2012 23:46:41 | More by lnanthony
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-10-2012 15:20:38 | More by JADanis
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-10-2012 02:08:30 | More by raythealeman
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New York

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

A: Swirled up to yield a cloudy, yellow, golden looking beer, with a creamy head.

S: Spicy, sweet, citrusy.

T: The same as the aroma, except now the coriander is coming through a bit on top of the yeast dimension. This has a nice sweet finish and is quite refreshing.

M: Light, crisp, medium high carbonation, drinkable.

O: This beer is greater than the sum of parts and is a very well made example of the style. Solid, no flaws and easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 00:26:56 | More by mattbk
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

04-10-2012 00:24:10 | More by joshwalt
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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a very clear light golden yellow color with a finger of white foam that recedes to a very thin film.

S: A strong wheaty aromas starts with a funky mustiness. Citrus, particularly lemon is in the background.

T: Similar to the aroma, wheat and citrus are out front. I now get a spiciness in the background that's quite nice.

M: Quite light with strong carbonation.

O: An easy drinking and funky wit. Quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 00:35:22 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-08-2012 21:20:03 | More by TravisD
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-08-2012 19:57:14 | More by duceswild
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-08-2012 17:39:16 | More by HefeRules
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

04-08-2012 02:16:09 | More by rderedin
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-08-2012 00:08:48 | More by gfx
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North Carolina

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

Served on tap at Cork City in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a very cloudy pale straw yellow in color with some light visible carbonation along the sides of the glass. The beer has a finger tall white head which quickly reduces to a thin layer covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: This beer smells like I expect and want a witbier to smell - lots of notes of banana + clove, along with some hints of lemon, and some Belgian yeast spiciness (maybe coriander).

T: The flavor of this beer follows the aroma, starting with a light wheat flavored body with some banana + clove. Next you get the citrus (more like an orange rind) and a little lemon. Finally the beer finishes with the spicy Belgian yeast (coriander and pepper) and a very light bitterness that does not linger very long).

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Almost fizzy.

O: Very refreshing and super easy to drink, this beer reminds of summers watching baseball and grilling in the yard. This is a great summer session beer and a very nice example of the style. I have had this beer many times and likely will continue to have it regularly this summer as well.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2012 12:11:21 | More by dbrauneis
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

04-07-2012 11:10:41 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

04-07-2012 08:16:15 | More by StoicBeast
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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

04-06-2012 17:58:27 | More by Celtics76
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
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