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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,035 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,035
Reviews: 1,252
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 252
Gots: 391 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ErrandWolfe, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A-cloudy yellow with a thin white head

S-slightly tangy Belgian whites. Lot of lemony citrus. Medium strength

T-comes in with a great taste of citrusy Belgian wheats. Extremely crisp! Lemon and corny grains. It's a good taste. High quality ingredients with a bold flavor.

M-crisp medium carbonation with a good crisp finish.

O-not sure if I can think of a better beer on a hot summer day. It's so refreshing, quite amazing for a witbier. Definitely much better than the others I've had. 

AdamBear, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of bensbeers
3.05/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass.

Had a thick, foamy head; golden, hazy wheat color; moderate carbonation

Aroma was mostly spices; also sensed some wheat and orange when drinking

Taste was well-balanced; mostly wheat, but slightly hoppy finish; sweetness was similar to honey; found more oranges and hints of spice - coriander, nutmeg

Mouthfeel was refreshing and bubbly; left a taste of orange peel in the mouth

Overall, a crisp, satisfying beer. Great for a warm summer night, but flavors are warm and earthy enough to enjoy year-round.

I want to say that I had high expectations for this beer. After searching for it for months, I was a bit let down. Perhaps my expectations were too high, but it just didn't do it for me the way I thought it would. Personally, I like a wheat beer that packs a BIG citrus punch. But I guess that's why we're all on here.

Anyway, I'd still recommend as a solid witbier, and looking forward to trying some more beers from Allagash.

bensbeers, Jul 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

circus_cat, Jul 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

skiit13, Jul 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

millertime371, Jul 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

keianneli, Jul 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Duff27, Jul 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

SamG, Jul 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

thejordanc, Jul 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.9%

seth_paul, Jul 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jul 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

rolltide8425, Jul 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

NPiet0709, Jul 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Jason_Quad, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

hanlonrn, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pale straw. Slight haze. Very pale. Head is bright-white, fluffy and drops to a thin cap after a minute or so. Moderate carbonation pulls from the bottom. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Lemon, wheat, pale malts, and a mildly earthy yeast. Grassy. Sweetness in the back from the malts. Floral and bright. Mild touches of orange. Very mellow and easy.

Taste: Light powdery yeast. Mild lemon with a solid grassy backing. Touches of clove, cardamom, and a mild fruity sweetness. Slightly herbal and musty. Very mellow all around. Some pale malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Almost like seltzer. Very bright with a light body and higher carbonation. Super smooth with a hyper clean finish. A slight yeast/wheat bite at the end.

Overall: Amazingly easy to drink. Nice flavor. This is the ultimate wheat beer. Drink it, love it.

Goblinmunkey7, Jul 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Dizzy242, Jul 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

lmdengis, Jul 09, 2012
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milkbone_underwear, Jul 09, 2012
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jonphilipp, Jul 08, 2012
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Resuin, Jul 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

briandaube, Jul 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

jjohnston87, Jul 07, 2012
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,035 ratings.