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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash WhiteAllagash White

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4,143 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,143
Reviews: 1,259
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 254
Gots: 424 | 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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Ratings: 4,143 | Reviews: 1,259 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Beerchaeology, Mar 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Travisurfin247, Mar 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

cgise22, Mar 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

tenacioustomato, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of jawneyt
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

jawneyt, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of divineaudio
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, weizen glass. thanks to vladieu2 for the opportunity!

a - pours a cloudy goldenrod shade with a finger or so of dense, foamy, bright white head. retention is good, calming to a thin cap and lasting for the rest of the glass. leaves thick chunks of lacing in the glass as well.

s - standard clove/banana with additional tart funky notes. lemon, coriander.

t - light cereal grain malt character, slightly toasty. notes of spice and lemon, with a light, funky bitterness for balance. finishes spicy and slightly sticky.

m - medium body with adequate carbonation. finer co2 profile but still feels a bit prickly on the tongue.

o - a solid beer overall and enjoyable, especially on this unseasonably warm march evening. maybe lacking the depth and complexity of some of it's european counterparts. not a huge wheat beer fan but i'd certainly pick up more of this if allagash didn't pull out of michigan.

divineaudio, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of Archemedies
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Archemedies, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of EagleTalon
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a generous head and ample lacing with the pour/swirl/pour method. Cloudy yellow. Aroma is heavy on the spice with the lemony/peppery coriander coming in over all others. Flavor is tang and spicy with a soft malt and wheat finish that leaves behind the spice. Mouthfeel is light-medium, really nice for the style--not too gassy. Overall a tasty beer for those who are into the coriander side of things in witbier.

EagleTalon, Mar 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

mweso2000, Mar 19, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

justinbrown, Mar 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Walkinbeauty, Mar 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

spelletier, Mar 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

ScottyC54, Mar 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

JMCrocker, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of monique
3.38/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yummy is the only word to description of this beer.

It was poured nicely & looked great.

The smell and taste were clean & crisp and went very nicely with my veggie sandwich. It also was great as a after lunch drink. Even the one who brewed himself thought that it was a nice refreshing beer for spring & thought it might be paired well with cheesem

monique, Mar 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Cnorrisl, Mar 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

KyleBatten, Mar 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

xmuerte, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale, straw-yellow. Head was thin, and lacing minimal (although the bartender may be to blame, since a Hefeweizen poured the same evening had only a meager head instead of the expected tower).

S: Lemon-grass. White pepper. And wheat. In that order.

T: Tart and dry up front. The citrus flavors of lemon and orange really stand out. There's a little pepper and coriander mixed in. Wheat is certainly there, but appears later, with the semi-dry and bitter finish. The flavor doesn't linger long.

M: Medium dry, without much carbonation.

O: Quite good among the Witbiers. It would be a close competition with Hoegaarden, but I'd give Allagash a slight edge.

TappaKeggaBrew, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

mitchellaneous, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

brokenbranches, Mar 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

fdig23, Mar 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

valdieu2, Mar 15, 2012
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle to Allagash tulip. Batch 2351. Sampled 10/30/11.

A: On the pour, more than 3 fingers of bright white foamy head rises quickly to just above the glass's rim, stops, and does not budge for quite some time. The body is light in color, a sunny shade of yellow and lightly milky. Perfectly patterned lace sticks to the glass as the frothy head deflates.

S: Grainy with an adequate wheat presence. Hops provide some citrusy zest, as well as some grassy herbal-ness. Yeast character is high and gives off scents of earthy must. The right amount of spice. Lightly soapy. The nose is as complex as a straight Witbier can be.

T: Light lemony sweetness is countered by dry orange peel, coupled with a modest hop presence to add the right amount of bitterness. Sweet and spice. Banana, ginger, clove and coriander. Lightly dusty. Flavor lasts long and is lightly sweet.

M: Medium full with a thick, creamy texture. At this point in the review, the carbonation is on the softer side of average - probably because of the 'hop' etching on the bottom of the Allagash tulip.

O: It's no wonder why so many consider this beer to be the benchmark American-made Witbier. Rated to style or otherwise - brewed in Belgium or not - this beer is fantastic.

FeDUBBELFIST, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a pale cloudy yellow with a big, fine white head and lacing. Very nice looking. Light aroma of wheat and Belgian wheat beer spicing. A hit of sulphur at first. Taste is great, wheat, yeast, clove and a hint of lemon. Finishes a bit sweet, without the residual spice astringency in many wheat beers. A very nice, pleasant witbeer. Hope to try again.

LiquidAmber, Mar 14, 2012
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,143 ratings.