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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,748 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,748
Reviews: 1,246
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 228
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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Ratings: 3,748 | Reviews: 1,246 | Display Reviews Only:
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-14-2011 23:04:49 | More by Elfastball7
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DocDownUnder

Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-14-2011 22:51:49 | More by DocDownUnder
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fmccormi

New York

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 22:34:19 | More by fmccormi
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EmmetD

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-14-2011 22:05:24 | More by EmmetD
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 21:56:06 | More by Adamostella
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 21:16:56 | More by djrn2
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BelgianDip

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-14-2011 20:35:25 | More by BelgianDip
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 19:12:05 | More by Hessian257
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-14-2011 18:10:50 | More by TEAMHOLT
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

11-14-2011 16:16:08 | More by celticfutblclub
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

11-14-2011 15:53:41 | More by thebouch01
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 15:41:10 | More by bpfrush
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cfurnari

California

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-14-2011 14:49:40 | More by cfurnari
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

11-14-2011 14:45:33 | More by justintcoons
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-14-2011 14:27:55 | More by Lawnboy33
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

11-14-2011 13:43:42 | More by sideshowe
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beerme411

California

5/5  rDev +20.5%

11-14-2011 08:06:19 | More by beerme411
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

11-14-2011 07:16:40 | More by Jspriest
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VICVALLIN

Texas

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

bought a 4-pack from the spec's in downtown houston. i've been trying for awhile to find a good wit and this is by far my favorite. everything about it was perfect. the color, the smell, the mouthfeel, and the aftertaste. just a really crisp and refreshing beer, perfect for a hot south texas day, which is pretty much everyday.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 09:53:50 | More by VICVALLIN
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into tulip

A: very hazy yellow. a white plume sits on top. i expected head retention to be a little better on this wit. O.K. lacing.

S: orange and lemon peel. coriander. fresh crushed black pepper. a little bit of lightly toasted grain under the spices.

T: the citrus is gentle, but remains with the drink throughout. virtually no hops on the tastebuds. a bready yeasty character as well. finish is definitely lemony.

M: i expected a bit more fizz out of this wit. light body.

D: easily acquired and well-known wit. my biggest complaints are the head retention and carbonation level, which are nit-picky things to be dissecting. overall a solid thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 21:31:06 | More by Jimmys
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osusullins

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is not my favorite style, however this is a good example of the style. I prefer this to alot of the more common/popular versions of this style.

Nose is soft, some citrus, some spice.

Comes across as a nice spicy heffe. My palate is pulling coriander and something else that I can't quite put my finger on. This is a good beer, but nothing that I could drink on a regular basis.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2011 04:46:33 | More by osusullins
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap many, many times. Pours a hazy light yellow color with a small head that quickly recedes. Almost no lacing. Aroma is that of funky/earthy notes as well as undertones of spices and citrus. Taste has a fair amount of spice with light citrus. Very drinkable...does not stay on the palate long.

Light-bodied with moderate carbonation. This is a staple brew for me though I don't drink it as much as I used to because I've been expanding on my tastings. Still, this beer is just so drinkable and clean...I always enjoy it.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2011 23:42:38 | More by MsRif
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tony223366

California

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From my beer journal. Reviewed on May 16, 2011.

A: Straw yellow and very cloudy with a decent amount of sediment on the bottom. Light head quickly fizzled away.

S: Slight sulfury smell with some distinct spices. A nice amount of lemon.

T: Definitely tastes like a spice filled Hefeweizen. Maybe coriander? A nice citrus with a slightly bitter finish.

M: Light and crisp

O: This beer surprised me. There was certainly a lot going on and a lot to like. This style was enjoyable but to be honest this was my first of this style so I really need to check out more to find out why this is as good as everyone says.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 06:46:48 | More by tony223366
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Crossmd

Virginia

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

Poured 48 degrees into a mint julep glass. No born date.

Pours a orangish-straw with an opaque haze. 2 finger white head dissipates

Smells of a faint yeast with a touch of lemon zest and maybe some coriander. Not intensely well projected.

Fills the palate and floods it with a subtly refined and elegant layer of wheat, spice and a hint of the lemon suggested in the nose. Maybe some banana? Mouthfeel is lightly effervescent, good structural support.

Overall, Robust and substantially heavier than I was expecting for a wheat beer. So elegant though, and so refined. It's. Ike meeting a beautiful woman at a gala for the first time, dressed in white. For whatever reason, this beer gives me such imagery. Couldnt tell you why, but I'm calling it a good thing. Not even going to think about buying this again.

93.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 21:38:49 | More by Crossmd
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mactrail

Washington

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

Just a touch of malt and fairly sharp in flavor. Spice is quite apparent and provides a fair amount of bitterness along with the hops. Quite refreshing.

Scent is of the ocean and a touch of mustiness. Quite lovely in the tulip, plenty of head and streams of lacing down the glass. Pleasant mouthfeel. Very light and on the dry side.

I'd want to taste a few of these classic Wits together to see what really sets the apart. This one seems a little less mellow and more tart, so it might be just the thing for a big Oktoberfest stein.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2011 04:14:34 | More by mactrail
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,748 ratings.