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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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4,213 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,213
Reviews: 1,267
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 264
Gots: 462 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Brushkanna, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

moonchyldcrab82, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of JerseyKirk
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1/2 finger white head that cleared quick. Could be the way the bar cleans there glassware. Straw colored and unfiltered haze from wheat proteins. Looks like a hazy lemonade. Unnaturally yellow.

S: belgian yeast phenolics, bitterness, banana, wheat beer.

T: nice biscuty, bready malt flavor, small noble hop finish and smooth.

M: nice medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: good beer but overrated. The carbonation wasn't nearly as much as needed to create a nice creamy wit beer head. Also no corriander or orange peel taste. Would drink if on special.

JerseyKirk, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure how this happened, but I found 3 bottles @ wegmans in the mix & match section... when allagash pulled out of upstate years ago.

The beer is a cloudy honey yellow with ample effervescence and lacing. It smells like fruit and honey, absolutely decadent. The taste is no different, with a wheat sweetness and yeast fruit character pulling this beer up to world class witbier status. This is definitely not gluten free. There is nothing strange or unexpected with the mouthfeel compared to how well the beer has done thus far. Honey and citrus fruits predominate my palate. Overall this was an incredible find and I'm glad to have grabbed a few to both cook with and sip on. It's definitely well received by those helping me drink it.

ThePorterSorter, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of danielp215
4/5  rDev -3.6%

danielp215, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of jmblur
1/5  rDev -75.9%

jmblur, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Peyton5410
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Peyton5410, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of AJD1201
3/5  rDev -27.7%

AJD1201, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of MareInfinitus
5/5  rDev +20.5%

MareInfinitus, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

KAF, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

itsmejp5, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

cbyrd4088, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is mildly hazy and appears a straw yellow color. The head is pure white and measures nearly an inch thick, leaving a sheet of lacing in its wake.

The aroma offers wheat, grass, lemons, spice, malt. Appealing.

The flavor is heavily spiced, with coriander out front. Residual lemon zest and floral notes. Lingering hop bitterness. Pretty dry. Saison-like characteristics. Complex. The balance favors the spices a bit much for me, but this is consistent with the style, so no real complaints there.

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Zesty.

Overall, a solid beer and good example of the style. Another winner from Allagash.

Huhzubendah, Jan 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

bennway, Jan 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Hoppaholic, Jan 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Auror, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of Ommy
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale-golden and cloudy, and got a nice whiff of something I can't exactly place, but it smells amazing. Smells like a funky hop but sweet.

The taste has a sort of spice to it, and it's delicious! The hop is a bit skunky, but not too overpowering which I like for this style. This is a very different witbier than I'm used to, but I like it.

I love the hop flavor mixed with the funkyness, and the mouthfeel is crisp and clean, as expected from the style.

Overall this beer is an awesome beer that is new tasting, and I feel it is able to be had many times while discovering new things about it.

Ommy, Jan 24, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.9%

bmcduff2, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of mscudder
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A cloudy yellow, nice and pleasant

S- Little citrus, mostly wheat

T- Excellent carbonation, strong wheat & yeast. A great wheat beer if it suits your fancy.

M- Incredibly light, leaves a fantastic fresh aftertaste

O- A classic beer as an alternative for those not acclimated with craft brews. To me this is the best "light" beer I have had.

mscudder, Jan 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

seeswo, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Acho
4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Came in a four pack of stubby brown bottles, for 8,99$ in Windham, ME. Worth it. What a beer, this would make me proud if I were American, even more if I were a Mainer. Pretty beer, sexy head and awesome body. A smell that is reminiscent of the best of Belgian Witbiers, and a taste that will not let you down, and a mouthfeel according to the levels of this taste and smell. Smooth and not as light as it seems. Worth every single penny I payed of this four pack. Legendary.

Acho, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Frankzilla, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

jskennedy, Jan 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Massbmx, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

djb277, Jan 21, 2012
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,213 ratings.