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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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4,461 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,461
Reviews: 1,306
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 333
Gots: 675 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

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.
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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

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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.

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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.

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A - Hazy lemon gold with a bright white head.

S - Subtle aroma of fresh lemon, banana, and yeast.

T - Lemon citrus, clove, spices, and yeast are the highlights here. Has a slightly sweet malt backbone. Nice grainy finish with some more yeast. Very nice.

M - Smooth and refreshing, light bodied. Good carbonation.

O - Took me awhile to get around to this one, and it does not disappoint. A highly satisfying and drinkable witbier.

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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
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