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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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4,361 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,361
Reviews: 1,282
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 295
Gots: 553 | 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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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In a pint glass (also had in a tulip, not mine, thanx Brian):

A: hazy straw yellow color with a small fizzy head that doesn't last long, lacing speckles the sides of the glass

S: light citrus, clove and coriander

T: spicey through the previously mentioned flavors with some added malty wheat, lemon and yeastiness

M: light to medium, fairly drinkable leaving a peppery aftertaste and finish

O: it seems to be getting better numbers every time I come back to this, still not 100% sold on this one, but it still fits the style.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A perfectly clear, pale golden pour. Decent white head that's reasonably sticky. Fades slowly.

S: Lots of wheat, plus coriander and lemons. Some banana from the yeast. A hint of peppery spice. Refreshing smell.

T: Super smooth wheaty base up front and throughout. Lemon/pepper kick in the middle. Clean, crisp finish. Relatively simple but perfectly executed. Refreshing smell and even more refreshing taste.

M: Light but not watery, smooth, clean and crisp.

O: Top of the witbier category for me. Flavors are well defined but perfectly balanced. Super drinkable. As perfect a witbier as I've ever had.

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a pale hazy yellow with lots of carbonation activity. 1 finger rocky white head.

S: Clean wheat smell with light hints of banana, spices (perhaps pepper/cloves) and lemon.

T: Very clean here with light banana and spices into a lemony zest with spices on the finish.

M: Creamy body with fizzy carbonation.

O: Despite my ratings, I have to give this a 4. There are a lot of other great beers in this category that are either cheaper, or edge this out in flavor. It's just too pricey for me to consider picking up again.

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

Pours a cloudy orangish yellow with an off white head that fades down to a fluffy lacing.

Smell is of citrus, yeast and some spice

It has a light body with hints of citrus, orange and yeast

Nice carbonation and a dry spicy finish

Big thanks to Jerz for this one

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - An orange-tinted yellow, with small half-finger white head. As cloudy as it gets! Fantastic, almost uniform lacing.

S - Strong hints of citrus mix in the nose with faint spices and a fresh light wheat scent. Yeast as well. Smells refreshing, if that's possible.

T - A nice light refreshing flavor. The spice is a faint coriander, while the citrus is a nice orange hint, and complimentary in nature. Some grassy and a bit tangy in the finish. Somewhat complex and balanced.

MF - Smooth, drinkable, ample carbonation that spikes towards the end, not unpleasantly. Light-medium in body.

O - Not terribly familiar with the style, but this beer is smooth, drinkable, tasty, and looks nice. I enjoyed it. Some of the best lacing I've seen yet as well.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy hazy yellowish orange, smells delicious. Lots of citrus and coriander. The taste is nice and citrusy, lots of orange flavor. Leaves a nice 2 finger head. One of the best Belgian style witbiers I've had. Can't wait to have some again to do a proper review, I did this off of memory.

Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,361 ratings.