Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,313
Reviews: 1,276
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 276
Gots: 514 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Prime 16 into a 40cl Allagash goblet.

A: Appropriately opaque pale orange body topped by a finger of dense, creamy ecru head. Great retention, solid lace. Perfect looking Witbier, and the proper glassware really seals the deal.

S: Citrus really stands out, with orange peel leading the way and lemon backing it up. Some cleanly tart wheat malt underlies the bright fruit. Very nice, but a touch subdued.

T: Spicier and maltier than the nose, with the citrus moved to a supporting role. Quite balanced, with an exceedingly clean finish - almost too clean, as the flavors are nice enough that I'd rather they stick around better. Still, nothing short of excellent.

M: Fairly light, quite frothy. Solid.

O: This might be my favorite Witbier out there - it doesn't go overboard with the adjuncts, but instead presents the full range of classic flavors in a balanced, hugely refreshing package. Dependably great.


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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After a very forceful pour, there is a very big, bubbly head that quickly receded and coated the glass. This witbier was straw-yellow in color and very cloudy.
The aroma wafting from this beer was very bright and inviting. There is a beautiful marriage between lemon and orange notes. As the beer warmed, new fruit esters of pear and apple entered into the smell.
From the first sip to the last mouthful, Allagash White is very flavorful. The flavor profile is dominated by lemon and banana. After the initial banana and lemon notes, pepper notes and faint pear began to appear with the taste adding a very nice complexity.
As a beer lover of silky or viscous body, I think the mouthfeel of Allagash White is its best quality. The slightly chewiness lead to a medium body with the appropriate amount of carbonation, moderate.
Allagash White could quite possibly be the best flagship beer in New England. I know some people gravitate to Pretty Things' Jack D'Or or to Smuttynose IPA, but this beer can definitely stand up to any flagship contenders. Its 5%ABV and pleasant taste make Allagash White great for any time throughout the year.

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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,313 ratings.