Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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4,604 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,604
Reviews: 1,337
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 379
Gots: 842 | 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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Ratings: 4,604 | Reviews: 1,337
Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the Cafe Rustica in Richmond.
The was a hard beer to review for me because I haven't had any in this style in quite some time. It was a very pale and cloudy yellow with a white head that clinged too the pint glass as I drank it. Very mild aromas, mild fruit and floral hints (not what I would describe as "fruity") and blended flavors, very good feel. Finishes with a low level hop bitter that fades quickly. Crisp and light, could easily drink these in multiples.

Photo of BeerConny
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite white beer so far. Great refresher in the summer or after a hard day at work. The spices in this are unlike any other white beer i have had. This Is a beer almost everyone can enjoy.

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Citrusy and spice like notes with a light body. Very good!

Photo of PGD120
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into jelly glass
Appearance.: light golden hazy color with a bright white 1 finger head.
Smell: wheat and coriander with a little lemon.
Taste: really bright flavor, coriander notes with yeast and wheat. Slight lemon citrus lingering flavor and some banana
Mouth feel: light body with lingering carbination.
Overall: just a really solid American witte. Really refeshing solid beer.

Photo of spidermite
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

poured a beautiful hazy gold with a 1 1/2 of head that settled into magnificent patches.

I could smell the wheat wrapped in coriander right away.

It tasted wonderful that awesome coriander, citrus, bread, and something I cant properly pin-down (nutmeg?). Along with a perfectly attuned fruity esters.

mouth feel was somewhat champagne-like, Though I only noticed after my wife mentioned it, so perhaps it was just power of suggestion.

Photo of JohnnyI
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to a tall decorative tulip glass, the foam reaches 3 fingers high with a rocky white top. Exceptional lacing adorns this straw yellow wit, a fitting touch for such a good looking brew. It is remarkably hazy & totally opaque, in spite of the pale color. The scent is intoxicating, rivaling some of its finest German and Belgian brethren. Banana-like esters, coriander and clove play against a sourdough bread bouquet. Very mildly sweet, with flavors of banana candy, peppered clove, and some tart lemon citrus on the back end. Grains of wheat, orange citrus and some tangy, dry bitterness in the finish. The beer is surprisingly creamy due to the zesty carbonation and unfiltered goodness. However, the body is moderate, so it remains refreshing. This one went down in record time. It's just fantastic. Wits are typically not my proverbial cup of tea, but this one holds its own against any style. It remains true to form while imparting its own distinct character. I love to come back to this after some hearty double stouts or rich porters, to remind myself that bold flavor comes in many forms. If you're in to wheat beers at all, you have to try this. If you're not, you still have to try this.

Photo of Barnoloid
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A classic. One of the first beers I got into to veer further into craft territory, and one I recommend to many others coming into it. Hazy, unfiltered on the pour with a creamy head. Lemon and fresh cut grass on the nose, with a tangy lemon curd feel on the backend.

Photo of JGam115
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If you're skeptical of Belgians, try this Wit. Bready deliciousness

Photo of FFreak
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Le Belvedere in Newport, VT. Hazy orange-yellow with a finger of pure white head that slowly dissipates. Citrus and spice in aroma and taste. Slightly thin mouth. Overall, and enjoyable but not exceptional wheat beer.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Belgian tulip at Tryon Public House

Creamy white head a finger thick. Pale golden liquid with a it of a hazy look. 4.5

Smells of banana, clove and lemon. Sweet malt rounds things out. 4.25

A zesty, spicy wheat flavor joins sweet banana and clove to make a pretty great beer. 4

Bubbly, lively mouthfeel from the yeast and carbonation, but the body is full, creamy and smooth. Finishes semi-dry with a touch of tartness. 4

Classic tasty brew.

Photo of kw_pip
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly sour taste as an honest ode to the German hefeweizen. Good spiced flavor. Good body.

Photo of thehardwoodsessions
4.92/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

this is my go-to beer. Clear, light amber hues, light, inviting bubbles, beautiful and peaked head (pour after pour, every time)

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy straw with a white head that fades to leave plenty of lace.

Smell: Belgian yeast, faint spice and citrus.

Taste: Yeast is up front and dominant throughout. Spice and citrus. Wheat malt.

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness and carbonation.

Overall: Very polished Belgian Wheat beer. Feels light, but still has substantial flavors.

Photo of HattedClassic
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice white bubbly head that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is a hazy lemon yellow that you can somewhat see through.

The beer smell is very citrusy with some wheat and spice notes. The citrus notes smell like a little bit of lemon with orange rind. The spice notes consist of coriander. The wheat notes also give it a slightly sweet smell.

The beer taste is similar to the smell. However, the citrus notes are more orange and lemon than orange rind. The coriander and wheat are also much stronger in the taste than the smell and gives it a spicier and sweeter taste.

The beer mouthfeel is very good. The beer leaves a nice lightly dry and refreshed mouth. The body itself is pretty light and very smooth with a bit of carbonation to give it some texture.

Overall, this beer is very good and definitely recommended for others, especially, if you're looking for something light that isn't hoppy. The beer is very refrshing and makes for a good mid-afternoon break.

Photo of bmeehan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Very good.

Photo of ronricorossi
4/5  rDev -3.6%

A classic. A go-to session beer for easy drinking, for those who aren't into drinking 10% bombs, or for those who aren't into crazy and unexpected flavors.

Photo of jercasper
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Love this outstanding beer. The Allagash White lacks a bit of the carmel flavor that I love in other beers, and is a bit on the sweet side. You can't go wrong with this amazing brew!

Photo of TimZebGir
3.9/5  rDev -6%

A: (3/3) Unbelievably crystal clear almost colorless light yellow produces gigantic foamy head. After yeast swish, so much fun watching it cascade through the head and into the beer below.
S: (9/12) Coriander and black pepper pair well with the strong wheat aromas
T: (16/20) Decidedly light flavor profile. A good contrast to a fin du monde--similar profile but that guy smashes you over the head with wheat. If I focus, I can taste a similar balance of the spices above, though.
M: (4/5) Medium carbonation. A little bit of heft to the body for a wit but otherwise spot-on for style. Little dryness on the finish.
O: (7/10) I want more. Simply put this is a weak beer. It’s good, don’t get me wrong. Just weak. Now, having said that, this is a witbier, not a hefeweizen, certainly not a dunkelweizen, so I can’t fault it for that. It has a little bit of that “artificially sweetened” flavor that turns me off from other spiced or fruity beers, but otherwise it’s solid.
39/50

Photo of AMareng4
4.92/5  rDev +18.6%

Great light beer

Photo of Tbone2131
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Being a fan of wheat beer I bought this hoping it lived up to the hype, and it definitely did! A must have for those who like a great wheat beer.

Photo of MikefromNYC
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

ASTMO

A for Appearance:
Standard clear white look that's to be expected of this type of beer

S for Smell:
Floral, fruit, pleasant

T for Taste:
Starchy, corn, grain, wheat

M for Mouthfeeel:
Smooth goes down easy light and tasty

O for Overall:
Nawt bad :)

Photo of moviedawg
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

great witbier and one that really exemplifies the style. This is a heavily spiced beer- the spices are easily the most dominant part of the flavor in this one. It's not bad, but it takes some getting used to. Would recommend.

Photo of Gajo74
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light honey and blond color, with little head but good retention that remains as a thin white lace throughout.Look is also hazy. Fruity smell that reminds me of peaches. Taste is malty, spicy, fruity, bready, with a very smooth finish. There is little to no hops bitterness. Feel is light bodied with a medium carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. A very fine wheat beer that I will definitely buy again.

Photo of Jimmyc5723
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

My personal favorite beer. Very sessional. Can be paired with basic ally any type of food. Great flavor and body.

Photo of gbarbee
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably one of the best American Belgian Style beers I have had the pleasure to drink. Went very well with my fish dinner.

Appearance: Clear honey to orange color and pours with a white foam top.
Smell: Banana, fruit, and clean earth.
Taste: Complex with two distinct tastes that I enjoyed. Initially, yeast, mild hops, and fruit. Then a light spice aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Light and carbonated
Drinkability: A very smooth beer with a great complexity. Goes good with salmon. I will definitely add this beer to my rotation list.

Serving type: bottle

Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
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