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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

4,356 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,356
Reviews: 1,281
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 293
Gots: 549 | 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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Photo of feeger22
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Martelljw2
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyI
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
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 anthony23cippy
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kendollkaff
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HaydenP
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NHbeerfishing
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Joe_Kells
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingston213
4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JGam115
4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
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 Ela
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drknight
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
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 SunOfOsiris
4.89/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of xchgr
3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
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 jmartinger
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kw_pip
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
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 BoogsAndBohs
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tvljr
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thehardwoodsessions
4.93/5  rDev +18.8%
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)

Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 4,356 ratings.