White | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,811
Reviews:
1,421
Ratings:
5,521
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
516
Gots:
1,539
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,521 |  Reviews: 1,421
Photo of mj24053
3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harrierpotter
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npolachek
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours straw yellow with good head. Smells of yeast and spices with a hoppy pilsner taste. Big flavor profile with cloves, hops, and wheat.

Solid belgian beer.

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Photo of Mattias
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jjl329
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crobinso
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a glowing and cloudy deep straw with 2 fingers of white, moderately lived, tightly foamed head that leaves some thin, wispy rings of lace. Aroma is yeast, coriander, grassy hops, hints of lemon and a little phenolic mustiness similar to that of a rubber band. Taste is wheat bready malt, yeast, coriander, lemon, some orange with pepper and dried grass hops in the finish. A slight "Band-Aide" phenolic taste is also presnet. Grassy hop bitterness and lemon, orange in the aftertaste. Refreshing but a bit heavy on the carbonation.

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Photo of KMcGrath
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trapp2424
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tried it in Portland ME while there for a few days and had it on draft. Wanted to like it but too spicy for me, can't quite put my finger on it but it must be the coriander in it that my palate didn't care for.

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Photo of hokieguy95
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rockhead
3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mase8
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a foggy straw with two fingers of white foam. Head retention is good. Aroma yeast, herbal, spicey, dry hops with pilsner, wheaty, bready, toasty malts. Big aroma. Flavor profile is orange, yeast esters, clove, and wheaty, bready, toasty malts. Classically Belgian, clean wheat. Mouth feel is medium-thick, with a fuzzy, velvety, lightly grainy texture. Overall, a good, solid wheaty Belgian beer. It drinks smooth, with a lingering presence from the yeast.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of chitoryu12
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look: Extremely pale and hazy yellow, almost like lemonade. Huge white head, easily 3 fingers even after having some foam scraped off to fill the glass.

Smell: Gentle citrus, bitterness that comes across as bitter orange more than hops. Light wheat malt.

Taste: Mild bitter orange and wheat. A sweet biscuit aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness, mild carbonation.

Overall: Very quaffable and subtle.

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Photo of mike22ne
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kcrumle18
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy medium yellow with a well retained one inch white head that leaves good lacing. Smells and tastes of orange, wheat, yeast, cloves, lemon, spices and a slightly earthy quality. Light bodied (in a good way), moderate carbonation, smooth mouth feel. Overall an excellent example of the style and extremely drinkable.

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Photo of Bluesfolk19
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chiefz1
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matthewbrown324
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kdouble
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeschaefer
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wolverine0712
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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White from Allagash Brewing Company
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