Allagash White | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash WhiteAllagash White
BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
Ratings:
5,276
Reviews:
1,378
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
Wants:
479
Gots:
1,386
For Trade:
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Ratings: 5,276 |  Reviews: 1,378
Photo of _thatgregguy
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of gobseulmuhri
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from a bottle to a wine tumbler.

pours a golden white. clearer than I expected for a Belgian brew, but it's Gina enough of a haze to let you know its got some yeast content

I got a one finger head with decent retention, but nothing to write home about.

the nose is a mix of citrus wheat and Belgian yeast as expected. light and refreshing.

taste matches the nose. it's light and bright with the right amount of Belgian yeasty favors to remind you that this a of a refined vein of witbeers.

mouthfeel is light and crisp. this one is perfect for a hot summery night. too bad it's 60 degrees right now. would enjoy this more so in hotter weather hanging outside by a fireplit.

not as impressive as I hoped but holds its own weight. if you want a high end summer brew this has your name written all over it. but as for me, this is only marginally better than some of. the other mass produced summer favorites. don't think I'd get it again. bit then again I'm jot a big fan of Belgian wits to begin with. to be fair though, this is still a pretty good beer.

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Photo of EPICAC
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale, straw with a creamy white head that recedes to a thin film leaving patchy lace.

Smell: Smells like a Wit. There are fruity notes of bananas and citrus, with grainy wheat, pepper and coriander.

Taste: Crisp wheat flavors are present throughout. The center is fruity with a nice tart citrus flavor and mild bananas. The finish is yeasty and spicy with notes of pepper and clove. The bitterness is low.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, moderate carbonation, with a lightly dry finish.

Drinkability: Crisp and refreshing.

Overall: A nice drinkable witbier, not my favorite, but solid.

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Photo of TroyE219
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jharmon
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Eddiehop
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kraken
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes while on vacation in Myrtle Beach.

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Firm pour yields 1 inch of bright white head with ample staying power, however no lace to speak of. Coloration was a very pale cloudy yellow.

Nose - Belgian yeast, very strong clove. Banana esters make themselves firmly known, along with faint black pepper.

Taste- Clove and banana shine through as dominant. Very smooth and easy to drink. Faintly sweet, with a peppery finish.

Mouthfeel- Clean, smooth, dry finish.

Drinkability- Very high, on a hot day this is great

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Photo of Dewey0603
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy light orange/yellow with a medium white foamy head. The smell is full of wheat,cloves,banana, and lemon. The taste has coriander,clove,pepper,banana,bread yeast, and lemon zest. A sublte flavor that is very good. The m/f is light with the many flavors mixing masterfully. An excellant beer from one of the top breweries in America.

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Photo of Denzo
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joezak5
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured into a Duvel sniffter; a pure clean gold turned cloudy gold-orange by the yeast. Two finger pure white head with good lacing.

Smell: Crisp and yeasty and grassy.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and lively with high carbonation.

Taste: Crispy spicy and yeasty, excellent wheat grain action with nice citrusy finish.

Drinkability: An excellent thrist quencher or session beer.

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Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swhitt
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'll drink this one whenever I'm in the mood for a white ale. It's not my favorite style, but Allagash does a damn good job with this. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Looks like your standard white ale with a lacy head. The perfect 110 degrees-and-I-need-a-beer beer.

The smell of this one is interesting - as the bottle says, this is a spicy beer. There's some lemon in there too which adds a great dimension to the brew. You know it's going to be refreshing before you take your first sip.

Taste wise, it's very crisp. In small amounts, its very lemony. A larger sip brings out the other, spicy flavors. Theres a bit of orange peel in there too. As I said before, I'm not a big fan of the white ales but this is quite tasty.

I'm not sure I would drink a bunch of these at once, but for those hot summer days this would be perfect. Drinkability would be a bit higher if I was more of a fan of this style.

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Photo of edsandillo
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemama76
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 21Maestro8
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wknight167
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apearance - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a white 1 finger head that quickly fades to a crown. Slight lacing.

Nose- Lots of lemon, some coriander and wheat with just a hint of clove.

Palate- Refreshing wheat with a definite coriander skew. Lemon is present in the palate as well as orange.

Mouthfeel- On the low side of medium bodied and fairly heavily carbonated

Drinkability- I could easily drink more than a few of these on a hot day.

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Photo of cmf
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of benloho
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of agelles
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bassmantin
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice bright cloudy yellow with a volatile while head that clings desperately to the glass.

Smells of tangy Belgian malts. I'm intrigued. Taste is a bit dry up front and finishes with a fairly subtle mellowness. A bit watered down, but not too much. Still pretty flavorful.

Overall, it tastes like they took a great Belgian beer and watered down a little bit. The flavors are interesting, but they are not intense enough.

Still a good offering for their standard.

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Photo of mmellow12
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morebeergood
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint of Allagash White last week at a local restaurant. The color was banana yellow, and this is one of the cloudiest beers you will ever have. The smell was of spice and lemon. As for taste, this is one of my favorite witbiers made in the US. I have not found one American brewer who has made a better version. The citrus and spice notes are present with every sip. Highly drinkable. A great session beer, or an excellent beer to have with a meal. This is my favorite Allagash brew.

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Photo of C3likesbeer
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Pale yellow with some haze typical of a wheat beer. Thin head that leaves some nice lace.

S- Bread, some spice. Perhaps clove or coriander. Slight citrus or lemon.

T- Nice refreshing warm weather beer. Citrus spice and refreshing.

O- Solid wheat beer.

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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 5,276 ratings.
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