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:
1
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3.88/5  rDev -5.8%

Thanks 302BeerGuy!!!

Appearance (4.25) : this one pours a beautiful creamy three fingered head with a yellow pineapple hazy body. Opacity is about 90%. The head is really fluffy and stays a long time. I'm liking this already.

Aroma (3.75) : Rich honey and coriander; wheat, banana creme, and quiet notes of orange peel. Bouquet is medium strength. Smells like a wit!

Taste (3.75) : Mmmmm. Delicious...with some caveats. First, the bad : It's got a bit of a tinny character to it, with some sour wheat and biscuit malt mixed in, doesn't seem to pair well with the style or the rest of the beer. Now, the good : after the initial tin man start, you get a delicious creamy wit flavor with orange, banana, and spiced wheat. It's flavorful, spicy, and a little dry at the finish. Some sour biscuit malts are left lingering on the palate.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Very carbonated for a wit. It's unusually refreshing, but it detracts from the otherwise creamy beauty that is in the nature of witbiers. The finish is drier than any wit I've tried. It's the anti-hero wit.

Overall (3.88) : It's not the "world class" beer I was expecting...that title still goes to Hoegaarden. This is a worthy option, though, and as I've said before, I'll never turn down a wit (unless it's Wasatch's offering). This one is different from the fold in that it's drier on the finish and it has some negative tin and biscuit flavors roaming around in there. Overall not a bad beer and one to enjoy in pleasure.

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One of my absolute favorites. Pours a hazy orange/ yellow with a thick fizzy head. The smell is full of sweet fruits like banana and toasted bread. The taste is great with a lot of herb flavors mixing with the more traditional staples. I always find this beer to be refreshing and very tasty.

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