Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #3
Ranked #3,913
4.16 | pDev: 11.54%
Monday at 02:55 AM
Jul 27, 2001
Notes: 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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4.25 by BTexpress from Georgia on Apr 29, 2022
4.27 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut on Apr 13, 2022
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5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ivanbrew

Hazy blonde color aroma of orange and lemon and perfect sweet and sour finish! Love it! Perfect with summer or spring!

Apr 13, 2022
4.25 by Marvicsin from California on Apr 09, 2022
4.25 by mvogt from Massachusetts on Apr 03, 2022
4.21 by clm9 from North Carolina on Apr 02, 2022
3.84 by not2quick from Missouri on Mar 31, 2022
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4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by Billbug

This is a remarkable beer. Well crafted and always one my favorites.

Mar 25, 2022
3.89 by Cdips from North Carolina on Mar 23, 2022
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4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Christianriveraaa

Look: very light yellow/ golden pour with light foam at the top.
Smell: light fruity smell with slight aroma of orange, maybe apricot with wheat.
Taste: Sweet fruity taste with hints of apricot, orange.
Feel: Medium bodied - no carbonation.
Overall: Very enjoyable beer! Will be buying again.

Feb 27, 2022
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4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Denverbeerman21

Pours yellow, hazy, like lemon juice, white head, some stays, citrus flavor, coriander, not strong, easy drinking, better than Blue Moon or Shock Top by a wide margin.

Feb 18, 2022
4 by ryand14 from Michigan on Feb 13, 2022
4.25 by Junior from Michigan on Jan 02, 2022
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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

12oz bottle

Pours about a finger of white head into a stemless wine glass. Retention isn’t anything special, but what head that does last is extremely frothy and sticky - the initial lacing looks lovely. Body is a cloudy yellow, with zero visibility. Looks quite nice so far.

Nose is first and foremost full of huge esters, clove, banana, and coriander. A touch of bready sweetness. Smells great.

Flavor is slightly watery at first, but there are some esters as the backbone - mostly clove, light fruitiness as well. Coriander. Not all that malty or bready. A nice touch of pepper comes out over time. Nice flavor, but not as much of a punch as some Wits have.

Carbonation is surprisingly light. Body is very smooth. A touch of sweetness, and a little dryness, well balanced. Bitterness is hard to differentiate from the spice, but there is a tiny bit. Nice mouthfeel.

Drinkability is great, it’s balanced and tasty.

Appearance turned out ok considering the lacing was hardly apparent, but I don’t think this is the cleanest glass so I will assume that would otherwise improve. Good looking beer other than that, so I will cut it a break.

Overall a nice example of the style, though slightly light on the flavor in some areas.

Dec 30, 2021
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jackflaps from Pennsylvania

Had on tap at Zeno's Pub, State College, Penna.

L: Hazy, very dark golden, with good lacing in the head.
S: Not much at first tbh, but as it warms it opens up. Mostly orange peel at first, some spice later.
T: Here you really get the cardamom, in addition to the orange peel. Pithy, fruity bitterness lingers long after the first taste.
F: Bitter but with a really nice, well-rounded smoothness too.
O: Winter is not really the time that it shines but it's a solid wit. No argument from me if you want to call it the best in its class.

Dec 24, 2021
4.24 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Dec 23, 2021
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4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by BubbleBobble from New York

Pours a mildly hazy golden yellow, big three fingers of fluffy white head, excellent lacing and retention. Nose is black pepper, cracked wheat, orange peel, coriander, clove, a bit of sweet yeast. Flavor is nicely balanced between fresh, yeasty dough and a fruity spice profile (black pepper, clove, coriander, citrus zest). Mouthfeel is soft and inviting. A really great beer.

Dec 18, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Since this beer has almost 6000 ratings and a high average score, I doubt there's much I can add that would be of much interest. Let me nitpick something else instead. The brewery says they use Curacao orange peel. They really import only Curacao oranges for this beer or just the peel? Do they taste different from Florida orange peel? But, seriously, just a damn good well made beer that's widely distributed and competitively priced that a wide variety of palates could appreciate.

Dec 11, 2021
4.17 by uncleotis from Illinois on Dec 09, 2021
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3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Spike from England

16oz can.
L: Cloudy yellow with one finger of loose, bright white head.
S: Lemon zest and cardamom .
T: Light and lemony with lemongrass, cardamom and dusty yeast.
F: Soft, dry mouthfeel. Body is almost watery, saved by foaming carbonation.
O: A refreshing, simple, easy-drinking wit. Pleasant summer beer. Nothing out of place but nothing particularly outstanding or memorable imo.

*I’ve subsequently drunk this beer on draught and it’s better in that format. Orange peel emerges and body is more robust. A 4.0 on draught.

Nov 26, 2021
4.31 by Meddwol from Michigan on Nov 24, 2021
4.04 by Hophazzard from California on Nov 14, 2021
4.21 by craigbelly from Iowa on Nov 13, 2021
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Dan2213 from Pennsylvania

L: hazy lemon with a finger of white head leaving behind solid lacing
S: fruit and spice with hints of banana and dough
T: spice and orange peel rounded out with clove and banana
F: medium body, crisp and refreshing
O: not my favorite style but this beer is crisp and refreshing

Oct 14, 2021
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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothman from Minnesota

Bottle in ME. White head with lots of lace. Hazy straw yellow color.

Zesty with spices and citrus. Refreshing. Wheat, coriander, clove. Orange peel bad lemon citrus. Light bodied. Smooth and easy drinking.

Oct 08, 2021
3.56 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania on Oct 07, 2021
4.13 by stanale from Illinois on Sep 19, 2021
3.44 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia on Sep 05, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Mugman8 from New York

Hazy lemon yellow on the pour with pillowy head and thick lace. Aroma is sweet pineapple and fresh bread. Taste is is crisp and clean and refreshing. Notes of citrus, wheat and some spiciness -- but finish is smooth. This is a first-class witbier and another great offering from Allagash.

Aug 19, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by karlstratos from New Jersey

A: Hazy yellow, light and fine lacing, good retention
S: Pineapple, fruit, spices
T: Citrus, no hop, refreshing
M: Light but not watery thanks to creamy carbonation
O: Best Belgian-style wheat beer ever, also pretty light and drinkable

Aug 17, 2021
4.07 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Aug 10, 2021
4.43 by bcannon111 from New Hampshire on Aug 04, 2021
4.18 by JustinTheJuice from Wisconsin on Aug 03, 2021
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