Allagash White | Allagash Brewing Company

5,321 Ratings
Allagash WhiteAllagash White

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States

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

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Duvel bulb. Cloudy pale gold color with a small head and some retention. The nose is fresh and fruity. I get notes of bananas and oranges. I also get a sweet musty note as well.

Very light to medium bodied beer with a firm mouthfeel. The taste is on the sweet side, almost as if some candy sugar were used. Sweet, lemony flavors in the front of the mouth give way to creamy bananas and just a hint of tart orange. I don't get as much tartness as I like and I don't get much of the coriander and clove herb notes one comes to expect in this style. Still, very tasty and refreshing.

I thought this was a very refreshing, enjoyable wit, but it's not one I would try again. It's just a bit too sweet for me. I tend to like witbiers that are a bit more tart. To me they are more refreshing.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of nuebs
3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kevincredible
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer came a foggy yellow with apricot highlights and a thin white head that had a big bald spot in the middle. Smells of spicy fruits with coriander and oranges and a chalky marshmallow base. Tastes super fruity with dates, melons and lemons with a fine nutty and banana yeast. The mouth feel is medium bodied with a light carbonation. This is a nice and easy drinking beer that has a smooth combination of flavors.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of CNoj012
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a hazy pale yet vibrant yellow color that is actually very similar to the label on the bottle. There is a one finger, fizzy white head that takes quite a while to fade to a ring around the edge of the glass and it leaves a ton of sticky webs of lacing in it's wake.

Smell is bright orange peel, spicy peppery hops, coriander, wheat and fruity yeast.

Taste has all the same characteristics as the smell, but the flavors seem more, well, flavorful. The orangey citrus flavor mixes perfectly with the coriander and peppery spice with a wonderful twang from the wheat and mild bitterness on the finish.

Feel is light, very crisp and super refreshing. This beer goes down too easily.

Overall a great beer. Witbiers and really Belgian style beers in general aren't my thing, but I think I'm starting to come around thanks in no small part to this beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A cloudy yellow, nice and pleasant

S- Little citrus, mostly wheat

T- Excellent carbonation, strong wheat & yeast. A great wheat beer if it suits your fancy.

M- Incredibly light, leaves a fantastic fresh aftertaste

O- A classic beer as an alternative for those not acclimated with craft brews. To me this is the best "light" beer I have had.

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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz Stubby brown bottle. Served in a fluted Wheat Beer glass.
It pours a cloudy lemony creamy off-yellow color with a full frothy, fluffy white head and loads of clingy lacing.
The smell is a clean mix of fresh bread dough, citrusy lemon zest, spices, cloves, and citrusy hops. A faint smell of green banana and wisp of vodka trail.
The flavors are amazingly balanced as well. Tart citrus, oranges, wheat malt, citrusy hops and a mix of spices, most notably white pepper and corinader all mingle together nicely.
The mouthfeel has a slightly astringent tang to it, though it seem to have a thirst cutting effect.
This White can hang with the French and Belgian Wits any day!

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Photo of MacMalt
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, pale straw color with a thin, snow white head and minimal lacing. It smells of lemon, coriander, and yeast. Wow, this is a delicious wit with a nice lemony citrus taste balanced with coriander, pepper, and other Belgian spices. You can also taste the yeast. All of the tastes blend in a terrific way. This beer is lightly carbonated, and with an ABV of only 5.1%, you can keep on drinking it. Overall, I think this is the best American Wit I've tasted. It's right up there with St. Bernardus. Great job, Allagash!

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3.6/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a pure golden color with a moderate white head. The lace was failry pronounced from the small residual head that settled out about two minutes into the brew. Slight clove sense in the flavor and a genuine perfume sense in the aroma. This is a fairly refined beer that gives a sense of lightness and refreshment. The mouthfeel is a bit watery. A good summer brew to be sure.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 5,321 ratings.
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