Allagash White | Allagash Brewing Company

5,302 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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Photo of BIll_Currie
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ludwigkpa
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Lemon, coriander and some orange peel sum up the nose and taste of this beer. Very refreshing. A good change of pace from all the IPAs I've been trying. I'd have to give a very slight nod to Hoegaarden though in my opinion as far as taste goes. But if you like witbiers, this is definitely one to try.

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Photo of trocketsauced
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jesus808
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of JT99125
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Dcunicelli
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of mtnwesdew
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of wmobley
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of kingslotty
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ManWithNoName
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LennyBound
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kshankar
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours pale straw color...cloudy. Pretty typical for a witbier. Produces good head which lasts.

Aroma: Coriander, citrus, spices

Taste: Coriander, lemony, citrus...maybe some other fruits. Banana a bit. Some cloves, spices from the coriander. Overall pretty good. Similar to Hoegaarden in some ways, but unique still.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, good bit of carbonation, and very refreshing. Light overall, which is the way it should be in this department.

Drinkability: Excellent. I can have more than one of these very easily, summer day or not. Pretty refreshing. Great wit.

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Photo of EFR94
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of MadCat
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy yellow color, fluffy white head, leaves good lacing

Smell: Spices, cloves, coriander, orange peel, light malts, lemon

Taste: Spicy, pepper, cloves, coriander, orange peel, light hints of banana, light malts, wheat, hints of lemongrass

Feel: Light body, full carbonation

Overall: A classic brew, an interesting take on a classic style. The added spices enhance the yeast flavors, rather than detract. Love it. Very refreshing as well

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Photo of JDW4195
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of blakesell
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a caged and corked 750ml bottle into multiple tasting glasses. This is the oldest Allagash I had in my possession and the label claims Batch #8. Hopefully it has held up all these years.

Appearance- Beer pours crystal clear, yellow with a thin finger of head that lingers for no time at all. I'm happy to see carbonation here.

Smell- Light malts, no hops, coriander, yeasty esters, light candi sugars, lemon grass, and citrus.

Taste- Light malts with Saaz and Stryian hops oxidized much like a traditional Belgian beer. Fermented fully and even with this much age on the beer, nearly no oxidation that wasn't intended from the hops. Balanced with a light aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Thin on the mouth and body, not warming, creamy and not astringent. No surprises there.

Drinkability- A real pleasure to drink. Sweet and light. I have to say it was a good thing they started bottling the beer in four packs now. It really suits quantity on this quality beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Quaffer
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up in Dallas. Not available here in Wichita.

Appearance: Yellow and extremely cloudy without being chunky. One-finger, sticky white head dwindled slowly and left a thin layer of fine bubbles on top for the entire drink. Typical wit appearance. Light lacing.

Smell: Light aroma, but what was there was sort of heavy. Grains, cloves, light mandarin orange, and banana. Also a thick sweetness. An occasional whiff of spicy yeast or alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied, but with a little chewy character on the sides of the tongue. Smooth except for some lively carbonation on the back of the tongue.

Taste: I remember this being heavier and sweeter. This time, came across as grainy and dry. Light grass transformed into hints of light spiciness and citrus flavor. Less of those two flavors than most other wits. Dried out to a grainy finish.

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4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love the tripel reserve, so I should've expected a great beer. I'm not a huge witbier fan, but this could convert me.

Pours a cloudy soft yellow, like a yellowish creamsicle, with a huge rocky white head. Lacing was large and sticky all around the footed pils glass. Smelled of lemon and peppery spice. Taste is dry and peppery upfront with some zesty lemon flavor and a wheat crisp finish. Medium moutfeel with plenty of carbonation and long finish. This was a fine beer to have with bbq chicken (which is exactly what we did.) I'll be picking up another 750 when I see one. High quality and high value. Offer this to your Blue Moon drinking friends.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this is my first american witbier.

A- Very light hazy pineapple juice. Head is hard to build unless you swirl and pour from a distance as indicated on the bottle. You'll get a nice, slightly creamy, very white head. Adding the yeast adds color to the liquid.

S- Smells great without the yeast. Smells crisp. Lemon in a banana blanket. Adding the yeast only adds, well, more yeastiness but not much else.

T- Mmh! This is great. A lot spicier than the nose. Clove after-taste. A bit watery but it's worth it considering how refreshing and drinkable this is. Pretty bitter. Some grassy hops.

M- Crisp and dry. Medium but active carbonation giving it quite a full, enjoyable mouthfeel.

D- High. Easy and tasty.

Kind of everything I'm looking for in a wheat beer.

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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 5,302 ratings.
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