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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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From notes, 9/3/2014. Poured into a pokal from a single that I scored from a road-trip to Chicago.

A: cloudy light gold, small head.
S: coriander, orange, floral notes.
T: mineral notes, a little biscuit that adds some sweetness...the back end is where the spices and dry tart citrus notes kick in. Very nice complexity for a wit, and nicely constructed.
M: prickly due to the carbonation, fairly light, dry

Overall: Have had this a few times, and have enjoyed it a lot, both on its own and paired with some clams. Wish we could get it in MN; we need more good wits.

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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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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 5,364 ratings
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