White | Allagash Brewing Company

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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A- pours a faint yellow color, just a bit hazy, carbonation bubbles shoot to the top creating a thick and creamy white head that retains long after the pour, seems like a oemanent head, leaving beautiful lace behind.

S- mineral-like Belgian yeast provides a bit of light fruit with just a hint of banana and some sugary sweetness. All of the classic witbier aromas are there, but a bit subdued

T-yeasty and light, notes of clove & banana, earthy and mineraly. Mid-palate gives an acidic citrus tartness, then transitions to a dry finish, leaving mineral and earthy notes on the palate

M- light-medium body, moderate but spritzy carbonation, pure velvet mouthfeel with a silky finish. By far the creamiest mouthfeel I've experienced from a Wit.

O- a solid example of the style, mouthfeel was near perfect. Perhaps the best outside of Belgium.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy white pour with a yellow tint. There is some lacing noted on the glass. Foam is a frothy white that retains pretty well.

S - Spicy notes of corriander and ginger lie above a citrusy smell of oranges. Some scent of light grain is present.

T - Initial tartness of orange is faded by a pronounced spice flavor. Actually I think it is a bit too much. But the notes are all there and a crisp taste of wheat rounds this out.

M - Easily sessionable and great for the warmer months. Balance is solid (again the corriander could tone done a notch) and minimal carbonation.

O - Not sure if this still the leader of the style but clearly a solid beer. A perfect beer to show those breaking in to craft beer that even the lighter styles can be eye opening.

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White from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 5,399 ratings