Allagash White | Allagash Brewing Company

5,325 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy pale yellow with strands of yeast floating freely around the glass. The head is white, about a finger thick and has average retention. Resulting lace is thick and sticky.

Smell - Pungent aromas fill the room as the beer is poured from bottle into glass. Notes of bubblegum and coriander spice, backed by a subtle wheat malt.

Taste - Follows the nose. Yeasty bubblegum matched with a strong coriander spice. Not especially bitter, with only hints of orange poking through, but well balanced regardless.

Mouthfeel - Light in body... almost watery. Carbonation leaves a nice tingle on the lips. The body leaves a little something to be desired.

Overall - A wonderful witbier from Allagash, though I think it could benefit from a body that's just a tad thicker... but that's a style flaw, IMO, more so than this particular brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a mason jar at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford, CT.

Appearance: Cloudy straw yellow with a white head. Head died down to a persistent 1/16" thick foam across the top with plenty of lacing across the top.

Smell: Not a lot when first served at the table, but as it warmed up you could begin to smell the malt with a nice hint of orange and lemon.

Taste: Quite nice. Perfect Witbier flavor - nice malt with wheat and grain notes accented with orange and spices. Tasty, but not overpowering - incredibly well balanced among all the flavors, and nothing is muted. I don't think I've had a beer this well balanced with each flavor sticking out so well on its own.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation - cleanses the palate nicely, but not scouring.

Overall / Drinkability: Insanely drinkable, I could easily have had another. A really great example of a witbier - deep in flavor, but still just as light and crisp and clean as you would expect in a Wit. Went really well with the pizzas I had. I cannot wait to try again someday.

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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
4.13 out of 5 based on 5,325 ratings.
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