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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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler the beer pours a light hazy yellow with a good pure white head. I used an Allagash ale glass for this brew. The smell yeasty and breadlike. The scent is subtle. The taste follows the scent and is a bit lighter than I would have thought, but this is a clean, refreshing brew that would be near perfect for a hot summer day. The mouth feel is light and bubbly. Just an explosion of tiny bubbles across the tongue. This is a very nice witbier and a must for the summertime.

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2/5  rDev -51.6%

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4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap and served in a weisse vase, the beer is an unfiltered, almost opaque, pale, lemon yellow coloring with a fluffy, white, foamy, chunky head. Aromas are light and well blended, with clove spicing highlighting bready and banana characteristics. Smells really good. Flavors are smooth and rich, with a subtle sharpness from the carbonation. Bready, clove, pepper, and oregano spicing all form a solid backbone, with banana sweetness layering the flavor profile. Very well balanced. Tremendous flavors that are not overpowering. There is a low, smooth fruit and spice aftertaste, leading to a slightly spicy sharp finish that cleans the palate. You won't find many better Wits than this, especially stateside. Tasty!

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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

12oz bottle, weizen glass. thanks to vladieu2 for the opportunity!

a - pours a cloudy goldenrod shade with a finger or so of dense, foamy, bright white head. retention is good, calming to a thin cap and lasting for the rest of the glass. leaves thick chunks of lacing in the glass as well.

s - standard clove/banana with additional tart funky notes. lemon, coriander.

t - light cereal grain malt character, slightly toasty. notes of spice and lemon, with a light, funky bitterness for balance. finishes spicy and slightly sticky.

m - medium body with adequate carbonation. finer co2 profile but still feels a bit prickly on the tongue.

o - a solid beer overall and enjoyable, especially on this unseasonably warm march evening. maybe lacking the depth and complexity of some of it's european counterparts. not a huge wheat beer fan but i'd certainly pick up more of this if allagash didn't pull out of michigan.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a generous head and ample lacing with the pour/swirl/pour method. Cloudy yellow. Aroma is heavy on the spice with the lemony/peppery coriander coming in over all others. Flavor is tang and spicy with a soft malt and wheat finish that leaves behind the spice. Mouthfeel is light-medium, really nice for the style--not too gassy. Overall a tasty beer for those who are into the coriander side of things in witbier.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.35/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yummy is the only word to description of this beer.

It was poured nicely & looked great.

The smell and taste were clean & crisp and went very nicely with my veggie sandwich. It also was great as a after lunch drink. Even the one who brewed himself thought that it was a nice refreshing beer for spring & thought it might be paired well with cheesem

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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