White | Allagash Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
5,415 Ratings

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,415 |  Reviews: 1,401
Photo of ONUMello
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Fairly bright yellow with a 1/2 finger head that fades quickly. Fairly heavy carbonation.
S: Wow. Like walking into a Penzy's spice store that's attached to a bakery baking fresh bread. Tough to pin down anything specific but it's aromatic, complex and balanced.
T: Wheat and spices, with a crisp finish.
M: Light but crisp with pleasant light carbonation.
O: A great beer to drink as it starts to warm up for spring. Light yet complex. I wish it were distributed to Ohio.

 512 characters

Photo of lnanthony
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of JADanis
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of raythealeman
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of mattbk
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Swirled up to yield a cloudy, yellow, golden looking beer, with a creamy head.

S: Spicy, sweet, citrusy.

T: The same as the aroma, except now the coriander is coming through a bit on top of the yeast dimension. This has a nice sweet finish and is quite refreshing.

M: Light, crisp, medium high carbonation, drinkable.

O: This beer is greater than the sum of parts and is a very well made example of the style. Solid, no flaws and easy drinking.

 451 characters

Photo of joshwalt
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a very clear light golden yellow color with a finger of white foam that recedes to a very thin film.

S: A strong wheaty aromas starts with a funky mustiness. Citrus, particularly lemon is in the background.

T: Similar to the aroma, wheat and citrus are out front. I now get a spiciness in the background that's quite nice.

M: Quite light with strong carbonation.

O: An easy drinking and funky wit. Quite tasty.

 451 characters

Photo of TravisD
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of duceswild
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of HefeRules
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gfx
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Cork City in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a very cloudy pale straw yellow in color with some light visible carbonation along the sides of the glass. The beer has a finger tall white head which quickly reduces to a thin layer covering the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: This beer smells like I expect and want a witbier to smell - lots of notes of banana + clove, along with some hints of lemon, and some Belgian yeast spiciness (maybe coriander).

T: The flavor of this beer follows the aroma, starting with a light wheat flavored body with some banana + clove. Next you get the citrus (more like an orange rind) and a little lemon. Finally the beer finishes with the spicy Belgian yeast (coriander and pepper) and a very light bitterness that does not linger very long).

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Almost fizzy.

O: Very refreshing and super easy to drink, this beer reminds of summers watching baseball and grilling in the yard. This is a great summer session beer and a very nice example of the style. I have had this beer many times and likely will continue to have it regularly this summer as well.

 1,226 characters

Photo of PretzelsNBeer
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of StoicBeast
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Celtics76
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of wrath98
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of cfinch2
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Mudawg
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of greenmonstah
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz into belgian flute

A - Cloudy yellow with a finger of frothy white head. Nice retention, the head lasts for ages. Nice bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass.

S - Clove, Belgian yeast, touch of banana. Aroma is crisp and pleasant. Perfect for a witbier.

T - Great subtle spice. Clove, yeast, wheat. So perfectly crisp and refreshing. Touch of banana. Sweet but not cloying at all, the beer is light and invigorating.

M - Light body, crisp bubbles and light, slightly drying.

O - This is my ideal witbier. I compare all others in the style to this beer. I love to drink this beer. It is the most refreshing beer I can think of, and is complex and delicious as any other. I love it so much in summer time, but I'll drink it any day.

 751 characters

Photo of bstevens736
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of squarebottle
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Dating is sketchy, but I think it was bottled in December 2011.

A: Hazy golden yellow. One-finger white head that was long lasting. Lots of fizzy bubbles. Tons of lacing throughout.

S: Some perfumy hops (Saaz maybe?), some banana, coriander, and grain/biscuit. Quite aromatic.

T: Not as bold as the aroma. Grassy hops, light banana/coriander, slight bitterness and grain. Nicely balanced.

M: Light body, fizzy carb, and dry from start to finish. Super drinkable.

O: This was very light and refreshing. Would make a great warm-weather drinker.

 590 characters

Photo of nataku00
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a shaker pint glass. Beer poured a pale cloudy yellow with a finger of foamy head. Good amount of lacing as the head dissipates and you drink from the glass, with tons of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is lemon, pear, and apple esters, coriander, biscuit malt sweetness.

Taste follows the nose, leads with some sweet lemon, pear and apple esters, followed by a bit of spice and the biscuit malt. Finishes with a lightly lingering floral note.

Light body but creamy due to the carbonation and yeast. Refreshing and easy to drink.

 581 characters

Photo of agreenman19
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

White from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 5,415 ratings