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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4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (no dates/codes) into a tulip. Pours a pale lemon yellow w/ a 1-finger bright white sudsy head, wisps of suspended sediment.

Aroma is spicy, slightly soapy Belgian yeast, pepper, coriander, lemon zest; fruity perfumy esters. Lots going on here.

Taste is a little disappointing after the aroma. Pale wheat malt, soft Belgian yeast, peppery spices, lemon. Also a slightly metallic taste I can't quite ID. Taste is a little flat, one-dimensional.

Mouthfeel is smooth and soft from the bottle conditioning.

Overall a good rendition of a witbier, admittedly not among my favorite styles.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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Photo of maximep
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Sandy almost opaque color. beautiful beer. pale yellow witte dream.

S- wheaty grassy smell that ends on a sweet belgian yeasty note. really yeasty smell at the end. smells like fresh cut grass before tasting.

T- really crisp yet sweet, not at all syrupy taste. really clean and vibrant. a little citrusy, but more sweet grassy wheat taste

M- really nice and rounded, almost has the mouthfeel of a true belgian saison in that it's nice and wispy yet has substantial body.

a fine brew that's worth seeking out. i'm not crazy about wittes but this one is special, and definitely would be an instant hit among the saison lovers.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Review 100!!! The beer that converted me to a beer nerd, ngostagia value high. 12oz bottle about 5/6 weeks old.

A: Super hazy/cloudy bright yellow, lemonade in color. Thin foamy white head. Webbing.

S: Lemon, bannana, belgian/bready yeast, a hint of spiceyness. "Fresh", pungent for a 5% witbier.

T: Similar to S, Banana/lemon bright citrus notes up front, white bread, yeast, pixie stick sugar candy, a hint of sweaty/barnyard funkyness, has a nice green apple crisp finish. Very sweet beer all around.

M: Highly Carbonated, rather light/watery, nice syrupy aspect, very sessionable.

O: My favorite wheat based beer still, complex, light, flavorful but not overwhelming, absolutely awesome. This beer will always hold a special place in my heart. It taste better out of a 750 (that you drink by yourself out of the bottle).

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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

12oz Bottle - from Whole foods san francisco for 2.49$ - thanks to j for this one

Appearance - Hazy yellow colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is an above average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes..

Smell - Lemon, grains, yeast, coriander/cloves, a tiny bit of funk

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste lemons, floral notes, and grains/bread. There is also some very light yeast/spice. It ends with a grainy aftertaste with a light spicy/floral taste.

Overall - Very light and the flavours are fairly subdued. The mouthfeel is perfectly fitting for the style, very light and lively. I was expecting a little more taste, but the flavours are delicious. I've been wanting to try this one for a while and while it isn't mind blowing, I can see why it's one of the higher rated beers within the style.

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White from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 5,448 ratings