Allagash White | Allagash Brewing Company

Allagash WhiteAllagash White
5,347 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle to Allagash tulip. Batch 2351. Sampled 10/30/11.

A: On the pour, more than 3 fingers of bright white foamy head rises quickly to just above the glass's rim, stops, and does not budge for quite some time. The body is light in color, a sunny shade of yellow and lightly milky. Perfectly patterned lace sticks to the glass as the frothy head deflates.

S: Grainy with an adequate wheat presence. Hops provide some citrusy zest, as well as some grassy herbal-ness. Yeast character is high and gives off scents of earthy must. The right amount of spice. Lightly soapy. The nose is as complex as a straight Witbier can be.

T: Light lemony sweetness is countered by dry orange peel, coupled with a modest hop presence to add the right amount of bitterness. Sweet and spice. Banana, ginger, clove and coriander. Lightly dusty. Flavor lasts long and is lightly sweet.

M: Medium full with a thick, creamy texture. At this point in the review, the carbonation is on the softer side of average - probably because of the 'hop' etching on the bottom of the Allagash tulip.

O: It's no wonder why so many consider this beer to be the benchmark American-made Witbier. Rated to style or otherwise - brewed in Belgium or not - this beer is fantastic.

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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a pale cloudy yellow with a big, fine white head and lacing. Very nice looking. Light aroma of wheat and Belgian wheat beer spicing. A hit of sulphur at first. Taste is great, wheat, yeast, clove and a hint of lemon. Finishes a bit sweet, without the residual spice astringency in many wheat beers. A very nice, pleasant witbeer. Hope to try again.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Jose Pistolas in Philly, poured into tulip.

A - Hazy lemon gold with a bright white head.

S - Subtle aroma of fresh lemon, banana, and yeast.

T - Lemon citrus, clove, spices, and yeast are the highlights here. Has a slightly sweet malt backbone. Nice grainy finish with some more yeast. Very nice.

M - Smooth and refreshing, light bodied. Good carbonation.

O - Took me awhile to get around to this one, and it does not disappoint. A highly satisfying and drinkable witbier.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a frothy white head. Big creamy mouthfeel with exceptional smoothness. Big banana and coriander nose. Almost butter like quality in texture. Tropical fruit rind bitterness with some detectable clove spiciness. sweet fruit and bread flavors balanced not by the hops but rather the spice. Refreshing but with an almost yeast bite like finish. Some detectable banana up front as well. Semi sweet aftertaste but overall pretty good. The only problem is that it comes in 4 packs. Id pay 9 bucks for the sixer but 9 for the 4? Oh well.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 5,347 ratings
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