Allagash White | Allagash Brewing Company

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Allagash WhiteAllagash White
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company
Maine, United States
allagash.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,313
Reviews:
1,387
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
Wants:
489
Gots:
1,417
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,313 |  Reviews: 1,387
Photo of mcholton
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a cloudy yellow. It was very crisp and drank very smooth it had good flavors of wheat, a little barley, and contrasting coriander and orange

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Photo of Holderness
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L -- Murky pale yellow with a scant one finger white head produced with aerated pour. Basically zero retention or lacing
S -- Things take a turn for the better here. Nice fruity yeast esters, coriander, faint citrus, and doughy malts
T --Wheat, yeast, and pilsner malts upfront, followed by a pleasant spiciness. The yeast really takes the stage. I tried some without mixing it in and the smell, taste, and feel all suffered as a result.
F -- Refreshing but somewhat watery body. Finish is like that of an AAL: a little astringent, metallic, and bitter
O -- Immensely quaffable. Much more flavorful than a lot of sessionable ales out there

79/100

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Photo of jsbirnba
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BdM
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

P- On draft at The New World Tavern,in Plymouth Massachusetts.

L- Thick creamy head that stands one finger width tall,with good retention and sticky lacing.Hazy straw colored body,with low clarity and distorted light showing through the glass.Medium amount of carbonation and low amount of sediment.

S- On the nose I get heavy wheat notes,backed by trace elements of lemongrass,fruit hops,sweet bready malts,and slight floral notes.

T- The palate follows the nose with heavy wheat up front,lemongrass and malt in the middle,and slight floral and herbal hop notes on the back end.A little bit of orange peel on the finish as well.

F- The mouth feel is thin m,and sticky.Moderate amount of oxidation on the tongue,with a smooth finish.

O- This is a very good witbier.I don't have much experience with the style,but this one smells and tastes great.I could drink this all summer long.Definitely a recommended brew by my standards.

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Photo of soundaurora
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of anthony-s
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rrs
4.86/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a very easy drinking beer, one of the best wheat beers I have had.

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Photo of Tohibii
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not many Witbiers illustrate why the style is relevant. At best boring in most hands, Allagash grasps the need to explore the rich, slightly funky hit of sour grain while delivering esters ranged from banana to spice. Delicious.

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Photo of leom
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Deano_53
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of notascoolasyou
4.66/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wflamholtz
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of themegamancave
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmphillips88
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aemalmberg
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyable!

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Photo of Ben1313
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jacknyr08
4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Yogi_Sanandy
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
4.12 out of 5 based on 5,313 ratings.
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