White | Allagash Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian 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
Ranking:
#2,884
Reviews:
1,422
Ratings:
5,535
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
519
Gots:
1,546
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 5,535 |  Reviews: 1,422
Photo of The_Epopt
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gemini6
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PMakowski
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - Very pale and cloudy. Decent foam head fades away somewhat slowly leaving some lacing on glass
Smell - Unlike other Belgian styles, i get more lemon peel aroma then orange although similar because they are both citrus. Coriander and herbs are present. Can also pick up the wheat.
Taste - It is quite herbal and spicy. Coriander is the main flavor but its not overwhelming. The orange peel flavor gives it a nice sweetness and earthiness. The wheat beer is refreshing to me in the summer months. Carbonation is medium-low and drinkability is sky high. Smooth and slightly creamy. Delicious.

Overall, i was expecting this to be a great beer and it was. It may not be the best Belgian all in all and quite expensive but it was worth it. I give it a grade of A-

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Photo of 11rufus11
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Exceptional beer. Well balanced and not overpowering.

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Photo of Craig-er
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Carlsberg glass. nice 3” of foam. Date stamp on bottle. Nice looking golden color. Quite fragrant with spice and clove flavors. A great summertime beer that you can drink with food.

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Photo of SmashAdams
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is a beauty. Smells and tastes authentically Belgian - lightly spicy, hints of fruitiness, smooth mouthfeel. Easy drinking and really enjoyable. yb

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Photo of Dakin
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gbiello
3.52/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jwat
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CMA
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffSK
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.41/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RDW
4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tracker83
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattk24
4.98/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This was the beer that started my craft beer journey.

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Photo of TwoTrees
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of carrcolind
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amendm
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Followed the instuction on the lable, poured all but 1" of a 12-oz. bottle into a 16-oz, mug. Dated 06/11/18.
Faint smell of yeast and malt, looks like lemonade. Swished and poured the remainder into the mug.
Now it looks like hazy lemonade with an improved finger sized creamy white head with a ring of quickly falling lacing.
Taste starts out semi-sweet and slightly sour then transitions into a semi-sweet and bitter middle.
The finish has a Triscuit-like, bitter wheat kick. Moderately added bitter and citrusy hops linger, but not too long.
The abundance of malt and active carbonation support the mouthfeel, just shy of medium bodied. Clean semi-dry finish.
Easy to drink from being well balanced, the lightly added hops complement the bitterness of the wheat malt.

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Photo of Aletheyoungdudes
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful unfiltered look. Very light mouthfeel with a peachy aftertaste.

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Photo of Peaches13
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jprudhomme7
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kcc
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TeamMathis
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great summer drink. Citrusy, a little bite, and pretty spritzy. Looks like champagne. A tiny tart aftertaste. Made for a nice breakfast sip. I would get this again.

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White from Allagash Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 5,535 ratings