biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color with a bubbly white head. Good bit of carbonation. Contains a fair amount of yeast in the bottle. Aroma is yeasty and wheaty with a touch of sweetness and a bit of citrus. Taste is similar to aroma - wheat, yeast, a little hop bite and some citrus & floral high-lights. Medium mouthfeel. A little thin. Finish is dry, fairly crisp and rather refreshing. Will not necessarily wow you, but is very drinkable.
Rosace (6) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2006 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice burst if fresh hops.. suprising for this style,nice cloudy light golden apearance... wow pretty balance of falvor dont know what Im tasting fist.. coriander.. comes in first, citrus mellows out qiuck to a little malty mabe cause of the residual sugar, reminder im not a wheat drinker...clean yet cloying finish... would drink again for sure... this ones bottled.. draft would be nice!!!!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours cloudy yellow with small white head. The aroma is lemon, bread, and a bit of honey. The flavor is zest, Saaz, and crackers, with a slightly spicy finish. There is also a faint sourness in the aftertaste. Solid, but unoriginal.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours out of the bottle a beautiful sparkling, citrus color. the colors deepen and darken from the bottom of the glass to the top from a paler, watery yellow to a full lemon hue, to a zesty, tangerine, engulfed in egg-yolk. It appears a bit like soda, clear w/ intense carbonation, except for the nice thin, yet bubbly foam, white head. There is a modest amount of lacing that dances high along the glass like fireworks. the aroma is fresh revealing spicy hops, grass and onion. The taste is refreshing as well - grass, citrus, sweet cabbage. The palage feels thin at first but fills out in the throat slightly thicker and softer. overall - this is a tenderly light blend of subtle flavors while having compex enough spicy hops to tickle the back of the throat and open the nasal passages. This beer was truly enjoyable and I did just that - I enjoyed it - slow and full of appreciation.
Eructoblaster (3607) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy pale yellow body topped with a decent white pillowy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with citrusy, herbal, and yeasty notes. Teste is well balanced and refreshing. It carries many different fruity hints (citrus, pineapple, orange, pear) and leaves a good bittersweet aftertaste. Very good Witbier.
eaglefan538 (3009) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured with very little head from the bottle and looked swill yellow, except for some fluorescence to the color. Head was gone after two sips and the lacing minimal. Aroma was spicey and straw-wheat-like. Flavor was spicey with a touch of orange and nicely hopped. Too much straw in the flavor. Allagash seems to be a competent American Belgian brewer, but they’re not great.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2008 The closest thing to Hoegaarden I’ve found, maybe a touch better too. Lots of coriander, somewhat dry. Great crisp light refreshing body and carbonation. One of my favorites.
kepano (250) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In my secretive quest to find a witbier that betters Hoegaarden, many have fallen at the knees of the juggernaut that it is. In theory it seems highly plausible as one might call witbiers, as a style, fairly mild and lucid. Yet the balance of these timid brews is the key that unlocks such delicate complexity. Allagash’s White is yet another example of a wit that came close, but as Perrault reminds us in Cinderella, simply does not fit. In appearance it is as dainty and ethereal as any other of its genre, but shrouded in a veil that just transpares its unctuous golden mango body. Under the white crown an inconspicuous aroma of pineapple, pear and yeast is loosely laced together. The flavor simply reminds of mineral water touched with lemon and the whisper of fatigued cloves and coriander. Allagash’s effort lacks just a soupçon of presence and character - so I ask, who will adorn the glass slipper?
bp (855) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Golden-yellowish color, crisp citrus smell, thin moutfee, bitter finish. Unfortunately I didn’t pick up a lot of flavors from this one. I don’t think I’ll buy it again.
hunter13 (1) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2006 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2007 my favorite beer in the 750ml corked bottles. also my favorite style and have had most that i can get my hands on.