Chad9976 (1066) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 9/4/13 and cost $3.75 ($0.32 per ounce).
Appearance: Bright lemon skin-yellow hue. Opaque. Pours to a small, bright white, foamy head which mostly evaporates and leaves minor lacing on the glass.
Smell: The smell of summer: bright orange and lemon citrus, light spices, clean flowers and Belgian yeast esters.
Taste: There isnít much to say about Allagash White that hasnít been said about a lot of other witbiers. Itís one of the better American examples of the style as itís tasty, robust, well-balanced and highly drinkable. This is exactly what I expect in a witbier.
Just like the aroma, the flavor here is a sweet and spicy mixture of orange citrus and light peppery notes. A clean, refreshing taste across the tongue with hints of lemonade or orange juice, but without any tartness or acidic character. The finish imparts subtle clove or black pepper seasonings. Not much in the way of bitterness or specific hop character, though thatís fine because this is exactly to the style specifications. Itís satisfying to be sure, though I canít help but wish it was a little bit more robust.
Drinkability: Allagash White is so damn refreshing it almost seems to do it a disservice drinking it in colder weather. The mouthfeel is rather full and energetic for what is technically a smaller bodied beer. Refreshing and crisp with a clean aftertaste - itís difficult to not quaff it all down at once. At only 5.1% ABV itís tempting to throw back several of these in a row.
batneil (226) - - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice aroma, decent head, pale cloudy yellow appearance. Nice sharp taste with light fizz. (K)
Ernesto987 (3227) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow the coriander is sharp with this one, great spicy flavors, nice Belgian flavors, great srudd
peteinSD (1235) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Clove, lavender, and dry clean malt in the aroma. Taste is round, heavy clove giving way to dry clean malt and minimal spice bitterness. Clean mouthfeel. Good.
MWatts2 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale clear color with light body. Sweet flavors with fruity aromas and nice long finish.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Cloudy yellow. Reminds me of blue moon. Smells like orange from the wedge. Not bad
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jdb288 (284) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good spice, nice and light at 5% ABV....crisp and refreshing. Good sessionable beer.
MmmcKay (1049) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Truly a damn fine beer. Pretty easy to find at least for an Allagash beer. Pleasant spice and nice wheat goodness. Lingers well and has a nice light body. Could drink this all day
Dan269605 (194) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super hazy pale yellow with sediment floating around and a two finger white head. On the nose I get lots of Belgian yeast, coriander. The taste follows in suite, very crisp, pretty refreshing, but not really my favorite style. Allagash is great generally speaking though and this is probably one the best Witte beers.
patxa (174) - MEXICO - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ the Oyster Bar in Grand Central, NYC. Pours a very pretty hazy cloudy orange light orange color with a small head but a long lasting solid lace. good aroma of citrus (orange peel) and flowers, with hints of spices. Light bodied, with good carbonation. refreshing not very ambitious. A taste of coriander too. Abrupt palate with an alcoholic kick that kind of ruins the essence of the beer. good with seafood!