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RATINGS: 1683   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer, Allagash White delicately balances full flavor with a crisp, refreshing taste and subtle hints of spice. Naturally cloudy, bottled with yeast.

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4
rubbishystuff (2521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 One of the more rich tasting Witbier’s I have had. Spices apparent. Yummy. Serving: Bottle and tap


3.3
frothysuds (14) - Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Orange with pepper and some coriander spice, soft grainy sweetness, cloudy with a nice soft mouthfeel

3.7
Idiosynkrasie (7423) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2017
355ml bottle. Cloudy, yellow-ish, pale and bright golden colour with average, fluffy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing ,snow-white head. Wheaty, yeasty, spicy, fruity and citrusy hoppy aroma, hints of coriander, clove, orange zest and lemon. Taste is citrusy hoppy, slightly diluted wheaty and yeasty, notes of lemon, hints of orange zest. Superbly balanced, very refreshing.

3.5
ttoadee (1477) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Pale light yellow pour, quick white head. Nose is yeast and orange peel. Middle is lighweight malt , wheat body, spice, and hint of citrus. Finish is refreshing .

3.5
tapefuzz (470) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is clove, banana, light citrus, and yeast. Taste is wheat, coriander, light citrus, and a touch of yeast. Dry. Decently bitter. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Soft mouthfeel.

3.1
ginotarugo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2017
Very pleasant aroma, with white head and hazy yellow color. I enjoyed the smell more than the taste. It wasn’t bad, but more spicy than sweet. I prefer sweet witbiers, such as Shock Top’s Belgium White and Full Pint’s White Lightning.

3.4
Alengrin (5249) - BELGIUM - APR 28, 2017
I have been fortunate enough to personally meet founder Rob Tod and a few other Allagash people in Flanders years ago and I remember asking them about this beer, which at that point was the only one I knew of. Thanks to their love for Belgian beer culture, I had the opportunity to sample several of their creations throughout the years, but this one somehow had always escaped me so far, so I’m glad I found a bottle now to submit to a tasting session. Medium thick, moussy, egg-white head, dissolving in the middle but leaving a dense, regularly shaped rim in the end, over a yellow blonde beer with greenish hue, slightly hazy at first (I did not rouse the yeast from the bottom first, contrary to the recommendations on the label) but becoming an equally misty, more ochre-tinged straw blonde with sediment. Aroma of soapy wheat of course, reinforced by soapy coriander, almost bath foam-like, but also hints of lime zest, banana, lemongrass, green apple, lots of gooseberry, sourdough, mashed potato, pear, straw, cloves and even very, very vague aniseed somewhere. Fruity onset, banana ester but mildly so, balanced with a hint of pear and a whole lot of green gooseberry, starfruit and slightly rhubarb-like sourishness, reinforced by the wheat sourishness below, which continues all the way to the finish, in a somewhat sharper, more vivid way than is the case in many actual Belgian ’witbieren’. Carbonation is on the soft side, mouthfeel is fluffy and gentle, gliding over the tongue without any effort, enhancing the thirst-quenching properties of this beer. The sourish wheat gains an expectedly soapy quality in the middle, paired with sourdough-like barley; a bready note is there too, adding softness. Soapy coriander seed rises up in the finish, alongside citrus rind-sensations which add further ’fraîcheur’, almost lime peel-like; way below, a soft and earthy, behind-the-curtains hop bitterness brings structure and welcoming dryness to the tail - and eventually even a brief moment of explicit herbal bitterness on the root of the tongue. It lingers a bit after swallowing, but the lovely bready yeast flavours, wheat soapiness and elegant spicing stay behind longer. Very Belgian indeed: it has the soapy wheat character, softness, thirst-quenching properties and expressive coriander spicing of any typical Hoegaarden epigone, but in a most elegant way; it is safe to say that this far surpasses the highly industrialized original of course, but it can just as well stand comparison with the best of the ’classic’ Belgian wits made by traditional family breweries in the range of Sint-Bernardus, Roman or Bavik, and easily so. I especially like the somewhat more outspoken sourish component and the volatile, gracile lemon rind-like qualities in the nose, adequately conveying the light, refreshing character of this old beer style. Witbier will never be my preferred style - within the classic European wheat beer family, I tend to lean much more towards German Weissbier, (originally) eccentricities like Gose and Berliner Weisse aside - but when I come to think of it, this must be one of the more pleasant and refined examples I had so far. Worthy of its reputation and I guess this functions well as an introduction to the style for the American consumer - in any case to be recommended way over Hoegaarden.

3.7
andrepintado (3323) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 27, 2017
Bottle from beergium. Hazy straw yellow color. Thin persistent white head. Medium bitter, light sweet. Light acidic. Medium body. Dry. Aroma and flavour is coriander, yeast, citrus, herb.

4
pressboxjoe (454) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2017
So simple, so good. Beautiful soft mouthfeel like Tripel Karmeliet, despite the low ABV. A touch lemony tartness but mostly nice light Belgian flavor. Why I don’t have this in the fridge all the time I don’t know.

4.2
jcartamdg (3407) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2017
Pours a light hazy/milky yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of clove, banana, wheat and pepper. Taste follows, soft, crisp and refreshing. Perfect

3.7
sokuzs1 (1252) - POLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Aroma: peach, apricot, cereal, some spicy notes in the background Taste: light sweet, peach, apricot, cereal, bread


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