Make no mistake about it: Allagash White is a world-class 5.0% ABV Belgian white (also known as a witbier). Allagash White is ranked #1 top rated Witbier on Beeradvocate.com. What makes a beer a witbier? Witbiers are known for being brewed with a large amount of wheat malt. Witbiers are always spiced with a variety of herbs and usually pour cloudy in appearance due to being unfiltered.
Allagash White pours a cloudy yellow with a nice lacy head. I did notice some yeast sediment on the bottom of my bottle which didn’t make it into the glass. The aroma is a delightful spice and wheat odor, with orange and coriander present. This beer is very light on the palate but did result in a spicy effervescence on the tongue after a few seconds.
In many ways Allagash White was groundbreaking for me. It was really a
“gateway” craft beer for me, and also one of the first beers I can
remember drinking in my craft beer evolution. If you are someone who
doesn’t really drink a lot of craft beers, you will probably like this
beer. However, this beer is thoroughly enjoyable for both novice and expert craft beer drinkers.