Review: Allagash Brewing Company White | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Witbier

ABV: 5.0 IBU: 13

96/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Allagash Brewing Company White

What the brewers say

“Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer. Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and curaçao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing, and slightly cloudy in appearance.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Very light wheat with notes of coriander and a little bit of hop spice blended with slight sweetness and subtle hop notes. Mainly coriander and pepper notes.”

Flavor: “Moderate sweetness with a strong bittering finish. Significantly more hop bitterness than would be expected for the style. Complex for a wit, with slight sweetness and herbal earthy notes. Sweet citrus in the finish. Big body despite carbonation and crispness. Almost a viscous mouthfeel.”

Overall: “Wheat and spice character are well done, but the hop utilization or timing adds a bitterness that’s atypical for the style. A refreshing and different take on a wit. More spiced than usual but still finishes with sweet citrus. Good, crisp, refreshing beer.”

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