Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Allagash White

Allagash Brewery hailing from Portland, Maine (http://www.allagash.com/home) makes a version of a traditional Belgian wheat brew & calls it Allagash White.  It's very popular in the local scene, as most any restaurant and/or brewpub in the area carries it on tap;  which is the way I prefer this beer, not from the bottle.  I haven't had it in a few years, but liked it the first time I had it and thought I'd give it a go, again, since it came in second in the Cooler Poll.  Here are the results from my latest tasting:

Taste:  Orange & citrus notes in the finish; Not intensely sweet but hints of sweet spices pop through as the tasting continues.  The aroma gave off a  grainy like wheat scent which is probably the yeast sediments in the pour.

Color: Hazy, faded gold

Thickness:  Light body with a quarter inch, white head that faded very quickly.  There is a pronounced carbonation--you can feel the bubbles in the sip popping in your mouth.

ABV: 5%

Mom Factoid: I can appreciate the orange & citrus flavors in this brew and find the more tastings I do, the more I enjoy detecting fruit & spices on my palate. In some ways, I feel I'm mirroring my littlest one, who is also learning what various foods taste like & is developing his own personal taste bud preferences.  It's interesting how these change and develop over time, as we age & get exposed to new tastes in our environment.  So, I guess the message is to continue to try new flavors, in both brew and food, because you never know when you might come across one that perks your palate!


  1. Fabulous review! I noticed that you have been posting a lot of reviews as of late. Either the kids have slowed down, or running around after them in this hot weather is making you very thirsty! Either way, I am enjoying the blog. Cheers, and keep up the good work!

  2. @Dear Life, Thanks!! There's a thing called coffee that tends to help me "balance" being a mom & brew review blogger :) Most days, I can't achieve that "hoppy" medium but on the days I can, life sure is sweet! Cheers & looking forward to your next post--I could use a good laugh :)