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.
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!