Brewer-Allagash Brewing Company
Beer- Allagash White
Description- Allagash White pours a hazy gold color with huge frothy white head that recedes but leaves behind a lattice of lacing on the glass. The aroma explodes with fresh oranges, hints of apple and lemon along with a dash of spice. The taste is wonderful and refreshing and is everything that you would want from a beer. There is a crisp bitterness that hits up front but gives way to citrus fruits and wheat before leaving the palate completely invigorated and ready for more. The moderate carbonation and medium light body give this beer its crisp qualities and also allows this beer to scrub the palate clean in between sips. Allagash White is the go to example of the Witbier style.
Food Pairing – Allagash White is a fairly versatile beer with significant cutting power despite its seemingly light beer qualities. This is a great beer to have with lunch dishes and is a dream pairing with fried fish, so next time you order fish and chips rethink ordering a Guinness and try it with Allagash White instead. This is also great with a wide variety of fish dishes whether they are fried, poached, and baked try this beer with your next salmon, orange roughy, or even a fresh catfish all make for perfect pairings with Allagash White. The spices in the beer also make for great matchups with spicy Thai and Mexican food.
The Final Word – There is a reason that Allagash White has won and continues to win awards whether it be Gold at GABF or another Gold at the World Beer Cup, that reason is this is an absolutely world class beer and sets the bar for the Witbier style. Allagash White has gained a stellar reputation over the years as a great beer and despite the changes in tastes that are ever evolving in the craft beer world; White still maintains that reputation as a great beer. The crisp, light, and refreshing taste and mild ABV makes this a great go to beer to have around whether for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Allagash White is a beer that is a must have in any beer lovers fridge.
Where can I get it? - Allagash White is another year round brew from Allagash and is available in 12oz bottles or on draft. It is currently available at: Perkiomen Café- Oaks, PA; Salt-Stanhope, NJ; Jenny Jump Roadhouse- Hackettstown, NJ; Nortons Cork ‘N Spirit- Phillipsburg, NJ; and Mike Short- Kempton, PA