It’s been awhile since I had a witbier and Allagash certainly makes some outstanding ones, so let’s get started.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Take flight with notes of ginger, citrus, and spice. This Belgian-style wheat beer is brewed with coriander, Curaçao orange peel, and Maine-grown ginger. Its flavor is full of tropical esters from our house yeast, while a generous grain bill lifts its ABV a bit higher than your average wheat beer.”
Random: We happened to be at the brewery for the can release of this, so I tried it at the brewery and then took a four-pack home.
The beer poured with a pillowy, three finger, white head. It took a long time to dissipate and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was cloudy and the color of lemon juice. There was some carbonation visible. The nose was fragrant and started with some lemon peel and flesh along with coriander and the expected Belgian yeast. I didn’t pick up the ginger in the nose, but it was the first flavor that I picked up in the taste. The flavor also had a generous dose of citrus with orange and lemon peels and had some warm spice at the end of the sip. There was a slight alcohol bite to the beer, but nothing overwhelming. The body was on the heavier side of the style, but had enough carbonation to cut through it. The finish had orange peel and ginger. I thought this was an outstanding beer and would certainly have it again.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0