Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Allagash White: Allagash Brewing Co

Remember Linus from the Peanuts comic strip? Remember how he always had his blanky that he carried around with him? Well Allagash White is my blanky. Whenever I'm feeling blue, feeling a little out of sorts, this fine Belgium white always manages to lift my spirits.

Brewed in Portland, Maine, this beer is my go to white. Tonight, I had it on tap, which is the preferred method. There isn't much head to the brew, but that's just fine by me. The first thing you notice is it's cloudy yellow color, but upon lifting it to your mouth for that first sip the scent of citrus immediately tingles your nose. That first sip goes down smooth with a hint of bitterness; not too much, just the right amount. At 5%abv, it's not overly powerful, but this is a beer you drink for the flavor, not the buzz.
Overall, I'm giving this beer a very solid 3.5. I'd like to go higher, but it's not quite a 4 in my mind, so a 3.5 will have to do. If you're not a fan of the Belgian's or their beer, I suggest giving Allagash a whirl, it just might change your mind.

1 comment:

Scott-TheBrewClub said...

Allagash is another one of those brewers that just seems to get a lot of things right.

I haven't tried this one yet, but I could use a blanky right about now as well!