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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Allagash White

Allagash White Ale
Allagash White Ale:

Another Belgian-style wheat beer, Allagash White is not complete without the sediment from the bottom of the bottle. Directions are provided right on the label for those who aren't accustomed to bottle-conditioned ales. Pour most of the beer, swirl the remaining liquid with the yeast, and finish the pour. Necessary to achieve full flavor.

Allagash is usually pretty good stuff, so I was expecting a solid showing from the White Ale. Mission accomplished. Smooth and dry. Really nice body with silky mouthfeel. Finishes dry, but mid-sip there's a cool mystery flavor working with the tongue and nasal passages as it travels from glass to belly.

I heated up some leftover shrimp from Sunday and ate them with this beer. It worked out quite well, so therefore I recommend Allagash White with fish. Actually, it would most likely make a lovely substitute for white wine in many cases. Is it a good spring/summer beer? Sure it is. Refreshing and easy drinking, this White Ale would be perfect at a barbecue, especially with shrimp on the barby. What the hell, throw in some Allagash Tripel for dessert. Allagash White is, like I said, very solid. Not to flashy, but interesting.

Allagash White Ale:

Representation: .90
Accessibility: .85
Style: .80
Personal Preference: .85

Total Score: 3.4 Flags


addie said...

diggin' it! E gave me the heads up...i'll pass it on to the listeners of the unharshed mellow, as they are devoted followers of seuss' beer segment, and would enjoy your reviews, too. cheers!

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