Allagash White (Witbier - 4 Pack x 16 oz.) (MD)
Witbier / Maine / 5.2%
Allagash White is a traditional Belgian-style witbier, and is an example of one of the few styles beers that was originally designed to be hazy. The beer’s haze comes from a combination of yeast and proteins within the malt, oats, and wheat with which it’s brewed.
Centuries ago, witbiers were brewed with what Belgian farmers had on hand—namely, a large portion of wheat and oats. Un-roused, the beer will actually appear darker, as the light sediment settles to the bottom. However, once these solids are in suspension—the beer has been moved around a bit—the beer’s color lightens up to its traditional hue of pale straw. This haze also adds to the mouthfeel, giving the beer a silky, almost pillowy texture.