BeerCritic


Allagash White

On tap at Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville, PA, for $1.25 as part of a sampler flight. Deep, hazy gold, thick, white foamy head. Aroma is wheat, hay, grass, washy. Some banana, peach, and cloves. In the background. Softer, less warm than most Belgian styles. Lacing and legs are intense and sticky.

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Blue Moon Belgian Wit

RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 46, Belgian Wit, Tumbler, Weizen
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.4 % in 22 fl oz. estimated at 300 C
Purchased at: Martin’s in Waynesboro, VA for $2.49

Aroma: minimal, citrus, snow. 6 out of 10.

Visuals: cloudy, orange, white persistent head, okay lace. 4 out of 5.

Taste: wheat, banana, mold. 7 out of 10.

Palate: slate, medium finish, sweet. 3 out of 5.

Overall: Not quite as good as other macro Belgian styles, such as Hoegaarden. I’ll likely have it again, since it’s everywhere. It’s not a favorite. 13 out of 20.



Hoegaarden

Hoegaarden
ABV: 7%
Calories: estimated at 200 C
Volume: 12 oz
Glass: plasticup
Purchased at: Rider Pub
Price per fl oz: $2 / 12 fl oz = $.16 per fl oz
Consumed at: Rider Pub

sensory first impression: Nice, banana infused flavor – more ale than lager, but crisp, tasty, and enjoyable.

Aroma/Olfactory: 8 out of 10
Malt flavor is: caramel, cereal, nuts, roasted
Hop flavor is: floral, citrus
Yeast flavor is: doughy, mold
Other flavors include: alcohol, banana, ginger

Visuals/Appearance: 4 out of 5
Color is: bright, golden, orange
Liquid is: clear
Head and lace are: frothy, off-white

Taste/Flavor: 8 out of 10
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: medium
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: light
Sour level is: none

Palate/Tactile: 4 out of 5
Body or Mouthfeel is: medium
Texture is: creamy, crisp, thick
Carbonation is: lively
Finish is: longer, nice

Overall experience: 17 out of 20. I liked the idea of a very commonly available beer being so very belgian. I did not like, generally, the commonality of it, but I enjoy it when it’s the best thing available.



Ommegang Witte

Ommegang WitteABV: 5.1%
Calories: estimated at 150 C
Volume: 12 fl oz
Glass: weizen
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington NJ
Price:$2.50
Consumed at: home

Impression: Good fruity aroma. Good hazy color and depth. Head is lacking but haziness is there. Banana overtones, but watery finish. Visually in keeping with the style, but nothing particularly special here. Taste is good, but watery finish distracts from the overall effect. Palate is thin, watery, and diminishing.

Aroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 4 out of 5

Taste: 8 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 14 out of 20 I liked the flavor of what was there, but there was not enough ‘there’ there. Washed out watery undertone disrupts the effects of this beer. Not bad, but not great like other Ommegangs.