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Plum Island Belgian White - Newburyport Brewing Company

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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Newburyport Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: johnnnniee on 04-29-2013

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Ratings: 120 | Reviews: 22
Photo of gonzo000
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Belgian White + Orange slice squeezed into beer. Cloudy light yellow in color. Coriander on the nose, seemed spicy. Smooth to drink. Tasted very, very good with the orange added. Very good beer. Not as spicy as it was on the nose.

Photo of puboflyons
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the can. No dating. Sampled on February 15, 2015.

It pours pale yellow with a fizzy white head. Active carbonation.

The aroma smells like a White should with the toasty biscuit malts, yeast, and maybe a little citrus...or more specifically...lemon zing.

Light, refreshing body.

The taste has a nice toasted malt character that one would expect with the style. Citrus notes. Mild bitter finish. Spicy.

Photo of kdivers
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JebBeerFish
2.7/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Ran across a can given to me last year in a mixed six, and popped it in the fridge, without really paying attention to the label. Grabbed it tonight to drink, and had to read label as I thought I was drinking hard cider. Very light, little carbonation and too sweet for me. Reminds me of those wine coolers from the late 80's.

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.24/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of d_brommer_nh
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Svendozen
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's beers like this that really accentuate the delicate flavors of lighter beers. Great Beer!

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerMeister8
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lambpasty
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of cboland79
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Abaz
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Duhast500
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Poured from a 12oz. can into Shock Top wit glass.

The color is a hazy yellow with some deep orange highlights and two fingers of foamy white head and some slight lacing left on the glass.

The smell has bananas but there is also a touch of mango way back in the background that came as a surprise. There is a definite wheat aroma here with a hint of barley grains that reminds me if cereal.

The taste had a bubblegum flavor that was a surprise. Some juicy fruit gum flavor is there with a dash of fig and maybe even plantain as well as banana come out to make this beer does wonders on my tongue.

The feel of this beer is light bodied and goes down real easy. It is a highly drinkable beer that has a fantastic flavor profile that is abundant but not pushy.

Photo of TTTBeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Puma1017
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of johnsilk
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Tarps68
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw; the head could be better and it does fade quickly; just a few dots of lace linger

Smell: Very fragrant with a Juicy Fruit gum aspect, the coriander is very strong and there is also a citrusy lime element; bready, as well, with a slightly tart tone

Taste: Bready, up front, and then the strong coriander tones dominate; in the mid-palate, the citrus arrives, bringing a touch of lime tartness; after the swallow, the beer develops a slightly tart character, as well; the finish brings out the Juicy Fruit sweetness I noted in the aroma

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A surprising beer, as I wasn't expecting the coriander overload; a creatively different take on a wit but just a bit too sweet in the finish for me

Thanks, Ljudsignal, for the opportunity

Photo of harsley
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of wroywel
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of openmind
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Bgaspar00
2.7/5  rDev -26.8%

Photo of TimZebGir
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%

A: Very hazy (unfiltered), very light yellow, quite bubbly, well retained foamy head (3/3)
S: Wheaty spice, phenolic with citrus notes (9/12)
T: Healthy wheat middle with citrusy aftertaste that has an unpleasant sour salsa-like flash for a half-second, leaves the palate rather clean after a few seconds (14/20)
F: Well-carbonated, thick-bodied for a witbier, with a tingly finish, not quite dry (4/5)
O: Very drinkable and refreshing, would have liked more on the nose, but for a light witbier, it does the job nicely (7/10)
37/50

Photo of mikebike9
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

agree that this is similar to Allagash White-good summer beer

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Plum Island Belgian White from Newburyport Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.