Plum Island Belgian White - Newburyport Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: moderate carbonation, minimal head, hazy, orange-yellow in color
Smell: orange, banana, and light Belgian spices
Taste: orange, banana, and Belgian spices--cardamom, clove, coriander
Mouthfeel: sweet, medium body, medium-low carbonation
Overall: Very tasty. May be the best local witbier that I have had. Drinks a lot like a hefeweizen. I found myself going back for several pints of this. A great surprise.
Serving type: on-tap
01-31-2014 19:29:39 | More by tigg924
4.19/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a soft golden straw color, fluffy white head and cloudy body.
Spicy belgian yeast esters up front on the nose, peppery with some rustic earthy scent. Rather like a saison when smelling it.
Smooth hop bitterenss starts off the first sip and quickly slips into a malty, spicy flavor. Good dose of semi-sour wheal flavor. The coriander and citrus peel make their presence known as well. Smooth body with mild carbonation make this a very easy drinker and compliment the complexity of flavor coming from the belgian yeast, spices and malt.
This is a refreshing and flavorful beer with a lot of complexity but surprisingly easy to drink. It quickly invites another round after the first. This also makes a great compliment to food as I've found, especially seafood. Excellent American example of this style.
Serving type: can
11-23-2013 02:09:22 | More by neophilus
3.44/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Newburyport Brewing Co. - Plum Island Belgian White
12 oz. can to standard pint, 5.4%
Pale yellow with a little bit of orange. Slightly hazy. Almost no head and what was initially there quickly faded out to a very thin ring.
Smell is coriander, spice, musty grass, yeast, clove.
The spice note is a more peppery in this one than Allagash White, which is my standard bearer wit. Clove, coriander and banana are the main flavors so far. A small taste of sweet sugary bubblegum. Still getting that pepper note and it’s nice but not overly strong. Lemon and a little but of orange peel are what I get for citrus flavors.
Mouthfeel is appropriate for the style. Carbonation plays on the tongue. Finish is slightly astringent and lip smacking. It’s taking no time at all to drink this. Easy and refreshing to sip, or almost gulp in some instances. Kind of wish I’d found it 3 or 4 months ago in the dog days of summer.
This is my first beer from Newburyport and I think it’s a good one. Not sure about the lack of head on it… perhaps it was my glass. In any case, a solid wit with nice flavor. Would have again without hesitation.
Serving type: bottle
11-20-2013 01:54:05 | More by jujigatame
3.73/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, hazy, straw-yellow coloring with a tall, frothy, big bubbled, white head that quickly settles into a filmy surface coating. Aromas of lemon zest, orange, and subtle coriander spicing with a roasty/toasty backbone. Flavors are smooth and balanced, with a lemony citrus overlay on a toasty, light, bready backbone. Tastes like a sweet, slightly tart lemon square. Tasty and smooth. The body has a slight effervescence, keeping it light throughout. Lemony and spicy aftertaste, with an effervesced, crisp finish. Easy drinker.
Serving type: can
09-21-2013 23:55:44 | More by GarthDanielson
3.63/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can poured into a tulip glass
A -- Pale amber/straw color. White head with okay lacing. Retains the head a little bit.
N -- Yeasty and wheaty. Hints of spice and citrus.
T -- Wheaty and yeasty. Little bit of orange peel and coriander. Nice spice notes. Nice aftertaste.
M -- Little spicy/bubbly on the front end. Not bad. Pleasant tingly throughout.
O -- Probably my favorite of the NBC year round line up (although the one-off Irish Stout was truly outstanding). Really enjoying this from the end of summer to the beginning of fall. Hits all the right notes for me.
Serving type: can
09-17-2013 23:54:33 | More by tkelley
Plum Island Belgian White from Newburyport Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.