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Plum Island Belgian White - Newburyport Brewing Company

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 04-29-2013)
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Reviews by neophilus:
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4.19/5  rDev +14.2%

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.

neophilus, Nov 23, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

SunDevilBeer, May 04, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%

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.

tigg924, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Janeinma, Jun 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

mjstacker, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of tkelley
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%

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.


tkelley, Sep 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Denzo, Jul 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Poured into a US Tumbler. Cloudy straw color with lingering head and lace that sticks to the side of the glass.

Floral aromas with a hint of hops that hit the back of the palate alongside the ample carbonation on the way down.

Flavors reminds me a lot of Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, but less sweet. Lemon citrusy notes dominate.

Love the can. I pour everything into a glass anyway and I am starting to believe that the can is just a miniature keg that is easier to recycle than glass.

kickplate, May 27, 2013
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Plum Island Belgian White from Newburyport Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.