Plum Island Belgian White | Newburyport Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Newburyport Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
nbptbrewing.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
2016 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal Winner

An unfiltered witbier with hints of citrus & coriander. This "partly cloudy" ale features slight citrus and spicy aromas complemented by mild sweet pilsner and wheat malt tastes. Our friends in Belgium would be proud of us.

Added by johnnnniee on 04-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,526
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
198
pDev:
11.96%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
54
Trade:
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Photo of Iski100
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smb71481
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reagan1984
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzman
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PJCarnell
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whitealepaul
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fitzy01
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewnme
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a clear mug, the appearance was a semi-dark glossy yellow to amber color with a cap of a little white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Some slight lace ran with the sips.
The aroma had some sweet citrus pulp and crushed coriander up front flowing into some semi-sweet wheat malts and a delicate little bit of biscuit-like sweetness.
The flavor was moderately sweet flowing on into the spices quaintly. Biscuit to coriander and citrus pulpy aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it Carbonation felt somewhat low, but I accepted it. ABV felt on par. Mostly sweet and light malty sort of finish.
Overall, not bad as an Americanized witbier, I'd have again preferably in the Summer.

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Photo of Rlhj
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottom line - on draft, this is a very nice version of this style. Drinks like a slightly more fruity hefe weissen. Little clove, little orange. Maybe all the reviews below are from cans? Maybe I just got a killer batch.

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3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kayakguy
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgregory
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LukeGude
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Average witbier. Poured from the can.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can...no canning date that i could find...

Pours hazy way lighter amber, long lasting near white gauzy head...leaving loads of thicker froth and lacing..

Sniff reveals notes of coriander, lime and some yeasty goodness

Tasty enough wit, more coriander, more yeastyness. smei sweet/semi tart...decent complexity for a wit...easy drinking and well worth a try....better then decent wit beer in a can..what else can ya ask for?

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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Easy witbier and solid middle of the road beer

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of S-Taylor
3.05/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours with a crystal clear golden yellow body from the can to my glass. Rising on top of the beer is a white cap that peaks to about one finger high. The frothy head descends to a small ring and lacing is rare while being spotty.

S- Mostly Belgian yeast influence with some rustic whole grains in the backdrop. Coriander, citrus zest, clove, pepper, pear, yeast bread, Belgian yeast spice and a hint of vanilla sweets comes to mind.

T- Mostly about the yeast spices but the grains provide a wheaty bread aspect and there are light hops to balance. Notes of orange zest, coriander, cardamom, slight earthy cinnamon bark, pear, vanilla sweets, lemongrass and earthy hops in harmony. Fairly sweet for the style.

MF- Light bodied with a crisp and very slightly foamy texture; just a bit on the thin watery side. Carbonation is on the high side and it ends bittersweet.

A fairly solid Witbier with a wealth of aroma but a somewhat subdued flavor. The taste gets a bit muddled by a sweetness that masks some of the delicate spicy flavors and seems out of place in this style.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Plum Island Belgian White from Newburyport Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 198 ratings