Plum Island Belgian White | Newburyport Brewing Company

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Plum Island Belgian WhitePlum Island Belgian White
BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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


Added by johnnnniee on 04-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
182
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
12.2%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
50
For Trade:
1
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Photo of LukeGude
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
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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Photo of Stephenmheadley
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of S-Taylor
3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cbutova
3.47/5  rDev -8%
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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Photo of millerbuffoon
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of flyersfan900
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rdoggg
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boto
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draught: This one pours a cloudy, opaque straw yellow color. There was no head or lacing. It has a lighter nose. Wheat, coriander and citrus. The taste is decent. Same notes as the nose. A decent enough wit.

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Photo of BigSmooth12
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bmarcks31
4.52/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drewvel
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of redsoxjim
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of batt6343
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TWStandley
2.69/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of I3eer
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevehagy
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edthehead
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MilaMila
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of irrevjim
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

from a can to a beer tulip
look; cloudy, bubbly golden yellow with orange hue, 3/4" white head that doesn't stay, leaves a covering and some lacing
smell; banana, funk, coriander, a little pepper, a little circus peanut, a little biscuit
taste; all those flavors come together nicely, banana and barnyard toned down, biscuit up a little, spices compliment everything
feel; smooth for as carbonated as it looks, spicy, medium light body
overall; nice, full flavored summer belgian white, nose was a little too funky, not quite perfectly right

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Plum Island Belgian White from Newburyport Brewing Company
3.77 out of 5 based on 182 ratings.
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