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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Editor’s Note: Rebrewed in 2014 and billed as Double Wit with Ginger and Ginger Wit.

Another year, another batch of Fluxus has been brewed to mark the change and growth of Allagash Brewing. With a new and different recipe, our 2008 batch is a double white beer brewed with spices and fresh grated ginger. A double white beer calls for twice the amount of malted and raw wheat, which casts an elegant cloudiness over this mango-colored beer. The aroma boasts of herbal and minty notes, as well as hints of clove and candied ginger. Fluxus offers a perfectly balanced flavor with a warm, clean finish and a lingering spiciness.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2008
On tap: This poured a hazy golden in color with a head of fine white bubbles. The nose was extremely spicy espeically with ginger. The palate was crisp with nice concentration. It was very well-balanced and should improve with age.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Bottle from Pat-apostrophe-s Liquors in Porter, IN: This poured a hazy straw body topped briefly by a fizzy white head. The nose is spicy with ginger, chamomile, clove, ang ginseng. The flavor is not as spicy as the aroma suggests, a light and peppery sweetness with a touch of ginger. Tasty and refreshing with a well hidden alcohol presence.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoberCajun (111) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2008
One of my favorites from the belgian beer tasting in Boston 9/27/08. More ginger in the nose than in the flavor, no doubt, but very pleasant and well-balanced. I’m impressed by this beer, because it is a rare combination of wheat and strong characteristics.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
On draft at the Main Tap in El Cajon. Lots of ginger in the aroma with a very subtle hint in the flavor. The flavor was a bit bland. But still pretty good because of the ginger.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Draft at Main Tap. Lots of Ginger in the aroma. Sweet ginger. Reminded me of Ginger Beer. Flavor fell off a bit with more ginger and some spice that struggled to come through. Still pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2008
The body is a hazy, glowing, orange-amber color with a lasting, frothy, off-white head. Spotty lacing slips and slides about the glass. A bold but well blended aroma of crystallized brown sugar, candied orange peel, ginger, cinnamon, and coriander is accompanied by a light floral hoppiness and a distinctly Belgian yeasty note. Flavors are equally complex, candy sugar malts spiced delicately with clove and citrus peels, along with a very minty herbaciousness and spicy ginger. The yeast profile is dry, with a funky, saison-like twist. Big bodied and well carbonated, there is very little annoying cloyingness that plagues many brews in this mold. This is another winner from Allagash.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illidurit (2157) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
On tap at 515 in Santa Cruz. Poured into a snifter. Nice fluffy white head atop a cloudy white peach body. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is decidedly spicy. Lots of coriander and nutmeg, with the trademark zing of ginger. Flavor is sweet and spiced. Ripe pear with eggnog, coriander, and ginger notes. Mouthfeel is very full for a witbier. Carbonation is good, alcohol is minimal. Overall a fulfilling and flavorful wit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Sampled at Stone Brewing. It had lots of herbal elements with some sweet Belgian malt. It was better than the 2007 one. Almost more like a single or belgian ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3320) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2008
2008 edition, sample at Stone. Didn’t realize there where different yearly variations. Color was dull gold. Aroma was herbal and a bit medicinal. Some banana and yeast in the flavor, but it was dominated for me by the very herbal and spiced flavor. golubj liked it more giving it a 3.8, after no initial comments, he noted that it had lots of herbal elements with some sweet Belgian malt.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle. Excellent beer! Frothy head with a cloudy / hazy body. Hints of molasses, citrus, orange, banana, maply syrup, and ginger. Nearly perfect balance of flavor - highly recommended.


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