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Editorís 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
[Bottle @ Odense Tasting, 14th February 2009]
Thank you, asheft
Pours straw-yellow with a slight haze. A small, creamy, white head. Aroma has brett, oranges, lots of ginger and wheaty malts. Light carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, apples abound with dry brett notes. A bit of oranges and a lot of ginger. Very fresh and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Strong banana and clove, ginger, rosemary aromas. Pours a coudy rich golden color with a thick white head. Sweet wheat flavors with candied ginger, sweet citrus and herbs, rosemary, and hints of mint. This is a great double white!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
Vibrant cloudy yellow. Big herbal aroma (yarrow? gentian?) Gingery taste with light pale malt underpinning. Smooth, with lots of ginger and dried herbs. Well-balanced. Really nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Hazy yellow-gold with small off-white head. Juniper aromas, also some ginger. Sweet, floral, and yeaty. Nice carbonation level and very good palate. Great body and flavor profile, with a sweet entry and a dry finish making for a nuanced, refined, and pleasurable drinking experience.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2009
On tap at Tylerís. Bright hazy golden pour. Lighter than expected. Lots of clove, coriander, and especially ginger as well as some banana and definite herbal (kinda basil-mint) notes. Orange-citrus as well. Very interesting, but I think Iíd get tired of this fairly quickly.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Name: Fluxus
Date: January 03, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: cloudy dark yellow, fine white head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, nice spicy character, sweet candy with spices
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candied orange, nice spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Tap at Brouwers. The aroma is pretty spicy. Lots of coriander, clove, ginger. I also get some moderate citrus(orange) notes. Pours a hazy orange golden with a pretty decent head that hangs on the whole time. Lots of spice in the flavor too. Clove, coriander, too much ginger IMO. Some sweeter fruity orange notes come through as well as a good deal of wheat. Lively carbonation, lingering ginger cleans the palate eventually. The palate was nice actually, pretty damn nice, but there were too many spices for me, but I can appreciate this as well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4358) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours a really deep hazy golden straw color, with fluffy white head. Itís got lemon zest, banana, spice, clove, flowers, wheat, and light fruitiness. Hints of ginger, pepper, and orange. Interesting and well done... an imperial wit!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Fresh bottle and draught at Sunset Grill and Great Lost Bear. A clear, bronze with tangerine hints and a loosely retained white head. Dry, peppery ginger and clean minerality in the nose produce none of the candy-sweetness that the yarrow of last batch was noted for. Succulent mandarin and light clove play about the nose, with some mild banana fruitiness and a lasting, dry brace of wheat on the finish. The flavor shows immaculate clarity, without a muddled or vegetal spiciness, almost like basil and surprisingly tame and controlled for ginger. Citrus and light bubble gum are painted overtop a deep, yet well-attenuated pils malt with a snappy, crisp yeast finish and even a mild hoppiness. Alcohol is not noted, nor does it seem like an "imperial" wit in a bad sense (as in, overdone). Just a strong wit bier, but retaining its refreshing character. With warming and breathing it actually loses balance; the carbonation receding to produce a bit too much sweetness/stickiness. Best quaffed quickly as a refresher. Great improvement on last batch, methinks. Much better restraint on the spicing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4374) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Appearance: Pours a hazy, yellow body with a small, bubbly, white head. Smell: The bouqet is occupied by scents of flowers and fresh ginger. Slighter notes of honey, pears, and a tiny spritz of lemon juice. Taste: Delicate wheat sweetened with just the right amount of clover honey. Enter the chamomile florals and spicy ginger, as well as fruity pear taste. Small kick of citrus zest. Dose of clove and coriander. A restrained bitterness gracefully slides in midway. Finishes dry and reasonably crisp. Kindly leaves you with a very light, lingering spice burn on the tongue. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Light stickiness to the overall mouthfeel. Drinkability: Now that’s damned drinkable and significantly more enjoyable than the dream-haunting 2007 Fluxus. Here’s looking to another delightful Fluxus in 2009.


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