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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (5402) - 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. It’s got lemon zest, banana, spice, clove, flowers, wheat, and light fruitiness. Hints of ginger, pepper, and orange. Interesting and well done... an imperial wit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5798) - Boston, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4803) - Woodstock, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Blonde ale. Lots of spice. Banana. Clove. Borders on wit. Citrus. Light body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjiehorn (21) - Chicago, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Hazy yellow pour, with a lot of carbonation. The flavors reminded me of a crisp, citrusy brew with a slightly yeasty finish on it. Slightly sweet as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2008
On-tap at PP C Bad. Pours hazy straw yellow with a moderate white head, spider web lace. Smells subdued sugary and malty sweet, slight yeast, slight spice. Tastes light and sugary malty with some earthy hops and a little yeast and sweet spices as well. Overall light flavor but it hides the alcohol well. Medium, yet syrupy body with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2008
750 cork and cage. Pours yellow with sizable white head. aroma is dominated with spices of all sorts with some fruit to complement. mouthful is also dominated by the spice. finishes crisp and smooth but spicy. the big word on this one is spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
trevor211 (1623) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2008
On draft at Brouwer’s. Pours a deep, cloudy honey amber with a huge head. Earthy and fruity, with a ton of depth to the flavor. Yeast, ginger and other spices, citrus and lavender (we agonized for 20 minutes over what that flavor was - it’s definitely lavender). Almost like a good gingerbread, and possibly slightly medicinal, or bubble-gummish (one fellow taster exclaimed he found a note of Flintstones vitamins in it). Incredibly intriguing flavor - I liked it quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2008
draft @ uber - cloudy yellow with huge white head; aromas of bananas, ginger and candy; the ginger gives a nice edge to this one; rich texture and silky smooth; lots of spice and dry fruit in the flavors; very tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Bottle from Holiday Wine. There is a mild and tame aroma of some unknown spice and hint of ginger but to faint for me to rate this any higher then my nose is willing to score. Appears as a glowing yellowish white with firm creation of foam heading. The flavor is more apparent of ginger than the scent lead me to believe and there is also more spicing that is still hard to define but could be easily described as cinnamon, hazelnut or more obvious mint leaf.

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