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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.


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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Draft at Churchkey as Ginger Wit. Cloudy yellow color. Aroma of light spice, lemon peel, peppery hay. Taste is tangy ginger and orange peel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tap at Sam’s. Pours a light hazy golden orange with a small steady white head. Nose is ginger, light Belgian yeast, little else. Flavor is similar. Pretty one-dimensional and boring for this rater.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (7869) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Draft. Cloudy pour. Nice spice with thirst quenching ginger and citrus. Drinks a lot easier than the above suggests.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
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>> Glowing light straw color, green edges, weak foam. Nose is Belgian yeast, excellent witbier spices, bright with orange peel, ginger, white pepper. Taste is witbier, great crystallized ginger, refreshing, nice body, not too dry or bitter. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bright and yellow with a bit of haze. Lightly lemon and lactic with a bit of ginger and not overpowering.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (891) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 29, 2014
Drought. Hazy yellow with small foamy off-whitie head, yeast aroma, high carbonation, ginger and citrus taste, medium finish with bitter aftertaste. Not too gingery.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (968) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Cloudy gold thick foamy white head; aroma is gingerish; Flava is mild ginger some grain; feels medium light somewhat flat; finishes dry crisp

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BLADT (653) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2014
From draft. Pale honey color in glass. Strong ginger aroma right on pour. Faint cloves. Tastes of Belgium yeast and the aforementioned ginger, with bubblegum sweetness on the back. Full mouthfeel. Enjoyed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1117) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a hazy dark golden with a ring of off white head. Aroma of bananas and citrus. Taste of spice and citrus. Nice ginger balance and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
A hazed blonde wit with a thin off white head. In aroma, smooth fruity banana malt with light ginger wit, light Brett, nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity banana malt with cloves and ginger, decent. On tap at Porter Beer Bar.


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