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Moon River Wild Wacky Wit Beer
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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Our wit beer (white beer) is an old style Belgian ale, brewed with wheat and barely , and spiced with Curacao bitter orange peel and coriander. The coriander and orange zest are detectable in the beer's aroma with a lingering, yet subtle "orangeiness." A unique one of a kind brew!
Moon River earned four medals at the 2005 Georgia Craft Brew Challenge hosted by Georgians for World-Class Beer. On Nov. 5, more than 200 lucky people packed the Biergarten at Atlanta’s 5 Seasons Brewing Company to taste the best beers made in Georgia. During the blind judging session, judges evaluated 35 beers and deemed:
• Belgian Ale Category: 1st Place - Wild Wacky Wit


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Draft sample at Brewgrass. Bright golden cloudy pour. Thin big bubbly head. Bitter tart lemony (thin floor cleaner) and as is so easy to do with this style, too much coriander. Still quite drinkable and refreshing if you like this Wits.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4187) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2008
2008 Southern Brewers Fest . Tap. Hazy, bright yellow. Huge aroma of jasmine, fruity pebbles cereal, wheat. Huge florals. Flavor is very fruity, floral, wild & wacky. 6lbs of corriander per 15 bbls. Not the standard spice flavor, just floral and fruity. Different, but GOOD!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (2765) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2008
draught. Pours a very cloudy bright yellow with a good sized white head. Ridiculously genuine lemon along with light spices are found in the nose. The flavor is very bright with juicy lemon zest and a husky, grainy finish. This is light and refreshing, but still has adequate flavor for the style. Reminds me of a nice glass of lemonade on a hot Savannah day. It’s pretty good for the style.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Cloudy lemon body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon, some clove. Taste is medium sweet, coriander, light lemon, banana. Watery light body, light creaminess.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Ratings by Veeve, Back by Popular Demand, on Vacay in the lovely Savannah, Georgia. This beer is found on tap at the MoonRiver restaurant and brewing site on Bay Street in Savannah, GA. This was my personal favorite among the 7 beer sampler they offer, though I don’t think it is the highest quality beer they have. That would be the porter. However, this beer is light, citrus, with a touch of grass. Its a soft mouthfeel. a perfect spring/summer refreshment. This was the only beer I chose to have a full pint full of after I sampled all 7. While the description of this beer stated it was "exotic" and "a party in your mouth" I did not find it to be crazy explosive with flavor but more subtle and softly-strong; more sweet, earthy and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2008
On tap at Moon River Brewing on 5/17/08. Pours a cloudy, bright yellow with thin white head that clings to the sides of the glass. Aroma is of citrus and lemon. Taste is slightly sweet, lemony, hints of coriander, with a somewhat medium to light body. Beer is smooth with a slighty watery but otherwise pleasant finish. Nice witbier.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2008
The aroma was typical for the style but weaker than most except the low end stuff, read blue moon. The appearance was whitish gold with a tiny head. The flavor was typical for the style but like the aroma too weak. The palate was smooth. Overall it was good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2981) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2008
from the tap poured a hazy light color with a good amount of head. Nice citrus flavor with a quick finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2008
On-tap at the brewpub. There was a substance to this wit, and a drying peppery corriander taste. A little sweetness and a drop of citrus. But I could not get at the complexity. The turnover is ferocious here, so I do not suspect it’s been about too long.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2008
The aroma was filled with coriander, orange peel, chamomile and a bit of pepper spice. Wheat was notable and a bit of lemon. The beer arrived lightly cloudy pale yellow with a low white lasting head which laced the glass. The flavor was pefumy with a citrusy lemon and orange character. Coriander spice was notable, but somewhat light and the flavor was a bit watery. The body was medium-light with a fairly low level of carbonation. The finish was dry with very little aftertaste. An OK witbier. Pint at the brewpub.


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