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Moon River Wild Wacky Wit Beer
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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Not a bad wit, but if it’s Georgia’s best then they need to brew more of them! Aroma was very pleasant with the coriander really coming through for a floral, orangey goodness. The flavors were a bit lacking I think, but I’m a fan of using oat in these and not barley so perhaps a difference of style. Pour was a very nice cloudy yellow typical of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6168) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
En fût. Verre de dégustation directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de "Cream Sicle" (Orange et crème). Apparence: La couleur est blonde-blanchâtre voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Légèr goût d’orange, de citron et de coriandre. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement citronné. (Rating #2252)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4448) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Appearance: Hazy, straw-colored yellow body with a thin, white head. Smell: Soft wheat nose attended by notes of citrus (predominately lemon) and coriander leaves. Taste: Lightly sweet, lightly tangy malted wheat taste leads, followed by a bright lemon and orange flavor and a dash of spicy coriander. Faint spicy hop character with a medium-low bitterness. Extremely faint hint of banana prior to the dry, spicy finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Fairly average, but would still make for excellent drinking in the swelteringly hot summers of Savannah.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Very good for the style. Spicy and tart lemon flavor. A little bit of pepper in the finish. Complex and enjoyable. Highly carbonated. Light bodied but full flavored.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2008
From a sampler on 10/25/08.. Cloudy yellow in appearance. Light citrus aroma. Lemony citrus taste. Well carbonated.

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 (4301) - 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 (2855) - 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 (11814) - 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.


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