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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Draught. Pours cloudy yellow/white. Aroma is very citrusy, I made sure there was no wedge of fruit stuffed in the glass, and thankfully it was all natural. Quite impressive. Flavor is very citrusy as well, full of orange, lemon zest, and grain. Refreshing finish, nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2636) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Moon River Brew Tap, Savannah. Pours out a light, hazy, lemonade like color. Aroma is citrus and wheat. Taste is lemony with some clove and wheat. Not a bad offering from Moon River, very easy drinking on a hot July day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2007
Pours a light, cloudy gold with a thin white head. The aroma was wheaty with some citrus and orange zest. The flavor was excellent and appropriate for the style - sweet malts, lots of chewy wheat, a nice citrus tone from orange peel, with a subtle background of spice (coriander and yeast). The finish was medium in body with an after-taste of sweet orange. Very nice - especially on a hot day in Savannah.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2007
on tap-pours a white head and cloudy straw color. Aroma is faint wheat. Taste is faint wheat, bitter orange peel. Light body. OK effervescence.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Braudog (5704) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2007
Draft pint at the brewpub; bright yellow but opaque. Virtually no head. With the installed lemon wedge, this is boldly fruity and very lemony ... virtually no sign of the well disguised coriander. This was almost lemon soda. (#2824, 4/25/2007)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Intricate clovey phenols and banana esters trek within the coriander milkiness for an impressively serene experience. Crunchy wheat and bready yeast appear in the last half of each sip to round off this spot on recreation of the Belgian Witbier style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the hazy yellow white.
-This was served with a lemon wedge on the rim of the glass...which was promptly discarded, but did affect the aroma for a few minutes.
-The spicy bread is diminished by watery allusions.
-The slender body might be a little on the thin side for my tastes.
-Another Moon River beer which does not stretch the limits of the brewed style, and does not show any specific personality, but which is so flawlessly brewed and tasty that I cannot help but like it a lot.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
antzman (315) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Draft. Pours the haziest yellow I have ever seen on a wit. Full white head with plenty of carbonation. The aroma is sweet. Hints of coriander and orange. The flavor is equally sweet. Very light, sweet clean drinking beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2008 Pours hazy yellow, nice white head. Nice spicy aroma, flavor is the same strong orange peel taste that wasn’t bitter, touch of coriander, and lemon. Hops come through with just the right bitterness. Malts tasted really good it left a biscuity aftertaste. Light, easy, just an awesome beer from my favorite style, don’t see why it’s not rated higher it’s dead on with the style.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Sampled at the 2006 Southern Brewers Festival. This is not a good looking beer. It looks like nothing other than pale soapy dishwater. The aroma is nice and has a ton of coriander that is straight forward and covers anything else. There are nice fruity flavors throughout this one, orange and berries, but in a light and un-sweet way. Some wheat and spice in there too but more in the aftertaste. Light body and nicely carbonated (gives it a champagne like mouth feel).

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Draught and cask samples at the brewpub. Cloudy lemon-gold with a bit more head on the CO2 version....succulent aroma of lemon zest, coriander, lilac and honeysuckle, very floral and strong (less so in cask version)....body dry, rather yeasty, with lots of lemon oil towards the finish, light spicing....low, tingly carbonation....cask version is a bit fuller in body, and a bit more delicate and subtle but in this case perhaps too much so, rather duller than the bright CO2 version and with a much weaker aroma....rating is for regular tap version, cask would be about .3 lower overall.


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