Moon River Wild Wacky Wit Beer
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RATINGS: 86   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2006
(On tap) Very hazy - almost milky white - with a creamy, white head. Extremely perfumy, oozing with coriander and orange peel. Light body, a bit flat, discreet wheaty accents and a dry, lightly tart finish. 010406

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11636) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11216) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11071) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Draft sample at SBGF07. Poured hazy white color with a medium frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate yeasty sweet citrus aroma. Light to medium body with a sticky texture. Medium citrus sweet flavor with a light sweet finish of moderate duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
Date: September 10, 2005
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Chattanooga
Appearance: hazy ligt yellow, big fine white head
Aroma: light sweet spicy aroma
Flavor: good spices and sweet malt flavor, a bit of unidefied fruit, a touch of orange citrus that grows and becomes huge, becomes a sweet orange malt beverage and leaves the beer behind, soda, all orange

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4

Name: Houblon Wit
Date: January 31, 2009
Mode: Cask
Source: Beerfest, ACAT
Appearance: cloudy yellow, frothy white head
Aroma: sweet orange and tangerine aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of orange citrus, light spices, wheat character helps keep it light, hint of bitterness from the spicyness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Hazy yellow with a white head. Fair lacing. Orange hop aroma with a corriander nose. Malt flavor with a lingering fruitiness. Mild and refreshing on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9519) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Lightly hazy, straw-colored ale. Small, creamy, white head. The nose is peppery and floral with a touch of orange blossom honey. Nicely balanced, but thin. Some citrus fruit with decent bittering (grapefruit rind). Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, crisp, lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8933) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8660) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. Slightly cloudy straw color with a medium white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, wheat and spice. Light-bodied with flavors of sweet spices, fruity yeast and malt. The finish is wheaty with a citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - 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.

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