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Moon River Wild Wacky Wit Beer
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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


4.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brimestar (1) - Florida, USA - APR 2, 2012 does not count
Similar to Blue Moon, this beer is worth getting. Try it along with their others in The Sampler.

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.

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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Tap at brewery. Sweet orange/lemon and coriander aroma. Cloudy pale yellow with minimal head. Sweet orange and lemon flavor - lightly musty. On the sweet side but an excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skaughty (643) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2004
Quite a substantial amount of orange in this wit - at the expense of being a little less spicy than some (a plus in my book). The tanginess is sensed in the aroma, and carries all the way through. The palate was rounder and more complex (chunky wheat almost comes through asa solid) than most of this style - a winner indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (4129) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Imperial Pint at Moon River. Awesome appearance..thick cloudy yellow-orange-tan. Interesting, almost an oaky wheat. Semi-strong spice character, well interplayed with the yeastiness and wheat. Medium to light bodied, very drinkable. Lots of sour wheat. Really forward on the lemon, clove..like a Hefe without the banana. The aroma has a little of a brewhouse feel which doesn’t work for me, but otherwise this is spot on. Great beer.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2011
The aroma is full of lemon notes and some spice. The beer is a hazy pale straw. The taste is nowhere near the complexity of the aroma, but the citrus notes are there. The palate is light with smoothness from the wheat.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2006 Pale yellow with appropriate cloudiness and a nice, white head. The coriander and orange are pronounced and create a very pleasant aroma. The body is fairly dry and refreshing with a slight bit of tartness in the end. A very tasty witbier. Easily in the top tier of the style.

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.


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