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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our Optimal Wit is brewed in the Belgian Wit Bier tradition. It is brewed with raw wheat and oats, and steeped with coriander, orange peel and grains of paradise. This ale is a pale golden color with a bit of cloudy haze from bottle conditioning. This unfiltered ale offers layers of complex, nuanced flavors that evolve in the glass. It finishes crisp and refreshes the palate.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
smm (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Pours a bright hazy pale-orange. Nose is a little weak, but the right notes are there - coriander, orange, a little grass. Packs a bright orange-zest punch, quite sweet but not off-putting. Mellow coriander and grass taste as well, Belgian yeast is not on showcase by any means. Medium-bodied, a little too syrupy, carbonation is solid and finish is dry. Its 1,000,000 degrees outside so this beer is definitely killing it in the moment. That said, this beer is all oranges, if you want a little more yeast-funk try again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (888) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Cloudy pale yellow with very lacy foamy white head; aroma of coriander; Flava is light coriander; feels watery little fizz; finishes dry wheaty and spicy

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (1939) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Approximately 4 oz. poured from 12 oz. bottle at a Washington Wine and Cheese Club beer tasting. Hazy, pale peachy-orange color with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of coriander, wheat, citrus, light fruit, spice and yeast. Taste of citrus, wheat, coriander, yeast, cloves and other spices. Medium/light body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (3252) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy light gold with a white head. Aroma of bubblegum. Nice light orange flavor. Smooth and refreshing finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (327) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Pours with a low head into a slightly cloudy yellow. Sweet aroma is a bit lemony-orange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1297) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours cloudy straw with a little bit of head and lots of lacing. Nose is yeasty and lemon. Aromas of lemon, grass with a bit of a spicy finish. Tastes were light sweet and a little bit bitter. Light body with lively carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kinz (3286) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Draft at Cap Ale Innsbrook. Very pale yellow, cloudy, nice head. Aroma is grain, slight citrus. Flavor is the same, a bit of a spicy finish. Just a bit on thin bodied side. Refreshing, but wish it had a bit more oomph.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MUbArAKKArAbUM (25) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2013 12 Oz bottle poured into a pint glass, small white head with some lacing, strong coriander aromas, lemon, coriander, chamomile, hay, bread, citrus flavors, average American wit.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Perfect cloudy straw colored body, creamy white head.
Aroma: Orange and coriander, slightly spicy and slightly sweet, good for the style.
Taste: Balanced beautifully with the spice notes and citrus, very enjoyable.
Palate: Creamy medium body.
Overall: I don’t know why this is rated so low, this is spot on for the style. Great brew.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABeerVixen (17) - - APR 26, 2013
On tap at brewery 2/22/13. Minimal aroma, pale clear yellow appearance, minimal head, fizzy mouthfeel, floral and lemon citrus notes. On the slightly bitter side of the style but very drinkable.


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