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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2885) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle, from nimbleprop – thanks! Pours a cloudy pale yellow (very pale) with two fingers of fluffy white head. Aroma of grains and light citrus, just a touch of florals. Same in the taste, but a little spicier with coriander. Finishes crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
12/4/2013. From bottle. Pours hazy pale yellow with a white head. Aromas of spice, Belgian yeast, yeast, citrus. Light malty flavors with fruit, yeast, spice and grassy flavors. Light bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Gold pour, white head. GABF. Flavors of wheat, gum, light toasted grains, coriander, spice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle with Patrick and Sean Thomas. Pours a pale, cloudy, piss yellow with virtually no head a couple spots of soapy lace. Nose of wheat, grain, coriander, lemon, sweet orange peel, light bubble gum. Lightish body, medium carbonation.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tom opened a bottle and forced me to drink some with him and Shin Tommy. Pours hazy canary yellow with a white head which recedes to leave a flat surface. Aroma of wet oats, lemongrass, clove, and maybe chalk? It's gross. Taste is lemon and some honey, with a smooth, oatmeal finish. Not bad, but still gross to my palate. Thin and forgettable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2567) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
The looks average with a nice hazy golden straw color and passes some light through it, had a mild white ring of head and left no lacing on the glass. The beer smells average as it has a spicey, lemon scent but somewhat mildly. The beer tastes decent with a great start of lemon and corriander that gives away to mildly sweet orange finish, a nice blend that isnt overly sweet. The mouthfeel is average as the beer was carbonated okay and doesnt leave much else behind. Overall, an average White Ale that doesnt lack in taste nor blow you away either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2581) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Draft in Alexandria. Pale yellow pour. Spices citrus coriander. Dry finish. Well executed Wit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1150) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2013
355ml bottle as a gift brought home from Virginia: Hazy, light, golden colour with a thin, white head that consists of tonnes of tiny bubbles and stays well for a minute or so. Spicy notes initially with some yeast and lemon coming through along with it. There is a strong smell of coriander that follows this and some bananas and orange peel. Strong wheat and yeast flavours with some banana and clove to kick things off with. There is hints of coriander in the taste too along with a bit of citrus lemon and some orange zest. Light medium with some spice and a citrus tang along with a relatively creamy and smooth taste, coupled with strong carbonation. Miles better than I was expecting and I knew it was going to be a nice beer before I tried it. All the usual suspects are there for the style but they come together great and the beer is a cracker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3736) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Hazy straw yellow color with a short lived white head. Strong spicy nose with lots of orange peel. Nice light mouth feel. Coriander, bitter orange peel, white bread, lemon zest, and some cracker maltiness. Refreshing and flavorful.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5238) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Nose with some lemon cleanser and super heavy coriander, pours hazy pale yellow-golden with a soapy bright white head. Light but creamy body, refreshing, and yes, it’s coriander soup. Lemon cleanser, only vaguely scratchy, getting mild but pleasant contributions from the grains of paradise. No bitterness, medium sweetness, actually has sufficiently dense malt for style. For summer beers, it’s definitely got a niche, and there’s some good craftsmanship here.


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