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RATINGS: 87   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1357) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2013
Very nice in the glass -- pours exactly like a wit should. Creamy and heavy spice notes balance out. Coriander, pepper, clove. Light and quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2013
Moderately bitter for a Wit, dryish, with less sweet and spice, and a whiff of lactic sour mash. Refreshing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Tasting. Cloudy pale straw with white head. Wheat, coriander , citrus. Crisp. Ok, but underwhelming.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (1782) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Slightly hazy pale straw with a rocky white head and swirls of lace. The taste begins with spices and sour citrus - very little malt. This is joined in the palate by light, but secure, hop bittering, followed by a touch of coriander in the finish. The overall product is quite drinkable, but with the gold standard of Hoegaarden for a measuring stick, it falls a little short.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1310) - - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Pouts golden with a thick white head. Nose is weak but obviously wheaty. Taste is prototypical, banana and clove notes with some light citrus. Palate is the best feature. Crisp and dry and refreshing. Tasty but not exactly breaking new ground. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Pours a foggy yellow color with a decent white head. Very heavy malty aroma with a strong sense of wheat. Some lemon in the nose.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emeister84 (862) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Aromas of orange, coriander, and fragrant floral notes, with subtle bready scents. Appearance is a hazy, dull yellow, with white head foam. Taste is dry and lightly bitter. Palate is medium-bodied with decent carbonation, and has a short clean finish with some subtle corn-like flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1339) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Draft at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza, Friendship Heights, DC location. Served up a hazy gold color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of coriander, orange zest, lemon, and plenty of wheat. Went down fairly thin-bodied, crisp, and quite refreshing. The taste started quite wheaty and mildly sweet. The finish was all tangy/zesty citrus. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Hazy yellow pour with a small white head. Orange and coriander, light body, and pretty flavorful.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (777) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
12oz Bottle. The pour was a cloudy medium yellow with a large (2-3 finger) white fizzy head that receded at a rather quick steady pace, and produced poor spotty lacing. The aroma was mild of a light grain malt and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (orange), coriander and a hint of pepper. The taste was lightly sweet and citrusy from the beginning, then progressed with a light spicy and mild funky yeast taste and a slight peppery ending. The flavor lasted an average duration after consumption, with a spicy yeast taste fading slowing into the background. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a carbonation that was just beyond mild. Overall this was a very mild Witbier, both in taste and body. Although, it would make a great session beer on one of those intensely hot summer days...


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