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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pras (441) - Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2013
Cloudy yellow appearance. Aroma of orange peel and belgian yeast. Flavor includes orange, belgian yeast, and wheat. It’s a very good representation of the style. Nice for the summer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVBrU (61) - - APR 14, 2013
Poured light golden or straw color. The head didn’t stay around for long. Smells mainly of banana with some citrus. Not bitter at all and a little sweet. Lively carbonation, light body, and sticky texture. Good beer, but it could do more for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2013
A very nice aroma with a lot of fruit and some spice. Very smooth going down with the fruit and spice leading the way. Nicely balanced. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1380) - 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
JoeinDahlem (1325) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - 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 (1423) - 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 (1935) - 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 (1397) - - 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 (936) - 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.


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