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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1159) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3757) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EithCubes (5247) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettTaylor (638) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Poured as a 2 oz sampler at Virginia Beer Live 2013. Lemon, yeasty, wheat and coriander. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Draft. Pours hazy dark yellow with a thin white head. Tastes like creamy foamy wheat with hints of mild citrus. Medium body and very low carbonation. Smells like mild lemon and herbs.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1248) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2413) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4625) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (429) - 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

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