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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1515) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy yellow, no head. Soft aroma - orange and wheat. Not as light as many Wit beers, almost more like an american wheat. Overall good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7729) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle. Light musty lemon, coriander, and wheat malt aroma. Cloudy golden yellow with moderate head. Musty-sweet lemon, coriander, and light wheat malt flavor. Nice but would have like more malt flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Huhzubendah (2615) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! The beer appears a cloudy, straw yellow hue with a thick, dense white head. The head displays noticeable staying power, gradually fading to about a quarter inch and leaving some decent lacing on the glass. The aroma seems a bit out of character for a witbier. It smells much more like a hefeweizen, with a prominent scent of banana and clove. The taste is decent, but with much more banana than I would prefer from a witbier. Also, the spices, especially coriander, are muted and could be brought out more. The beer is slightly grainy / bready, with a slightly low carbonation level. I’d be interested to try this again, as I was a bit underwhelmed this first time around, especially based on the initial reviews from a few friends. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 02-12-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (1500) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2012
This traditionally styled wit beer hits all the right notes. Pours cloudy straw with a small white head. Lots of orangey citrus in the nose. Medium bodied, and full flavored with nice cracked wheat backbone. Finishes clean with a light airy fruitiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with average, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is spice and herbs, bread malt, grassy hops, light citrus, and some yeast. Flavor is sweet malt forward with faint hops and light fruit esters; herb undertones throughout with a dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation, and low warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomciccateri (1007) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 19, 2012
On draught at McClellan- Washington. Pours a very dense pale straw color with a yellowish hue. Fine bubble white head and lace. Mild corriander aroma. Medium body with moderately effervescent mouthfeel. Not over carbonated. Impressive blend of light spices complement the mellow wheat flavor. Refreshing and not filling.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3688) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Pours a cloudy golden color with a small head. A few citrus notes, and some interesting spices to it. Very easy on the palate and makes for a pleasant drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1111) - Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Poured a hazy orange/yellow color with a white head. Aroma has lots of spices with pepper. Lemons and oranges in the aroma too. Taste is fruity and flavorful. Slightly tart with oranges. Aftertaste is a bit peppery with cloves and other spices. Overall a solid wit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (831) - PERU - JUN 26, 2012
Nice aroma of spice (coriander) and citrus. The first sip has some spice and a nice Belgian wit flavor, but then becomes soapy and unbalanced.Not bad, but not good for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2012
12oz bottle-pours yellow with a retaining tight offwhite head. Aroma is spice-nutmeg/herbal, bready light malt. Taste is spice-nutmeg/herbal hops, sweet doughy/bready light malt, medium fruit. Soft carbonation.

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