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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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1527) - Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a yellow orange haze. Aroma is solid for a witbier, sweet from the orange peel. Sweet front, sour finish on the tongue. Palate is solid for style, some minor hint of fizz that throws me off. A solid wit, good alcohol %, I would easily order this beer many times while out in DC/VA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2011
Large white head with great head retention. Aroma is of bubblegum wheat, corriander and bitter orange peel. Tastes of heavy sweetness and no bitterness. Light body and no bitterness. Bottle courtesy of experiencehaze.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
magsinva (878) - Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Tap - aroma the wheat comes through clearly, appearance pale cloudy gold, taste more wheat, a bit thin on the finish... Overall boring but drinkable

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2011
It’s a better version of blue moon. Pours hazy from the tap with a small head. Aroma of faint spice notes. Taste of faint spices on the tongue but leaves quickly. Nice session product.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3161) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Serving: Draft at Fireworks. It pours a cloudy brownish yellow with a pillowy white head. Decent head retention and spotty lacing left behind. The nose is light with bits of lemon and clove. The flavor is spritzy and light with touches of lemon, wheat, and clove. A little thin. Light and a bit watery in the body with high carbonation and a short clean finish. Fit for easy drinking in the summer. Or as the Northern Virginia Cougar Killer as Jesse says.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Tap at Rustico. Pours hazy gold with an average, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, meal, cereal), light hops (floral), and average esters (citrus) with notes of coriander. Flavor is heavy malt (hay, straw, meal, cereal), light hops (floral), and average esters (citrus) with notes of coriander. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation with a medium dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Draft. Cloudy cider body with medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, grain of paradise, light hay, lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, grain of paradise, some hay, orange/lemon. Light-medium body, some creaminess, light acidity.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Tap. Finger of pure white head on a hazy sunflower yellow. Blunter spice aromas, with hay, and some grains. Light graininess, coriander, and floral notes in the flavor. Light chalky body with vibrant carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2011
On tap at The Big Hunt. Poured a cloudy yellow with minimal head. The aroma was of citrus but was not very pungent. The taste was nice and crisp with not too much spice. Sessionable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4635) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Had on tap at brewery and from growler. Poured a hazy golden color with a fluffy white head. Aroma was spices, notes of biscuit and malts with a touch of hops. Flavor was about the same, with a pretty good yeast and bready body with nice spice notes of coriander and orange. I found this one highly drinkable during the Super Bowl.


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