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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Draft @ Rustico Restaurant, Alexandria, VA. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity wheat malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity wheat malty spicy yeasty flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity spicy yeasty wheat malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Pours a pale, lemony hay color with only a thin, wispy white head. The aroma has a subtle musty, yeasty character as expected for the style. The flavor is lightly fruity, with a faint banana character, which is contrasted by an earthy yeastiness. The texture is fizzy and light, which is fine with the light flavor profile but unexciting. Overall, this beer is light and pleasant, yet nicely flavored, making it a solid albeit unremarkable witbier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Served on draft at Mellow Mushroom in Charlottesville, VA on 3/30/11. Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a dense medium sized creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of wheat, quite a bit of citrus and a spicy finish. The taste is bready wheat malts and a spicy finish. Medium bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2011
I really enjoy this wit, perhaps because I can get it so fresh. Light and grassy, with some orange and fruit on the back. Finishes very clean for a wit, not sugary, and refreshing. Quality brew

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2215) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2011
12 oz bottle purchased at Total Wine, McLean, VA. pours a cloudy yellow with little to no head... would like to see 1-2 fingers for this style. lovely nose filled with Belgian yeast esters and lots of coriander and light spices. med body, slightly dry with lots of yeast character and lively spices. grain notes throughout. bright finish with citrus and light bread notes - could be more dry.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bochi23 (116) - Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2011
I love white ales. So refreshing. I’m glad that we have this as a local beer, it was tasty. Not the best white ale I’ve ever had but not the worse one either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Velkyal (305) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Had at a restaurant. Pours a cloudy gold with no head whatsoever. Aroma is lemony citrus with a light sweet edge. Taste is predominately biscuit and sweet grains. Refreshing, reasonable drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 27, 2011
Bottle. 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. Reminds me a lot of blue moon. Unfiltered. Not too bad for a small brewery outside DC.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle. Hazy orange and yellow in color with a small white head. Aroma contains bubble gum, some spice, grains, and orange. Taste is more bubble gum, coriander, some citrus, and with a slightly bitter finish. Damn, that is really quite good. Light body and absolutely superb for a wit. I could drink this all day to be honest.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Draft. Hazy yellow orange color, medium white head. Aroma of orange juice, spices. Taste is bready, lots of malt, citrus, spice, slightly sour finish. Decent.


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