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RATINGS: 85   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.


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3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABeerVixen (17) - - APR 26, 2013
On tap at brewery 2/22/13. Minimal aroma, pale clear yellow appearance, minimal head, fizzy mouthfeel, floral and lemon citrus notes. On the slightly bitter side of the style but very drinkable.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (3428) - Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2014
12oz bottle. Looks light. Aroma of light wheat, light spices, pale malts, and hints of bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best for its style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1729) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sampled at AC Beerfest (2014). Poured a cloudy yellow color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of lemons, wheat, and light spices. Taste is the same. Lemon, wheat, light spices, and yeast.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Some light coriander and light aroma of Belgian floral yeast here. Finishes with some sweetness, average carbonation. Bottle at some bar I don’t remember.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle, from nimbleprop – thanks! Pours a cloudy pale yellow (very pale) with two fingers of fluffy white head. Aroma of grains and light citrus, just a touch of florals. Same in the taste, but a little spicier with coriander. Finishes crisp.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2030) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
12/4/2013. From bottle. Pours hazy pale yellow with a white head. Aromas of spice, Belgian yeast, yeast, citrus. Light malty flavors with fruit, yeast, spice and grassy flavors. Light bitter finish. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Gold pour, white head. GABF. Flavors of wheat, gum, light toasted grains, coriander, spice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tcane7 (1577) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle with Patrick and Sean Thomas. Pours a pale, cloudy, piss yellow with virtually no head a couple spots of soapy lace. Nose of wheat, grain, coriander, lemon, sweet orange peel, light bubble gum. Lightish body, medium carbonation.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
patrickfannon (1230) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tom opened a bottle and forced me to drink some with him and Shin Tommy. Pours hazy canary yellow with a white head which recedes to leave a flat surface. Aroma of wet oats, lemongrass, clove, and maybe chalk? It's gross. Taste is lemon and some honey, with a smooth, oatmeal finish. Not bad, but still gross to my palate. Thin and forgettable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (1742) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
The looks average with a nice hazy golden straw color and passes some light through it, had a mild white ring of head and left no lacing on the glass. The beer smells average as it has a spicey, lemon scent but somewhat mildly. The beer tastes decent with a great start of lemon and corriander that gives away to mildly sweet orange finish, a nice blend that isnt overly sweet. The mouthfeel is average as the beer was carbonated okay and doesnt leave much else behind. Overall, an average White Ale that doesnt lack in taste nor blow you away either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2048) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Draft in Alexandria. Pale yellow pour. Spices citrus coriander. Dry finish. Well executed Wit.


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