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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (1125) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2013
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Perfect cloudy straw colored body, creamy white head.
Aroma: Orange and coriander, slightly spicy and slightly sweet, good for the style.
Taste: Balanced beautifully with the spice notes and citrus, very enjoyable.
Palate: Creamy medium body.
Overall: I don’t know why this is rated so low, this is spot on for the style. Great brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1517) - Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Appearance: hazy bright yellow, one finger of bright, creamy white head. Aroma: good nose of light cracked pepper, toasted coriander, citrus, and wheat. Taste: as the aroma indicates. Finish: zippy finish, with a bit of citrus, a hint of bubblegum, and a little wheat. Notes: Super palate, extremely refreshing. Great example. On draft at the awesome Full On in Rockville, MD.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vir4030 (562) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Cloudy white with a thinnish head on draft at citizen burger bar. Aroma is almost nonexistent. A bit citrus flavor actually mostly citrus because there’s not a lot of anything else. Decent wit though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (75) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
hazy white appearance. Aroma- orange, spice some tangerine. Taste - spicy and bready

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15635) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (1182) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomciccateri (1032) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freekyp (1620) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klk343 (127) - - SEP 22, 2014
Cloudy yellow. Sweet floral, bread scent. Orange, coriander. Well balanced. Smooth and light.


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