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RATINGS: 84   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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (767) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
12oz Bottle. The pour was a cloudy medium yellow with a large (2-3 finger) white fizzy head that receded at a rather quick steady pace, and produced poor spotty lacing. The aroma was mild of a light grain malt and a musty Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (orange), coriander and a hint of pepper. The taste was lightly sweet and citrusy from the beginning, then progressed with a light spicy and mild funky yeast taste and a slight peppery ending. The flavor lasted an average duration after consumption, with a spicy yeast taste fading slowing into the background. Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a carbonation that was just beyond mild. Overall this was a very mild Witbier, both in taste and body. Although, it would make a great session beer on one of those intensely hot summer days...


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1718) - 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 (2999) - 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 (2532) - 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 (2024) - 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 (8537) - 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 (1576) - 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 (1737) - 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 (2041) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Draft in Alexandria. Pale yellow pour. Spices citrus coriander. Dry finish. Well executed Wit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
flying_pig (831) - 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.


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