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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 (783) - 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...


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5078) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy yellow-gold color with a small creamy white head that faced and left minimal lacing. The aroma was tangy sugar, a bit of golden fruit and coriander. The flavor was bitter, tangy and musty with notes of table sugar, coriander and cardboard. Medium length finish. Medium boyd. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (595) - CROATIA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle (trade with non Rate Beer member); pours a cloudy pale yellow with a white head; aroma is yeast, citrus, and spice; taste is citrus and spice; finish light bitter; nicely balanced beer but wish the flavors were a touch stronger.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (353) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2014
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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vir4030 (529) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (7353) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2014
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 07/09/2014. (Chip’s Wine & Beer) Kill Devil Hills, NC.
Hazy yellow golden colour with a tiny white head. Citrus, coriander, wheat, yeast and some spices in the aroma. The flavour is coriander, wheat, citrus, mild yeast and some spices. Quite true to Belgian Witbier. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JDBaker11058 (1354) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1292) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. At Ryan's house. Pours a hazy yellow color with a full head. Aroma of spices, coriander, grains of paradise, pepper. Slight lemon notes. Average carbonation. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BierMeHoos (153) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2014
On draft at Nationals stadium. (Recap from website). 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. Decent but not amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klk343 (78) - - SEP 22, 2014
Cloudy yellow. Sweet floral, bread scent. Orange, coriander. Well balanced. Smooth and light.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1273) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
12 oz. bottle from my secret Santa! Hazy yellow pour, with a big, foamy, white head. The aroma is bready, lemons, light coriander, and . Citrusy and bready sweetness, with minimal bitterness. Light body, creamy, with light astringent and acidic finish. This is quite a nice, refreshing witbier.


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