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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The perfect blend of spice is found in Optimal Wit. This Belgian style witbier is crisp & citrusy with layers of flavor that evolve in the glass. It is brewed with Virginia wheat, Spanish orange peels & coriander. Grains of Paradise give a subtle, peppery finish. It tastes like Sunshine & Happiness!
11.5° OG, 2°FG.

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   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.


3.8
drjoeng (1418) - SINGAPORE - DEC 1, 2017
4.9%ABV. Belgian wit.

Tapped out light gold. 6ºSRM.

Nose is sweet and yeasty. Spicy with coriander and hint of cloves. Hint of sweet ripe banana.

Mouthfeel is beery. Palate has white bread, dough and raw wheat flour. Hint of orange peel or orange zest. Slightly spicy finish.

Overall, a good style exemplar for a Belgian wit.

3.3
djd07 (15651) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2017
On tap at GABF. Pours a hazy yellow with small white head. The aroma is wheat and clove. Medium body, clove, pepper, wheat, citrus, light dry finish, good.

3.3
slowrunner77 (12994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 14, 2017
Bright cloudy ywllow. Aromatic, citrus and coriander. Bright aroma as well. Grains of paradise add complexity, but I'm not sure I like em here. Light crisp body. Solid overall.

3.4
Block (3182) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Tasted at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Good flavors, close to style, as expected without too many surprises.

3.7
ogivlado (8151) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 31, 2017
Canned 473ml. -Cloudy lemon yellow coloured, small white head that went away fast, coriander and whiff of vegetables in the nose. Milky, coriander, light fruity and notes of vegetables with mild spicy notes. Maaybeee discreet vanilla and some yeast in the finish. light fruity ice cream like notes. Quite nice.

3.5
madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2017
9th August 2017
GBBF Day 2. Bottle shared with Keen and drank whilst chatting to the brewer. Light haze on this paleish gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and fairly dry. Decent fine minerally carbonation. Light malts, slightky sweet. Sweet floralness. Nice light spice. Light floral citrus. Crisp dry finish. Clean crisp wit. Their best seller if memory serves.

3.4
barrelagedluv (65) - Pittsburg, California, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Pours cleanly into a German wheat glass, its effervescent and bubbly like champagne. The aroma of grass and grain is somewhat muted. The taste is very clean and crisp, with pleasant hints of green apple and wheatgrass. Not too much character in the finish though, the taste quickly fades. Ok, but doesn't stack up to other imported Wit beers.

3.3
17Beer (425) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2017
Draft. Good solid wit beer smells with nice yeast and wheat. Pour hazy gold with fast disappearing white head. Balanced flavors of yeast and wheat with a fizzy mouthfeel and a super short astringent finish. Nice.

3.2
mike67 (1274) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2017
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy pale straw with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of funky yeast, wheat malt, spices, candy sugar and citrus fruit. Body is medium and smooth. Wheat malt, yeast, lemon grass, cotton candy and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and semi-sweet. OK brew.

3.6
JStax (7225) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2017
16 ounce can poured into a snifter. The beer is a hazy pale yellow with a white head of foam. Good head retention. Nice orange and doughy notes. Lightly fruity. A bit of an herbal finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Pretty refreshing.


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