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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   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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4.3
GSanner (2) - - JUN 27, 2017 does not count
Smooth and easy to drink. Tastes well with most food items. Nice even spiced taste as well ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
flying_pig (1628) - 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.

4.2
tsd08460 (1224) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2016
bottle from the brewery Aroma: Belgian yeast, orange, coriander Appearance: hazy pale golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, clean finish Tasty

4
keanex (1799) - 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
JDBaker11058 (2336) - 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
Vir4030 (603) - 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
OnTheTrail (560) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
hazy white appearance. Aroma- orange, spice some tangerine. Taste - spicy and bready

3.9
Travlr (25876) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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
closey22 (2032) - 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
tomciccateri (1033) - 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.


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