Bottom Up Wit - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 21
Gots: 83 | FT: 1
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Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-11-2010

Our interpretation of this classic and refreshing Belgian style ale is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts. Freshly ground coriander and Curacao orange peel, along with a special Wit yeast strain, contribute wonderful orange and citrus aromas and a crisp, yet silky, mouthfeel.

14 IBU
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Ratings: 490 | Reviews: 69
Photo of Bee-Rock
4.9/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer, solid wit. Revolution simply can't be beat.

Photo of StinkyFishBoys
2.53/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I love Revolution and I hate this beer. I was tappin out at the chikangoland taphouse and Revolution came with promotional coasters and glasses. It was Yes You Can day so all cans were half off and I had already tried one of these t-swats to the domes. If you ordered a can of this in front of them, then they gave you a promo glass. My dude who already dumped and then dumped one of these down his mouth was like 'aww dood I got you' and took one for the team. Needless to say, he gave me the glass and it slipped out of my hand and shattered when I opened up the car door. We're no longer friends.

Photo of horshack7
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy and golden with an off white that's a little bit rocky two fingers thick.

Aroma: Clove, coriander, orange peel, light nutmeg. Yeasty notes and faint grapefruit towards the finish.

Taste: A good kick of spice in the front. Allspice, nutmeg, clove, fruity esters with a good dry finish.

Notes: A very good example of a Witbier and will seek this one again. Cheers.

Photo of dragonflygirl
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured lovely, drank in a wheat glass, thought it was pretty tasty.

Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I often get very similar combinations of tastes from witbiers. Not many jump out as in other styles, but Revolution does just that. The taste is big time banana, lemon, Belgian spices, and a touch of vanilla. This is super easy to drink. It would be a go to summer staple if I could get it around here. The tastes pops and lasts almost like a hefe. Really good beer.

Photo of rrenjel
2.49/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Did not have a good mouth feel

Photo of cbutova
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A- Stylistically signature heavily hazy yellow bodied pour from the can into my angled tumbler. A large, above two finger, thick and creamy white head forms with good retention. Lacing forms in rare, small spots.

S- As one would expect the yeast is the star of the aroma, if it wasn't I would be worried. A vanilla-honey-like sweetness comes to mind with strong aromas of wheat bread, floral tones, citrus zest and spices like clove, coriander and distinct peppercorn.

T- Citrus peel becomes more obvious here and apparently it is extraneously added Curacao peels but for the most part it feels well balanced besides a slight orangey tartness. Notes of cracked wheat, slight banana-clove, coriander, pink peppercorn, vanilla-sweetness and bitter grassy hay.

MF- Overall the body is light-medium thickness and the texture is not all that inspiring; it is silky but feels thin lacking a creamy or frothy feel. Carbonation ends up sort of on the low side finishing with some bitterness from the spice and zest.

A solid and well-rounded brew for an American take on a classic Belgian style. The added peel and coriander seem to get a bit strong towards the end of the experience but I feel like they enhance the brew and play off the vanilla-honey-like sweetness in the flavor well. Refreshing on this warm (doesn't feel real after this winter) night.

Photo of geocool
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an exemplary example of an under-appreciated style. Wheat, citrus, and coriander all present and in awesome balance.

Photo of krh
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Go to wit on a warm day. Nice zest, not too much banana.

Photo of ALSAIL
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasty interpretation. On tap. Lemony banana nose, hazy creamy yellow pour with nice fine head that leaves rings on the shaker glass a I drink. Creamy mouthfeel. Light wit with nice coriander spice, lemon and light malts. Very nice.

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from the can a hazy straw color with a nice white head and nice lacing.
The aroma is banana and spice and a hint of lemon and cracker.
Very tasty brew. Citrus with the nice coriander bite, a bit more banana coming through as it warms a bit. A lovely bitterly crisp finish.
Nice mouthfeel. Medium and silky smooth yet bubbly and clean.
Overall, really nice wit.

Photo of gonzo000
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this beer - a very good white.

Very smooth, nice spices, nothing overwhelming or stealing the show. Solid would revisit.

Photo of NTB315
4.74/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was so awesome!

Photo of DaneBramage
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

6-pack cans for $7.99 at my local shop, a deal that will have me going back for another 6er soon. Smooth citrus wheat ale, very drinkable in cold and warm weather. Nice mellow aftertaste reminiscent of a German wheat.

Photo of Barnoloid
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can pour. Have had this beer many times and it is a good go-to Wheat ale. Coriander and a hint of salt comes through amongst the bready yeastiness. Light orange comes into the mix, and makes this a refreshing beer that lends itself well to warm weather months.

Photo of kkleu357
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of the better wits I've had. Pale straw color. Big banana aroma. I like that the taste is mostly spice coriander and orange. Not much banana at all.

Photo of ConradSomm
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Excellent example of the style.

Photo of stephens101
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

Pale golden yellow with a bubbly, off-white topping. Lemen and wheat to the nose. A bit metallic. Tastes of coriander of course, with lemon, faint grapefruit and a little orange. Smooth but has a chalky aftertaste. A simple, yet fairly tasty reminder that the basics can still be fun.

Photo of batesiv
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Good clean finish. Not too heavy.

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clouded golden apricot body looks great wispy bright egg shell white head, fine speckled lacing down the sides of my glass. Aroma has heavy yeast driven and spicy notes of coriander and orange peel additions. The yeast notes and spice additions combine into this chalky, citric, chamomile tea like quality. Flavor has soft bitterness that tastes floral, spicy coriander, citric notes, lavender herbal quality very complex well made witbier maybe too much spice for some witbier drinkers but in my opinion it stays balanced. Mouthfeel, I've enjoyed every Revolution beer I've tasted so far, the textures here are perfect slightly creamy edge from the wheat additions, spicy adds a nice dry finish with some upfront wheat notes, bitter orange peel levels the malt layers out as well. A great food and drink beer, this would pair well with so many different dishes rosemary/garlic braised lamb, white fish, any chicken dish. Overall a complex refreshing well executed witbier canned in Chicago.

Photo of Damian
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. can acquired as an extra in a trade with mps
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a cloudy straw yellow and was topped by a frothy, two-finger tall, off-white crown. Drippy streaks of lacing coated the glass and lasted throughout the session. The head slowly dropped to a thick, foamy cap.

The aroma was intense and spot-on for the style. Loads of banana and spices. Clove and coriander were most apparent. Good dose of lemon and orange peel. Quite wheaty. Strong Belgian yeast notes came through as well. Touch of candi sugar-like sweetness. All in all, crisp, zesty and really pleasant.

The flavor profile started out really solid. A pale, doughy malt backbone anchored the beer on the front end. Tons of zesty lemon appeared in the center. Super spicy. Clove was most noticeable. Lots of wheaty character. Touch of orange peel. The beer took on an intensely bitter, lemon rind and mineral quality on the finish. Pithy and dry with hints of tea-like hops and subtle metallic notes.

On the palate, the liquid was medium bodied and contained a zippy, spritzy effervescence. Creamy, slick and smooth.

This witbier really got me thinking about the warm weather months ahead. Although the finish was a bit strange, I really enjoyed the intensity of this beer and would rank it as one of the better examples of the style.

Photo of JOHNKNEEGEEZ
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Ordered draft while waiting on a flight a O'Hare.
A: dark straw color with little head. Nice lacing with each swallow.
S: faint banana
T: coriander, clove, lemon, banana
M: light and smooth.
O: refreshing but a little harsh in it's delivery. Not a standout but a decent wit.

Photo of James773
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a clear plastic cup at the Chicago French Market. Beautiful golden color and good effervescence. Refreshing and easy drinking like a macrobrew but with more of a backbone. I couldn't pick out any flavor aside from "beer" but it was definitely hearty and satisfying. Couldn't really taste any spices at all.

Photo of Dayman766
3.3/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- Pale gold; a bit hazy, though you can still easily see through it
S- An indescribable sour-ish smell, fair amount of orange
T- Lots of orange and wheat flavors present throughout. Bit of a grainy aftertaste, not unpleasant
M- medium, though plenty of carbonation
O- Not the greatest fan of wit beers; I suppose I just prefer the comparative heartiness of full-on wheat beers. As for this beer, I felt I came to enjoy it the more I drank it - refreshing and effervescent. Certainly one of the better wit beers I've tried and better than Hoegaarden in my book.

Photo of kaplunk02
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into a pint glass

A: golden yellow with a slight haze and a nice sized off-white head.

S: Smells of wheat and lemon with a bit of banana and coriander. Pretty typical of the style I think.

T: Tastes a bit tart in line with the lemon aroma and very grainy with a bit of floral and citrus notes.

M: I really like the carbonation and texture of this. Goes down really smooth and really compliments the citrus flavors.

O: I tend to go for Belgian Strong and Wit beers so I, no doubt, am a bit biased but I could definitely keep coming back for more of this one. That being said, there are other ones out there that I think I like a bit more.

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Bottom Up Wit from Revolution Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.