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Bottom Up Wit - Revolution Brewing Company

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Reviews: 65
Hads: 525
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 8.51%
Wants: 22
Gots: 108 | FT: 2
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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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Reviews: 65 | Hads: 525
Photo of SaltofOH
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can dated 7/9/15 Pilsner glass.

A: pours a hazy gold, mild effervescence, two fingers bright white head, decent retention, very nice lacing.

S: Spices definitely come through on the nose; sweet maltiness, yeast, and clove.

T: lightly sweet arrival, spicing as kicks up across the middle, almond with the sweetness. Light bitterness to a fruity and incredibly clean finish.

M: lighter side of mid-bodied; prickly, but no carb to speak of. Exceptionally clean for an ale.

O: not a style I drink much of, but I'd put this ahead of Hoegaarden. Quite refreshing and summery. (577 characters)

Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden orange with a thick, bright white head that leaves lacing. A very light smelling wit with banana and spices. A very refreshing and light bodied wit with nice fruit and yeast combo. Definitely not a European, but good. (241 characters)

Photo of AllDayIPA23
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a trade recently. First time I had tried anything from this Brewery, and typically I don't drink this type of beer...Really enjoyed what they did here. Haven't had a ton of this style to compare, but was quite refreshing with good flavor. Could definitely drink a few of these. (289 characters)

Photo of nicholas2121
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottom Up Wit brewed by Revolution Brewing Company, with an ABV of 5.0% This brew pours out a cloudy amber color with a nice white head. This is a an unfiltered brew, you can not see though it. The smell of this brew is nice with grain and malts. You also pick up a nice sweetness in this brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You pick up on spices, malts , and grains. There is is also a nice sweetness at the end of this brew. Revolution Brewing Company did a nice job with this one, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. Bottom Up Wit has a nice balance to it. The mouthfeel of Bottom Up Wit is bold and rich. Overall I'm giving Bottom Up Wit a 4.5 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. I like how this brew is different from most brews on the market. (786 characters)

Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottom Up Wit - Revolution Brewing Company. Oured from the can into a weixen glass, this brew's head is three fingers thick, solid lacing, and a hazy golden body.

Smells like a bit of citrus among a backbone of lively grains.

I taste a nice touch of orange peel and banana esters. Also, a smaller amount of the coriander mentioned on the can.

Mouthfeel here is crisp and smooth.

Overall, I choose to give Bottom Up Wit - Revolution Brewing Company a 4.5. This is a very decent wheat style by Revolution Brewing out of Chicago. Give this product and brewery a try! (596 characters)

Photo of StinkyFishBoys
2.53/5  rDev -34.8%
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. (599 characters)

Photo of horshack7
3.92/5  rDev +1%
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. (389 characters)

Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev +7%
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. (372 characters)

Photo of cbutova
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
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. (1,352 characters)

Photo of ALSAIL
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
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. (232 characters)

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
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. (367 characters)

Photo of DaneBramage
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
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. (219 characters)

Photo of Barnoloid
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (260 characters)

Photo of kkleu357
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
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. (152 characters)

Photo of stephens101
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

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. (291 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (991 characters)

Photo of Damian
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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. (1,349 characters)

Photo of JOHNKNEEGEEZ
3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
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. (275 characters)

Photo of James773
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
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. (316 characters)

Photo of Dayman766
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
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. (561 characters)

Photo of kaplunk02
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
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. (659 characters)

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a becker pint. Reviewed from notes.

Imposing white foam caps the hazy golden-orange body, standard fare for the style. The white stuff settles to a thin film at a leisurely pace, leaving behind good flecks and tendrils of lace.

This Wit is more on the heavy end of the wheat spectrum as opposed to spicy when it comes to aroma. Just the slightest hint of banana with a decent burst of clove.

The drink starts with that sweet wheat bread flavor and a bit of banana, mid-palate is where the spiciness of clove and even some white pepper and earthiness start to play around. The finish has more of the play on the wheat bread and soft banana than anything else. I like it!

This beer is pretty smooth, light-medium body, and just the slightest tingle from carb noticed on the tongue.

This Wit certainly did not blow me away, although this style will rarely do that to me. I thought it was appropriate, maybe a little soft on the Wit flavors, while that wheat malt really stands out on the palate. (1,008 characters)

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Cloudy straw-yellow, eager white head, lots of bubbles.

S: Orange, a bit of lemon, mild coriander. Standard witbier.

T: Oranges, coriander, pretty floral up front, but substantially mixed with a grainy flavor especially in the aftertaste, which reminds me of beers from my college days. It's good, but could use some refinement.

M: Some sips are super creamy, some are highly effervescent. Either way, it works with the palate.

O: Good witbier, I dig the cans, but in the end not the best bang for your buck. (515 characters)

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A finger of white head sits on top of a straw yellow body. The head disappears in a couple of minutes. No lacing.

Wheat and yeast.

Wheat and yeast with a little sweet grass.

The mouthfeel is great. Light-medium bodied, very refreshing. Carbonation slightly bites the tip of the tongue. (289 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of lemons, a bit of spice. Taste is spices, lemons, some wheat, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and althought not the most flavorful wit out there, not a bad beer overall. (322 characters)

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Bottom Up Wit from Revolution Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.