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Bottom Up Wit | Revolution Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by emerge077 on 02-11-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
575
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
11.49%
 
 
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Reviews: 75 | Ratings: 575
Photo of GrumpyGas
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz can "filled 05-13-2016" poured into a chilled pint glass.
A cloudy light yellow body floats a 1/2 inch white head. Head persists some and provides a clumpy lacing.
Clove and coriander spice joins lemon peel aromas that include a sour hint. Flavors match with malt included.
Mouthfeel is thin, almost watery, but clean and dry.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky straw color with a meager white cap. Aroma smells of coriander, clove, and a light, lemony twang--just what you’d expect from a witbier.

The taste follows the nose, featuring coriander, clove, some wheat, and a sharp, yeasty bite. Hints of bubblegum poke through amidst the spices. Medium-light body and high carbonation make for an aggressive mouthfeel that’s almost too much.

Overall, this is a solid but unremarkable witbier. It’s actually more evocative of a hefeweizen than most wits, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Looks like I’ll have to keep waiting to find a Revolution brew that matches their reputation...

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Photo of FBarber
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy pale gold with a nice frothy white head that stuck around for a decent amount of time.

Smell had notes of coriander, spice, orange, orange zest, belgian yeasty funk, and wheat.

Taste follows the nose with notes of wheat and belgian yeast initially followed by complimentary notes of orange, orange zest, coriander and a slight peppery finish. Didn't really get the banana some other people got, but this isn't the same as a hefeweizen, so I wasn't expecting the same profile.

Nice feel - smooth, drinkable, medium carbonation.

Overall a nice beer from Revolution. One of my preferred offerings from them in terms of drinkability on a summer day.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours cloudy yellow gold with a white head. Aroma of citrus, orange peel, yeast and grain. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed on a second tasting, and my rating changes little.
Bottom Up's darker color sets it apart from the style.
But the spices, while present in the smell, are more prominent in the taste.
I's like to see this brewery that specializes in darker beers and more hops than I like actually start to focus on the yeast when it attempts a Belgian style.
I like Revolution for reasons other than Belgian.
And Bottom Up did its job after after 2 hours of doubles in the hot sun.
But, work on the yeast and the flavors will come out.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can was poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: A two finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale yellow color with some clarity and vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Coriander, herbal, citrus, Belgian yeast, vanilla, wheaty, and apple.

Taste: Nice and fluffy flavors. Very traditional witbier taste and very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, refreshing, medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: Pretty nice take on the witbier style. In a can too. I'll revisit this one again in the future.

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Photo of DeFaz
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light orange color. Cloudy with minimal lacing and head retention. Smell consists of spice (I can't decipher--maybe clove) and banana. Taste is rather spicy with more banana and lemon, and the bubbly mouthfeel makes this even more biting. Nice creamy texture. Overall a good but not great beer that is pretty affordable.

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Photo of jlindros
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a large fizzy fluffy 2+ finger head that fades semi slowly, big messy lacing, hazy sediment laden all over.

Nose nice creamy wheat, raw gristy malt, little grainy toasty, with a juicy malt, into fruity mild citrus, little yeasty note, with peppery phenols, mild spices, fruity esters, yeast sludge.

Taste has a mild sweet creamy wheat, toasty gristy malt with raw wheat. Then esters, fruity, little banana, faint spices, light phenols, yeasty again as well, raw earthy yeast notes. Little bitterness, drier finish, bit more creamy wheat and lingering bitter herbal grassy hops.

Mouth med to lighter bod, nice carb.

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Photo of bobhits
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It's odd, getting ready to review this one, I honestly was ready to say this was a hefe that was mislabeled, but as I started to take notes, the clove and banna flavors subsided and the light pepper and slight sour notes came out backed by the citrus and grain flavors. The end result is a very refreshing and well put together wit.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can

Typical aroma for a Wit beer - wheat and a bit of herbal Belgian yeast esters. Taste follows with the same flavors, earthy yet fairly easy to drink. Flavors aren't as strong in the taste. Higher carbonation

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Photo of SaltofOH
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Photo of AllDayIPA23
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.48/5  rDev +17%
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.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
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!

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Photo of horshack7
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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Photo of cbutova
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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Photo of ALSAIL
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of DaneBramage
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.02/5  rDev +5%
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.

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Photo of kkleu357
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of stephens101
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Bottom Up Wit from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.