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Bottom Up Wit - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 381
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 11.38%
Wants: 10
Gots: 35 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-11-2010)
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3.93/5  rDev +6.5%

Served in a tumbler.

So, does only one person get to drink then...? Anyway, this stuf pours a lightly hazy pale brass topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises coriander, light black pepper, cracked wheat, lemon zest, orange zest, and a touch of cardamom. The taste brings in more of the same, with those orange tones really pulling their weights here. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally crisp (if still a touch wet) finish. Overall, a very nice, very refreshing little witbier.

TMoney2591, May 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.93/5  rDev +6.5%

I've heard servers tell people this beer is "Like Blue Moon for grown-ups". I enjoy the mild spiciness and citrus notes, but I occasionally get a sulfidic "twang" in the back of the throat following my first few gulps. I've noticed this more when the beer is really fresh. It's appearance when freshly tapped looks more like pale OJ than a beer, other than the wonderful froth that sticks around for quite some time. When in this state, the yeast is almost too much, and contributes to the aforementioned twang. Their beer always seems fresh (probably because it is), but this one benefits from sitting in the tank a few extra days. Ask the bartender if it's a new batch or not prior to committing to 16 oz. When I've ordered it outside the Logan Square brewpub (which it's starting to pop up in several other spots) this hasn't been a problem.

Hopfist, Sep 20, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev -7%

Had on tap at the Village Tap for their Local Tap Takeover. Served in an 8 oz. taster glass.

A: Pours a very hazy light straw color with a nice half finger white head that subsides in a light film ring.

S: Smells of subtle yeast and wheat with some nice pepper spice and citrus esters.

T: Typical bubblegum yeast with a spiced backbone. Some coriander and light pepper with a decent amount of citrus, but nothing to substantial.

M: While it went down nicely, there was absolutely no taste left on the palate. It's as if I didn't even drink it. Very odd.

O: A decent witbier, but I would pass on it given another opportunity. The mouthfeel really did it in for me and the flavors were kind of muted.

Treebs, Sep 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

My first beer of the day. Served in a standard shaker, the beer is a hazy sunshine yellow with a farily dense and clingy white head.
It has a fresh and inviting aroma of wheat, orange and spices.

The taste is of citrus, wheat, coriander, white pepper and some flowery hints in the finish.

The mouth is slick with midlevel carbonation. I think this a pretty good example of the style and I would have no problem repeating this one.

Redrover, Apr 25, 2011
Photo of Thorpe429
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a very hazy yellowish color with a bit of gold to it. Nice white head and a bit of lacing as it falls. The nose is really nice and does a superb job hitting all the hot points in the style with a great wheat base along with some nice orange and a slight bit of coriander. Great balance between everything. The taste is the same, offering a bit of sweetness and the perfect amount of coriander and citrus peel to complement. Good body; a bit creamy. Drinks quite well. I really enjoyed this. One of the better wits I've had in a long time.

Thorpe429, Jan 04, 2011
Bottom Up Wit from Revolution Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 381 ratings.