Optimal Wit - Port City Brewing
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Reviews by BryanCarey:
3.43/5 rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Golden in color and cloudy, this Belgian white ale has a nose that is mild, with scents of citrus, clove, and bread. The head of foam is moderate at first, but falls apart in a short time.
This ale offers flavors of wheat, pale malt, clove, light spice, yeast, and grains. The body is medium to light and there is a certain mineral- like quality that shows up part- way through. It isn’t bad, but it is different from other beers of this syle. The finish is a little lighter that I prefer and a tad watery, but still okay.
Port City’s Optimal Wit is a nice, easy- drinking and acceptable wheat beer. I don’t find it anything incredible, but it is a good effort from Port City and it does seem like a good beer to serve as a summer refresher.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2012 23:23:40 | More by BryanCarey
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3.1/5 rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
First had: on tap at the brewery
Cloudy, pale, golden-colored liquid with a small cap of foamy white head that receded to a ringlet. Light aroma, toasted wheat, citrus zest, faint Belgian yeast. Taste of toasted grains, bready yeast, essence of orange blossom and light coriander, as would be expected of the style. Body was light, mouthfeel was thin, but there was nothing off or offensive, so it was pretty drinkable if you're a fan of the style, even if not the best there is out there.
Serving type: on-tap
11-30-2013 07:51:39 | More by Rifugium
Optimal Wit from Port City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.