Optimal Wit - Port City Brewing
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Reviews by Cresant:
3.69/5 rDev -1.3%
Poured this 12 oz. into a footed tulip glass. No date. This one was a gift, I would never have purchased this one on my own due to this not being a favorite style. The body was clear, with a bright yellowy-gold color. The bright white head dissipated quickly.
The smell was cloves and fresh grain.
The taste was white peppercorns and spicy yeast. There was a snap of wheat. Crisp tartness was so refreshing and tasty! I enjoyed this one much more than I had anticipated.
The mouthfeel was medium to light in density. Adequate carbonation. Easy to drink and quite nice.
09-29-2013 22:49:01 | More by Cresant
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3.88/5 rDev +3.7%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #62 (Mar 2012):
LOOK: Hazy golden
SMELL: Doughy, coriander, ripe plum, orange peel, earthy, floral, yeast
TASTE: Smooth, nutty, biscuity grain, yeast, coriander, mild bitterness, peppery, orange pith, faint saltiness, ripe fruit, spicy, grainy finish
Brewed to style with all the right bells and whistles going off, meaning that it does not taste like you have walked down the soap aisle in a department store. The use of grains of paradise adds that needed depth that most American brewed Witbiers lack.
01-17-2013 03:46:40 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.43/5 rDev -8.3%
LOOK: Dirty blonde, cloudy, near opaque, foamy white head that fizzes away
SMELL: Powdery, floral, citric rinds, perfumey, yeast, grain husks
TASTE: Firm, oaty fullness and flavor, wheat, citric snap, orange peel, sweet bready grains, coriander, yeasty, earthy, dry floury finish
A bit heavier and darker than most traditional Witbiers, and it's missing that crisp, dry and effervescent edge that I've come to expect. Whatever percentage of oats they used seems to overpower a bit too much as well; lending too much flavor and body. Still, not bad.
04-21-2012 02:28:36 | More by Todd
4/5 rDev +7%
Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.
Pours yellow/golden with some darker tones. Light foaming. Wheaty smell, notes of citrus in the nose. Taste is a rich full wheat flavor with a light citrus lemon mouthfeel. Very smooth. Minor rind taste. Very good.
12-11-2012 12:22:31 | More by KTCamm
Optimal Wit from Port City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.