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Optimal Wit - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good

60 Reviews
THE BROS
83
good

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Reviews: 60
Hads: 291
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 8.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 02-04-2011

No notes at this time.
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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

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Optimal Wit from Port City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.