Optimal Wit - Port City Brewing
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Ratings: 205 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Todd:
3.43/5 rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2012 02:28:36 | More by Todd
More User Reviews:
3.91/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had on draft at Dry 85
A-Pours hazy pale golden with small white head. Spotty lacing.
S-Orange/Coriander aroma, medium body, medium carbonation, and pretty good small bubble lacing.
T-Taste is coriander, orange, spice (mostly grains of paradise), some floral, some grassy, some lemon, with crisp finish.
M-Mouthfeel has a medium body, medium carbonation, and pretty good small bubble lacing.
O-The beer has a fair amount of complexity (especially for the style) and flavor, pretty enjoyable. Nice local beer.
Serving type: on-tap
07-07-2014 17:43:33 | More by reebtaerG
4.09/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Pouring into a pilsner glass, light pale straw. Becomes pale golden with addition of yeast sediment. Fine cream head, and very fine lacing.
S: Citrus zestiness, coriander spicing, and some grainy aromatics. Nothing overpowering.
M: Nicely balanced and refreshing from beginning to end. Smooth, creamy and finely carbonated. Could be a little snappier to start, but finishes with a perfect dryness fro the style accompanied by a subtle tartness.
T: Very grassy with pith appeal. Pear, some apricot, coriander, faint honeydew aspect make it only mildly sweet. Not the most adventurous, but very very solid. Its sessionability and refreshing quality is on-point.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 22:59:26 | More by orcrist_cleaver
Optimal Wit from Port City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.