Optimal Wit - Port City Brewing
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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
3.8/5 rDev +1.6%
On tap at Pizzeria Paradiso, served in a tulip glass - Old Town, Alexandria, VA (3/2011):
The appeared a bright, hazy, light golden color with a nice white, foamy head that was well-retained and settled into a spotty cap and some nice lacing. The beer looked as expected for the style.
The beer gave off the typical wheat-ish aroma, with hints of yeast/bread, orange and some other spices. The aroma was good, not overpowering, but solid.
The taste of the beer was good, followed the nose really well. The yeast/bread/barley was the first thing that was tasted, followed by a nice hint of the spices. The only problem that I had with the beer is that it got a little watered down at the end. I have never experienced that before, so I am not really sure what to think of it.
The beer had a light feel to it. The beer was very smooth and clean, good carbonation and easy to drink.
03-09-2011 16:43:14 | More by PhillyStyle
Optimal Wit from Port City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.