Optimal Wit - Port City Brewing
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Reviews by drizzam:
3.98/5 rDev +6.4%
A - A cloudy light orange body is topped by a fluffy one finger head. Head retention is average and some spotty lacing is left down the inside of my glass. Looks like pretty much any other witbier I've had.
S - Wheat, citrus and coriander, with a slightly spicy note on the back end.
T & M - The wheat backbone is followed by nice accents of coriander, orange peel, and a nice little peppery twang toward the back end to give it a little spice. Light bodied with a clean, albeit slightly spicy finish. This is a very crisp brew.
D - A very enjoyable example of a Witbier. My first foray into the world of Port City Brewing, and so far I'm impressed.
06-15-2011 01:04:34 | More by drizzam
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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.