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Optimal Wit - Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
84
good

199 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 02-04-2011)
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-30-2013 15:10:01 | More by Gatordaddy
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ZachKelly

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

10-27-2013 23:50:41 | More by ZachKelly
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rderedin

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

10-26-2013 21:34:31 | More by rderedin
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

10-25-2013 02:36:41 | More by laxer8811
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

10-23-2013 00:17:14 | More by clfrost
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drt72

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-11-2013 23:46:07 | More by drt72
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FilumDee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

10-05-2013 21:14:55 | More by FilumDee
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-02-2013 00:16:11 | More by apasternak
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 22:49:01 | More by Cresant
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joek440

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-18-2013 20:13:59 | More by joek440
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Mrbseward

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-12-2013 00:08:08 | More by Mrbseward
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dieBlume

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-11-2013 22:57:43 | More by dieBlume
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kjmass

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-07-2013 21:47:14 | More by kjmass
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

355ml bottle as a gift brought home from Virginia:
Hazy, light, golden colour with a thin, white head that consists of tonnes of tiny bubbles and stays well for a minute or so.

Spicy notes initially with some yeast and lemon coming through along with it. There is a strong smell of coriander that follows this and some bananas and orange peel.

Strong wheat and yeast flavours with some banana and clove to kick things off with. There is hints of coriander in the taste too along with a bit of citrus lemon and some orange zest.

Light medium with some spice and a citrus tang along with a relatively creamy and smooth taste, coupled with strong carbonation.

Miles better than I was expecting and I knew it was going to be a nice beer before I tried it. All the usual suspects are there for the style but they come together great and the beer is a cracker.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 20:39:04 | More by flyingpig
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Sonofalime

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

09-02-2013 19:48:07 | More by Sonofalime
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HattedClassic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-01-2013 18:13:22 | More by HattedClassic
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Hockey_Fan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-01-2013 02:06:17 | More by Hockey_Fan
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-23-2013 01:59:34 | More by erialbill
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-22-2013 20:19:25 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Nitty703

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-18-2013 02:28:44 | More by Nitty703
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-16-2013 01:57:55 | More by EBeckett3
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-12-2013 16:54:36 | More by alysmith4
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smb71481

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

08-12-2013 02:37:35 | More by smb71481
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bdl10

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-12-2013 01:11:20 | More by bdl10
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rorjets

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

08-09-2013 20:01:21 | More by rorjets
Optimal Wit from Port City Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.