Bottom Up Wit | Revolution Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of this classic and refreshing Belgian style ale is brewed with pilsner and wheat malts. Freshly ground coriander and Curacao orange peel, along with a special Wit yeast strain, contribute wonderful orange and citrus aromas and a crisp, yet silky, mouthfeel.

14 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 02-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
604
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.46%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
133
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChicagoCane2001
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Noooddle
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sappyjoker
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tracker83
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of untitledeuphoria
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hey everyone.

This wit pours quite possibly the most beautiful hazy glow I've seen in recent memory. Pear and pineapple shades with a giant head, leaving skirted lace in forms of what can only be described as ancient language. Only thing I'd like to see different is some sediment, otherwise it'd be a five.

Smells like a Wit! Has orange candy-ish aromas, with clove and coriander, dusty wheat, and hay barn. It's a little musky, but that's the character of Witbiers. Nothing off here at all.

Flavors, well they're within Witbier territory but a little underwhelming. Quite a bit of ash underneath everything else - which happens to consist of some durham wheat, stiff corianders, rosemary, and a little banana. It keeps punching me in the mouth with harsh and unrelenting metallic ash tones. If i could change one thing I'd get rid of that completely.

Feel is slim and only marginally creamy, with a slight chalkiness and a mild carbonation.

Overall, this Witbier puts on a good show but when it's time to take her to bed, it goes south. I would have liked to pick up another one from my trip to test at a later date, but alas I only got one. I'm not too wrecked over it.

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Photo of buckyp
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bammer21
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had at Frontera at OHare airport. Pretty standard wit. Nice golden color with a head that dissipated rather quickly. I thought this had a nice spice to it though unlike other wits. Very good beer, although not surprised from this brewery.

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Photo of mpgrif2
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Josbor11
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBass
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a yellowish golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger white head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A spicy and fruity Belgian style aroma with a scent of spice and citrus. Belgian yeast with a scent of pepper, clove, and coriander. Citrus fruit hints of orange peel and lemon zest. Malt scent of wheat, grains, and cracker. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a spicy and fruity Belgian style taste with notes of spice and citrus. Belgian yeast with notes of clove, pepper, and coriander. Citrus fruit notes of orange peel and lemon zest. Malt notes of wheat, cracker, and grains. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty solid take on a Witbier. Nice spicy yeast and citrus notes.

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 6/26/2016 at Flynn’s in Mansfield, MA, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a light yellow color, with a large white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, Belgian yeast, spices, citrus, light caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of wheat, Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. Then some sweet flavors of coriander and orange come in. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of mds1101
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.12/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz can "filled 05-13-2016" poured into a chilled pint glass.
A cloudy light yellow body floats a 1/2 inch white head. Head persists some and provides a clumpy lacing.
Clove and coriander spice joins lemon peel aromas that include a sour hint. Flavors match with malt included.
Mouthfeel is thin, almost watery, but clean and dry.

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Markc72
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximalC
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky straw color with a meager white cap. Aroma smells of coriander, clove, and a light, lemony twang--just what you’d expect from a witbier.

The taste follows the nose, featuring coriander, clove, some wheat, and a sharp, yeasty bite. Hints of bubblegum poke through amidst the spices. Medium-light body and high carbonation make for an aggressive mouthfeel that’s almost too much.

Overall, this is a solid but unremarkable witbier. It’s actually more evocative of a hefeweizen than most wits, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Looks like I’ll have to keep waiting to find a Revolution brew that matches their reputation...

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Bottom Up Wit from Revolution Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 604 ratings.
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