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Bottom Up Wit | Revolution Brewing

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3.71/5
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605 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#27,924
Reviews:
81
Ratings:
605
pDev:
11.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
138
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 605 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of Josbor11
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBass
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
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 +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dexterk1
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
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 -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Markc72
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MaximalC
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
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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Photo of DMcGirr
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy pale gold with a nice frothy white head that stuck around for a decent amount of time.

Smell had notes of coriander, spice, orange, orange zest, belgian yeasty funk, and wheat.

Taste follows the nose with notes of wheat and belgian yeast initially followed by complimentary notes of orange, orange zest, coriander and a slight peppery finish. Didn't really get the banana some other people got, but this isn't the same as a hefeweizen, so I wasn't expecting the same profile.

Nice feel - smooth, drinkable, medium carbonation.

Overall a nice beer from Revolution. One of my preferred offerings from them in terms of drinkability on a summer day.

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Photo of TitoLounge
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of basaywhat
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours cloudy yellow gold with a white head. Aroma of citrus, orange peel, yeast and grain. Flavour is light to moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

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Photo of drstalker
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcrawford
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed on a second and third tasting, and my rating changes little.
Bottom Up looks like the style.
But the spices, while present in the smell, are more prominent in the taste. But the mouth does become more silky, as advertised.
And Bottom Up did its job after after 2 hours of doubles in the hot sun and, in the 2nd & 3rd tasting, with a mild summer dinner.

How to improve Bottom Up?
Revolution specializes in darker and hoppy beers (hoppier than I tend to like, although I have minor complaints about Revolution's hop abuse.) But when they attempt a Belgian style, they need to focus more on getting the yeast right.
I like Revolution for reasons other than interpreting a Belgian style. But if they work on the yeast, richer flavors will come out.

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Photo of colinuthe
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slipperysoup
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiffpanman
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottom Up Wit from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 605 ratings
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