Optimal Wit
Port City Brewing

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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #81
ABV:
5%
Score:
85
Ranked #28,402
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 10.61%
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
426
From:
Port City Brewing
 
Virginia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by taxandbeerguy:
Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Review from notes, 473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. LCBO purchase for $3.60 CDN.

Appearance - Super pale, super clear golden color. A finger and a half of egg shell white coloured foam rests on top. Above average spidery lacing and nice bubbling action from within.

Smell - Coriander and oranges mostly, lots of wheat. Some clove and a slight bit of banana and bubblegum sweetness, showing more depth than many.

Taste - Wheat, robust orange and coriander. The citrus balances things nicely here. Less banana and bubblegum than on the the nose.

Mouthfeel - Easy drinking beer, super smooth and would be particularly good on a hot day.

Overall - It's not St. Bernardus, but Optimal Wit, is very solid and scores well across the board, making it a beer I would return to if it appeared again in some warmer weather.

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Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Funky, yeasty, bready, malty, yellow, and frothy four-finger head, are descriptors you don't want to hear come out of the mouth of an ob/gyn, but are optimal words for a Witbier. Indeed aptly named, Optimal wit checks all the marks for a delicious witbier.

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Photo of stevoj
2.98/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Draft at Yard House-Springfield. Light bodied wit (I know, right?). Pale, hazy golden with minimal head. Aroma also very faint, taste brings this into the zone, but just. Finishes flat, chalky mouth fell. Almost there....

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Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GFD400
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

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4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a light hazy amber with a modest white head that lasts and leaves lacing. In the nose, it is a touch of yeast and a bit of, er, bubble gum. In the mouth, it is light and refreshing. Nice!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.57/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Optimal Wit from Port City Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 426 ratings