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Optimal Wit | Port City Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.77/5
Very Good
388 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port City Brewing
Virginia, United States
portcitybrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Thorpe429 on 02-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,743
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
388
pDev:
10.34%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
106
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 388 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Emersonio
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjmiller718
4.58/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BobbyBill
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fours straight across the board. This is a solid wit. I use this beer as a "gateway" to Craft Beer for newbies. Just enough coriander flavor to be true to style and excessively drinkable. Great VA Wit.

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Photo of Dur921
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of srw
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ecmoon3
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mush
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Herze
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesGrove
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of csurowiec
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of terpdog
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThinkAgain
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noooddle
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chvck1
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthemark
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazt white appearance. Aroma - orange, spice, some tangerine. Taste - spicy and bready.

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Photo of ghirsh
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nigeldazooman
3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GordieF
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of obywan59
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale, faintly golden yellow. Cloudy, but transparent. 1 finger white head that settles quickly leaving a but of shrinking lacing.

Coriander and clove in the forefront with a followup of banana.

Ditto in the taste, but the clove and banana seem seem to have stronger presence Tart wheat sets it all off.

Crisp and peppery. Moderate in body. Slightly astringent and slightly warming.

Well done in my opinion. It seems to hold to the style well. Quaffable and well balanced. I would try it again.

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Photo of rjs246
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very nice Wit. Refreshing drink on a hot day.

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Photo of bigbluebeerguy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Optimal Wit from Port City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 388 ratings
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