Coronado Brewing Co. Orange Ave Wit

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Beer type: California Wit
Alcohol Level: 5.2%
Brewed By: Coronado Brewing Company
IBU: 15

Even though it’s almost September, it still feels like the middle of the summer with this heat. So what better way to cope with a hot, 100+ heat index day than by drinking a nice wit beer. Today’s is Coronado Brewing Company Orange Ave Wit. It’s your typical Belgian Wit style brewed by the Coronado Brewing Company out of Coronado, California.

This beer is like any good wit, it has a smell and taste of orange and coriander along with a semi-sweet aftertaste. It’s a refreshing beer that’s easy to drink (especially after walking outside in the heat). Coronado Brewing Company says to, “Expect a refreshing, light-bodied brew rife with citrus zing and a hint of earthy spice.” I’ve always been a fan of wit beers so this one is definitely one I’d have again. Plus, this same brewery makes a really good amber ale called Mermaid’s Red. Hopefully, I’ll review that one soon.

Cheers

Tighthead Brewing Co. GoGo Wit

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Beer type: Belgian Wit
Alcohol Level: 5%
Brewed By: Tighthead Brewing Company
IBU: 18

Tighthead Brewing Company is based out of Mundelein, IL and has been brewing since 2011. I’ve never been to Mundelein before, but if I went, Tighthead Brewing Company would be the reason. Plus, they have some pretty cool looking art on their cans…I respect that.

The GoGo Wit is definitely your traditional Belgian Wit/White. A Wit/White is always a refreshing beer because it’s not too bitter and it has a lot of flavor to it. This beer has a sweet aroma to it with hints of orange/coriander in the taste. It has a very small bitterness to it in the aftertaste. Overall, I’m very impressed with this beer. Wits are some of my favorite beers, and this one just went on my favorite list.

Revolution Bottom Up Wit

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Beer type: Wit
Alcohol Level: 5%
Brewed By: Revolution Brewing
IBU: 23

Review

Revolution Bottom Up Wit is one of my favorites from Revolution and any craft brewery around. A wit is just a Belgian Style Wheat Ale, different from a US Wheat Beer like a Blue Moon. Usually, if you like Blue Moon, you’d like this beer and probably like it better. It has an amazing sweet aroma and it has an easy drinkability. I’d always recommend this beer to friends who are out of town or who are newer to craft beer.

Revolution is an amazing brewery. They’re based out of Chicago and both their brew pub and their brewery is close to where I live. Not only do they brew great beer, but they have some pretty awesome merch. Yeah….I bought two pins for my backpack and I have a pair of Rev Brew drinking glasses (No Shame). Along with that, the movie Drinking Buddies was filmed in their brewery! Great movie, great beer, enough said.