White Rabbit - Independence Brewing Co.
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2.86/5 rDev -19.4%
33.8 fl oz brown glass Eagle Rock Brewing growler with swingtop filled earlier tonight at The Growler Room. Cost of the fill was $3.50 USD. Reviewed live. Expectations are low given the banter I overheard about this beer from the lads at The Growler Room. (It was likened to urine). Reviewed as a witbier because it's clearly identified as such on Independence's website.
Served cold - straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: No bubble show forms as I pour.
Pours a one finger wide head of white colour. Okay creaminess and thickness. No lacing as the head recedes. Head retention is subpar - about 1 minute.
Body colour is a cloudy lemon-yellow. Translucent. Nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible.
Par for the style. Not unique or special. There are no obvious flaws.
Sm: Lemon zest/lemon peel. Clean wheat. Clean barley. Banana. Bavarian yeast; it really doesn't feel like Belgian yeast. Minimal hop presence; I do get some floral and vaguely fruity notes.
No alcohol is detectable.
Within style conventions. A pleasant aroma of mild to moderate strength.
T: Wow, that's shockingly bland for a witbier. I get clean generic wheat, one-dimensional banana, and lemon fruit & esters. Clean barley. Minimal generic floral/fruity hops. Quite boring for a witbier; I mean it hits the very very basics but never goes beyond the essentials. Surprisingly shallow depth of flavour. Below average duration and intensity of flavour. Okay balance; it's certainly cohesive, but I wouldn't call it gestalt. A very colour-by-numbers build for a witbier. I'm unimpressed.
No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Somewhat refreshing. Slightly overcarbonated. Okay body and thickness. Suits the flavour profile alright in a general sense. Doesn't feel custom-tailored to it. Should be softer.
Not oily, gushed, harsh, hot, boozy, astringent, buttery, or rough.
Dr: Downable but forgettable. A decent attempt at a witbier from Independence, but ultimately there's just nothing interesting about it. I wouldn't get this again unless it was the only decent option at a minimalist bar. I wouldn't recommend it to friends. Well priced for its quality at $3.50 USD per 33.8 fl oz. Probably the cheapest growler fill I'll ever get. An average witbier from Independence.
10-06-2013 04:56:55 | More by kojevergas
3.73/5 rDev +5.1%
The beer poured a slightly hazy straw yellow with a significant white head that left very little lacing. The aroma held the typical spices and fruity Belgian yeast esters that are typical of the style. The taste followed suit with the coriander and citrus notes you would expect, and they faded to a slightly bitter wheaty finish. I was really enjoying the spicy fruity start to this brew and found this witbier to be light and satisfying. The light carbonation danced on my tongue to keep me coming back for more of this refreshing brew. Definitely an ample antidote to the heat of summer.
06-02-2014 21:13:06 | More by brurevu
White Rabbit from Independence Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.