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White Rabbit - Independence Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Independence Brewing Co. visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kojevergas on 10-06-2013)
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-02-2014 03:58:31 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-11-2014 23:18:54 | More by Texasfan549
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kojevergas

Texas

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.

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10-06-2013 04:56:55 | More by kojevergas
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%

Another CAN courtesy of the wondrous @JenRay, who knows and understands the importance of The CANQuest (TM)!

From the CAN: "Drink Me"; "Venture down the rabbit hols to experience White Rabbit, a delightfully hazy Belgian-style White Ale delicately spiced with orange zest, coriander and peppercorns. A pleasure to imbibe and a wonder to behold, White Rabbit demands you think and taste for yourself."; "Founded in Austin, Texas in 2004, Independence Brewing Co. is devoted to brewing boldly, living frrely, and creating original, hand-crafted ales of un[CAN]promising flavor and quality."; "Handcrafted in Austin, Texas".

It is too easy, but "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane is the soundtrack as I segue into the Crack! It goes off without a hitch and the inverted Glug produces a brief finger of foamy, bone-white head which behaves like it was pop and quickly dissipates. Color is a cloudy lemon-yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4). Nose smells especially of the orange zest, but I also get the coriander and a musty, yeasty scent as well. Mouthfeel is thin-to-medium and out of nowhere, the one-two combination of coriander followed by peppercorns takes me completely by surprise and I almost coughed with my mouth filled with beer as a result. Phew! Man, if you are a fan of "Ale Brewed With Spices" as delineated on the side of the CAN, you will get a real kick out of this. As for me, I found it a little bit over the top for my taste, but YMMV. Finish was Arid Extra Dry thanks to all of the spices inherent in this Rabbit. Wild, but not really my cuppa tea.

05-26-2014 22:04:20 | More by woodychandler
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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Hawaii

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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -15.5%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-13-2013 01:02:50 | More by Jame515
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Texas

4/5  rDev +12.7%

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Texas

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Texas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Texas

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Texas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

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jngrizzaffi

Texas

3.91/5  rDev +10.1%

Pours hazy golden color with 2 finger width foamy head that quickly dissipates. Mild to moderate lacing on side of the glass. Orange peel aroma with hints of coriander. Taste is orange peels up from, followed by a strong coriander taste. Very mild bitterness. Slightly sour aftertaste. Good beer and very characteristic of the style.

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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White Rabbit from Independence Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.