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Rock Bottom White Ale - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 13.91%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jsprain1 on 12-19-2011

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 11
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Photo of tkelley
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Large draft bought at the Minneapolis airport near gate C1.

A - very pale. Not a lot of head . Very hazy body.

N - smells all right. Light wheat and coriander mostly. Barely there orange .

T - follows the nose, wherever it goes.

M - kind of chewy. Decent carbonation level.

O - not too shabby for 10:30 AM at an airport. Cheers!

Photo of JustinM
2.82/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Pittsburgh location, poured into a pint glass.

A - Barely hazy, decent head disappeared almost immediately.

S - Very bitter, acrid. Unpleasant smell I associate with cheap beer. This alone almost made me refuse it, but in for a penny, in for a pound.

T - It tasted like a STRONGLY carbonated alcoholic orange drink. I realize this is kind of a thing with this style of beer, but it was seriously harsh. I'm surprised there weren't fizz bubbles flying out of the glass. Other than that bite, it wasn't bad. I definitely had to take it slow, though.

M - Watery, cheap.

O - Maybe I'm being a bit harsh considering that the first beer I ever had was a really highly-rated one. While I was able to finish this and wasn't disgusted by it, I was disappointed given what the Witbier style description says to expect. This (and the wildly inconsistent reviews Rock Bottom beers get in general) makes me wonder if Rock Bottom brews differ somewhat from location to location, and maybe this one's White suffered somehow in relation to the others.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.94/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this as part of the sampler. Ordered on my birthday 3/16

A - Looks like a good Hefeweizen very hazy orange yellow with a 1/2 inch of sticky white foam.
S - Has a distinct orange and orange peel smell. Some spice but very faded. Most of the fruity smell seems to be from the yeast.
T - It was actually pretty good a much smoother "Blue Moon" taste. Has the sweet orange and bitter peel, really no spice or coriander, and a fruity finish. Like Blue Moon without the hard water taste.
M - Light to medium very drink able.

Overall its not world class but easy enough to drink. In my party someone even compared it to Hofbräuhaus Hefeweizen which has an 87 rating on this site.

Photo of uvachief
2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

Weak. Hardly any taste. No after taste. Smooth. Clean. No taste. For those who do not like the taste of beer. Certainly not German. No bite going down or afterwards. Just bland.

Photo of jsprain1
3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pale golden with a thin white head. Fairly hazy. Head retention is fairly poor for the style.
S- Aroma is quite peppery, with some wheat and some light lemon and banana flavor.
T- Up front there is some lemon with bubblegum flavor. It's slightly plasticy as well. A bit of pepper in the finish.
M- A bit watery for the style. Carbonation is assertive up front but fades quickly. I like it when wits finish dryer than this one does.
O- It's a decent beer but it's relatively run of the mill.

Photo of Cylinsier
2.93/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

tap

Pours a cloudy light lemon gold with a sugar white small head.

Coriander, bananas, and citrus tartness in the aroma.

Flavor of lemon citrus, coriander, and mild wheaty malts. On the watery side.

Light, thin body with a low carbonation.

Not an especially good wit to me. There are many others I would prefer. Manages to be kind of thin and watery despite a higher than average abv for this style. Good aroma though, but I probably wouldn't bother with this one again.

Photo of HopHead84
3.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

5/14/2012

On tap at Rock Bottom La Jolla.

A: Slightly hazy pale yellow with a big white head.

S: Aromatic coriander blends with orange, pear, and banana. Belgian yeast notes are pervasive. There's a little lemon.

T: Sweet orange with much coriander. Light banana with some pear. Moderately sweet with a strong Belgian yeast profile. There's a little lemon with evident wheat.

M: Lower medium body with lower medium carbonation. 

Overall: Pretty good. I haven't been big on coriander lately so this is not my thing, but it's not a bad beer.

Photo of JPowell712
4.09/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I always get this in 64oz. growlers at the King of Prussia location. It pours a hazy and cloudy straw color. It has a lighter carbonation to it which really brings out the wheat flavor. It is unfiltered goodness that is always fresh to the taste and has a clean finish. I love the small on site brews, always fresh and of high quality!

Photo of monique
2.25/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - hazy pale with little head

S - bitter smell

T - like an old orange peel.

M - bitter with a slight orangey taste.

O - was very disappointed. Thought I would like it since I'm a fan of Orange Blossom Ale. Co-drinker thought it tasted like a old sock that met an air fresher.

Photo of dshansen1184
2.28/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Too much coriander and not enough orange peel

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

one of the regulars here. pours thick milky yellow pale color with a two inch dense fluffy white head. the nose is heavy wheat malt and belgian yeast with a touch of orange rind to it, bitter and acidic, refreshing. the board says corriander, but i dont smell or taste it at all. taste mostly the yeast and the wheat, which work well together. its not a huge bold yeast, but its got some girth as well as some light peppery and floral flavors. carbonation is great but the body is massive for a witbier. its not as sessionable as it might be because of its density, but the finish is long and fruity, with a hint of bitterness. not a bad beer, but certainly nothing too special. it does go good with the calamari though, yum!

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Rock Bottom White Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.