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Rock Bottom White Ale - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom White Ale
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79
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jsprain1 on 12-19-2011)
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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Rock Bottom White Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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