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Rock Bottom White Ale - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom White Ale
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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:
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(Beer added by: jsprain1 on 12-19-2011)
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Photo of monique
2.23/5  rDev -34.8%
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.

monique, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of uvachief
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

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.

uvachief, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of BlueMoon10
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

BlueMoon10, Monday at 03:13 AM
Photo of NateMac13
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

NateMac13, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Gerred
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Gerred, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of JustinM
2.83/5  rDev -17.3%
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.

JustinM, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Cylinsier
2.88/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3


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.

Cylinsier, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of DbbC
3/5  rDev -12.3%

DbbC, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of FreshHawk
3.25/5  rDev -5%

FreshHawk, Feb 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

yankinwis, Jun 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Robloc303, Tuesday at 01:49 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

Danno48, Oct 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

t0rin0, Dec 18, 2012
Photo of ncworster
3.25/5  rDev -5%

ncworster, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3


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.

HopHead84, May 15, 2012
Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Janeinma, May 10, 2013
Photo of Lookin4apg
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Lookin4apg, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Justinbshelton
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Justinbshelton, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of frosted33
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

frosted33, Oct 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

rolltide8425, Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Irrationalist, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

MarkyMOD, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

ryanpj, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

aoampm, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of jsprain1
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

jsprain1, Dec 19, 2011
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Rock Bottom White Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.