Rock Bottom White Ale - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
2.23/5 rDev -35%
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.
03-24-2012 21:25:42 | More by monique
2.83/5 rDev -17.5%
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.
08-12-2012 18:18:07 | More by JustinM
2.88/5 rDev -16%
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.
09-26-2012 01:39:03 | More by Cylinsier
3.35/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
05-15-2012 03:37:04 | More by HopHead84
3.55/5 rDev +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.
12-19-2011 01:13:02 | More by jsprain1
3.64/5 rDev +6.1%
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!
01-28-2013 15:56:43 | More by StonedTrippin
Rock Bottom White Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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