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Manifesto - Eagle Rock Brewery

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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Eagle Rock Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: augustgarage on 12-20-2009)
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ithacabaron

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours into the glass a cloudy yellow with a white, rounded head that disappears without ceremony. Would like to have seen a bit more staying power.

Smell is nice, good lemon and coriander; certainly fermented on the warmer side. A distinct sweetness carries through as well, with a odd "Juicy Fruit" note, which is a little off-putting. Yeasty.

Taste starts with notes of lemon peel, but it's quickly drowned out by a massive wave of yeast. Happy to see a little tartness in here, however. All in all, though, it's just not anything to write home about. As a point, however, it should be noted that the yeast that's in here is clean, and clear of phenols and off-flavors; a gentleman's yeast. Once again, this is carefully tuned brew. Glad to see the attention to detail.

Mouthfeel is appropriately bubbly. Starts out stiff, but fades on the swallow.

Drinkability is hurt by the above factors as well. A half-pint was plenty for me.

Lots of potential here, and perhaps it just looks less attractive in light of its inspiring Revolution and Equinox brethren. These are the challenges of setting a high bar for one's self. That being said, I think these brewers are up to it. A solid offering, all the same.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2010 04:36:15 | More by ithacabaron
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Manifesto from Eagle Rock Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.