Manifesto - Eagle Rock Brewery
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Reviews by ithacabaron:
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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3.65/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
One of the original Eagle Rock offerings, Manifesto has been one of their staple beers for years.
Manifesto is a nice example of the witbier style, slightly hazy with nice straw yellow color. Very slight malt body with most of the flavors coming from some nice fruity flavors developed by the yeast.
A good summer offering, I was able to get a 1/6 keg of this for a house party and it was well received. It's good to see Eagle Rock branch out from their roots but this is still one of the better beers they make.
Serving type: on-tap
06-01-2013 15:35:29 | More by Slackerville
4/5 rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, grains, lemon zest, Belgian yeast, coriander, and some other spices.
T - Starts off with a mix of wheat, lemon zest, coriander, and some grains. Through the middle, some more Belgian yeast flavors come through with some other spices and some more citrus flavors. The finish is a mix of wheat, coriander and other spices, lemon zest, and Belgian yeast.
M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and spicy finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good witbier. Nicely balanced and very sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2012 22:36:53 | More by ngeunit1
Manifesto from Eagle Rock Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.