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Manifesto - Eagle Rock Brewery

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
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(Beer added by: augustgarage on 12-20-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

07-07-2013 04:07:23 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
Photo of RexF


4.38/5  rDev +22.7%

Disclaimer: I'm not a witbier lover.

That said, this is a great beer. I find myself finishing the glass and wanting another right away.

It doesn't have all the finickiness of a regular Wit, but delivers on the great flavors that i am always looking for.

Light and refreshing, this is a beer worth seeking.

Go to the Eagle Rock Tasting room and get it fresh. Can't be beat.

01-22-2012 03:55:36 | More by RexF
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

06-15-2014 22:51:28 | More by cdog707yo
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

11-03-2012 03:48:45 | More by ThinkRedEsq
Photo of Sandstone


4.22/5  rDev +18.2%

Had this on tap at the brewery.

I'm not generally a big fan of wit beers -- many of the ones I've had have been too sweet, or overly spiced, or too yeasty. This one I enjoyed.

A: Cloudy pale blond. Poured with a thin head that vanished pretty quick.

S: The lemon peel they use it this really comes through in the nose, combined with the fruity esters of the belgian and saison yeasts.

T: The first thing that really struck me about this beer is that it had a lovely citrus like tartness to it. My first impression of the beer was that it reminded me almost more of a berliner weiss than a wit beer. The spice is very restrained and not a dominant force in the beer.

M: Well carbonated, although a little thin in the finish.

D: Had no problem putting back a pint, and the low alcohol (4.7% I think) ensures I could put back a good bit more.

Final verdict: A solid beer on its own, but traditional fans of Wit Beer may be a bit disappointed that it doesn't exactly follow style guidelines.

12-27-2009 05:38:00 | More by Sandstone
Photo of beilfussd


4.13/5  rDev +15.7%

I was previously not a big fan of this beer compared to Revolution and Red Velvet. Stopped by the tap room and they are out of rotation with the Revolution. Tried the Manifesto-nitro and have been converted.

The lower carbonation let the flavor come through allowing the drinker to feel the balance. The mouth feel was creamier with a refreshing feel.

Very drinkable and a nice way to end a week. Great lesson in the difference of a nitro-tap.

12-12-2010 02:18:05 | More by beilfussd
Photo of womencantsail


4.1/5  rDev +14.8%

On-tap at Blue Palms

A: Manifesto is a hazy, light golden color with a fluffy white head. There are tons of little carbonation bubbles.

S: A lot of citrus, particularly lemon and orange, yeast, and a bit of spice. There is also a nice bready quality to the aroma.

T: Much the same as the nose. A very refreshing hit of lemon, followed by the more hearty spice, bread, and yeast flavors. There's also a bit of tartness to this that I wasn't expecting.

M: The beer is very bubbly which gives it a nice light feel on the tongue. Quite enjoyable.

D: This is probably the easiest drinking witbier I've had. Nice and light but still some strong flavors. The slight tartness was reminiscent of a Berliner Weiss, but not quite to the same degree.

12-30-2009 21:17:05 | More by womencantsail
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4/5  rDev +12%

02-08-2014 20:49:05 | More by Chuggernaut00
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4/5  rDev +12%

11-17-2011 05:14:39 | More by mjr2377
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4/5  rDev +12%

07-03-2013 23:48:51 | More by brotherloco
Photo of ngeunit1


4/5  rDev +12%

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.

11-03-2012 22:36:53 | More by ngeunit1
Photo of SShelly


3.98/5  rDev +11.5%

Pours cloudy yellow with almost no head, light white ring.

Aroma is light, tart and grainy.

Flavor is crisp and yeasty, light tartness on the backend.

Great for a hot day, not overly funky or estery, pretty interesting.
This is the third or fourth batch of this beer I've had and it seems to be improving every time.

06-05-2010 02:06:09 | More by SShelly
Photo of augustgarage


3.83/5  rDev +7.3%

Re-uploading my review after the server ate it (*sigh*).

On-tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood. Served in a generic tulip.

Pale straw, lightly hazy liquid with a small active off-white head which rapidly dissipates to a thin collar and then dissapears all-together. Average lacing.

Fresh bread dough, alfalfa, hints of rose water, and plenty of lemon zest aromatics. Very fresh and crisp.

Lemon, English cucumber, lactic tartness, with a yeasty white bread backbone. Flowery and floury finish with another touch of citrus. Very low spice notes, though the yeast could be a bit more robust. Excellent profile none the less.

Rather thin, though not excessively light-bodied. Very much lacking in effervescence though. Poor showing here compared to a true Belgian creation.

The mouthfeel inhibits the drinkability somewhat, but this ale is still very refreshing and sufficiently flavorful for the style.

12-20-2009 07:20:29 | More by augustgarage
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

01-31-2013 02:02:55 | More by ste5venla
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-10-2012 03:22:10 | More by PowDay
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-23-2014 15:17:31 | More by Kramerwtmf
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-28-2013 22:52:32 | More by GraduatedCashew
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-11-2014 01:25:00 | More by noproduction
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3.65/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

06-01-2013 15:35:29 | More by Slackerville
Photo of mactrail


3.63/5  rDev +1.7%

Thoroughly pleasant Wit with malty undertones. Pale yellowish with a modest foam cap. Aromas of orange peel and beery barley.

Rose petals? So they say. Spicy touch, a little peppery and salty. The light Hefeweizen esters add to the malty pleasure of this. Totally drinkable with a nice balance between the barley, spices, and hint of hops. Light bodied, as you'd expect. For the lower end of the alcohol spectrum it's quite flavorful. Another quite decent beer from Eagle Rock.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Best Damn in San Diego.

08-05-2012 05:16:31 | More by mactrail
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3.55/5  rDev -0.6%

Color of farmer's straw hat, over which sits a fizzy and active white head with large bubbles, which settles after a minute or three to sparse covering.

A bright nose of wheat, lemon, and spice. Smells refreshing, with some sweetness and noticeable pale malt.

Flavor dominated by the lemon and soft wheat, which adds classic smoothness of the style to mouthfeel and body. White pepper, faint floral (the rose petals? cannot directly detect). Coriander. Mild clove. The brightness of aroma does not fully translate to clear and bright flavors; there is a muddled feeling to how it comes together, and a lingering waxy/oily sensation on the palate.

Faint bitterness joins the pleasing finish. Seems like a pretty decent go at the style. I'd drink it again.

09-11-2012 06:52:12 | More by beerpadawan
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3.55/5  rDev -0.6%

On tap at Eagle Rock Brewery in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Chunks of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt/grain, spices, yeast, and some slight fruity aromas. Taste is very much the same with the spices lingering on the palate after each sip. This beer has a light level of carbonation with a crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is very easy drinking.

02-13-2012 05:52:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of Halcyondays


3.55/5  rDev -0.6%

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours yellow with some haziness, nice head retention, some lace.

S: Coriander, white spices, lemon, no real orange.

T: Lemon and coriander dominated. Some good wheat flavour, but really nothing too substantial.

M: Crisp, light-bodied, easy going and refreshing.

O: Doesn't have a full flavour or heavy citrus which is what I like when a wit gets really good. A solid effort, enjoyable, but a poor QPR since I know what the bottle prices are.

07-01-2012 00:46:58 | More by Halcyondays
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

06-07-2012 02:04:29 | More by MrVonzipper
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

07-08-2012 22:55:09 | More by EzraAtom
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Manifesto from Eagle Rock Brewery
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