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Manifesto - Eagle Rock Brewery

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 11.24%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of charlzm
2.68/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Consumed February 14th, 2012 at Tony's Darts Away, Burbank, CA.

Beer is slightly hazy golden with a very small white head.

Aromas of lemon, coriander and musty clove.

Flavor has plenty of banana, accented by powdery Belgian yeast.
Missing are all the zesty notes promised by the nose.

Somewhat dry on the finish but lacking in the liveliness that this style is known for.

A fairly weak effort, though not a disaster. Inoffensive.

charlzm, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of chadski
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

chadski, May 14, 2014
Photo of Ozzychavez
2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Ozzychavez, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Beernf
2.85/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap @ Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA. Poured into a tulip glass.

Not a huge fan of this beer. I have tried various Witbiers and know what i am getting into, but this one was so over carbonated, that i felt like i was drinking club soda. Flavors were very muted with lemon being the most prominent, but really i couldn't get over the yeast. I liked how it looked in the glass, but couldn't get over the mouthfeel to recommend it.

Beernf, Oct 31, 2010
Photo of OscarO67
3/5  rDev -15.7%

OscarO67, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Nerdypunk
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Nerdypunk, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of EchoParker
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

EchoParker, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of khall
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

khall, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

SocalKicks, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of SuperMario
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

SuperMario, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of mpenske
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

mpenske, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of KhangGarrett
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

KhangGarrett, Jan 01, 2013
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

LADYBEAST, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of eulerthegrape
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

eulerthegrape, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of notchucknorris
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Stone's 15th Anniversary

A: Pale greenish color with a very thin off white head.

S: Sort of a funky wheat aroma with a touch of pale malt in the background.

T: The taste is very slow to develop. Eventually, a slight lemon and clove taste develops. My girlfriend said this beer tasted "murky" and, honestly, I can't think of a better way to put it.

notchucknorris, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of callmescraps
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like saisons, I like witbiers. I like trying local stuff. So I decided to give this a shot at the Goat.

Appearance- Light gold, certainly cloudy. No head to speak of, and only minimal lacing. Not a great start.

Smell- Rich, plenty of yeast. Some light sour apple, plenty of clove. Lots of hefe-like yeast, and esters. A citrus/lime component. Nice.

Taste- Strong Belgian yeast, right off the bat. It's a little almost stale tasting, but with tons of yeast. It's like the saison and witbier yeasts got in a fight or something. Also a strong citrus, lemon component. It's a muddled sweet, spicy, citrus thing going on.

Mouthfeel- Nice and crisp. Some more carbonation might be nice.

Drinkability- It goes down fine, but it's one and done for me.

Sometimes when you mix styles you bring out the worst in both of them. This might be the case. It's just a little too muddled. Also, one of the yeastiest beers I can remember. An interesting idea, but not a great product.

callmescraps, Feb 27, 2010
Photo of route66pubs
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled at the Brewery on 9/4/10, about 20 minutes ago.

Pours a beautiful golden color, very cloudy, with a miniscule white head. Very little aroma of note, but slight floral scent comes to mind. Slight citrusy taste, maybe a bit of nutmeg. Some crispiness in the mouth gives a little but of a tingling, increasing the enjoyment.

This brew, with its low ABV, is quite easily enjoyed, especially on a hot summer day in the City of Angels.

route66pubs, Sep 05, 2010
Photo of MrVonzipper
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

MrVonzipper, Jun 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

EzraAtom, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of BWH999
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

BWH999, Nov 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Modernrickk, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

drewone, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Fern13
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Fern13, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Gobzilla, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of ithacabaron
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

ithacabaron, Jul 14, 2010
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Manifesto from Eagle Rock Brewery
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