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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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2012 05:52:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2009 21:17:05 | More by womencantsail
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mactrail

Washington

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 05:16:31 | More by mactrail
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Halcyondays

California

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-01-2012 00:46:58 | More by Halcyondays
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-10-2013 05:13:32 | More by dmorgan310
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-28-2013 22:52:32 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-04-2014 06:16:55 | More by Gobzilla
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ngeunit1

California

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
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ste5venla

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-31-2013 02:02:55 | More by ste5venla
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beerpadawan

California

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 06:52:12 | More by beerpadawan
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notchucknorris

California

3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2011 15:55:08 | More by notchucknorris
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charlzm

California

2.68/5  rDev -25.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2012 18:12:52 | More by charlzm
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-03-2013 23:48:51 | More by brotherloco
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augustgarage

California

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2009 07:20:29 | More by augustgarage
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Auror

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-13-2012 03:08:14 | More by Auror
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-07-2013 04:07:23 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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eulerthegrape

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-03-2013 20:32:06 | More by eulerthegrape
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MrVonzipper

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-07-2012 02:04:29 | More by MrVonzipper
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Modernrickk

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-24-2014 22:04:09 | More by Modernrickk
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mpenske

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-25-2014 02:12:03 | More by mpenske
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callmescraps

Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2010 00:43:24 | More by callmescraps
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BWH999

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-27-2012 06:03:21 | More by BWH999
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SShelly

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2010 02:06:09 | More by SShelly
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Kramerwtmf

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-23-2014 15:17:31 | More by Kramerwtmf
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SuperMario

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

02-12-2014 06:03:05 | More by SuperMario
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Manifesto from Eagle Rock Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.