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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 UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

womencantsail, Dec 30, 2009
Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

SocalKicks, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.63/5  rDev +2%
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.

mactrail, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Halcyondays, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

drewone, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dmorgan310, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Gobzilla, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

ngeunit1, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

ste5venla, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of beerpadawan
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

beerpadawan, Sep 11, 2012
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 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 brotherloco
4/5  rDev +12.4%

brotherloco, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jvillefan, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of augustgarage
3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

augustgarage, Dec 20, 2009
Photo of Auror
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Auror, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +12.4%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of Modernrickk
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Modernrickk, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of eulerthegrape
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

eulerthegrape, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of MrVonzipper
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

MrVonzipper, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of mpenske
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

mpenske, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Kramerwtmf, Apr 23, 2014
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
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Manifesto from Eagle Rock Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.