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Belgian White - Roscoe's Hop House

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12 Reviews
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Reviews: 12
Hads: 37
Avg: 3.21
pDev: 27.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Roscoe's Hop House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BEERMILER12 on 04-23-2012

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Reviews: 12 | Hads: 37
Photo of lwillitz
3.22/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12-oz bottle into Pilsener glass

A - 3 fingers white foam over a somewhat cloudy body of golden yellow, high amount of rising carbonation

S - wheat, touch of lemony citrus, lightly spiced

T - wheat bread, lemon juice, indiscernible mixture of spices, grassy and herbal notes from the hops, dry finish

M - light/medium body, high carbonation, dry finish, crisp and refreshing

O - mediocre wit

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Photo of Flounder57
3.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle was poured into a nonic glass.

Appearance: A two finger billowy head was poured that reduced to a puffy layer. It is hazy pale orange color with good vision of tiny bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank too.

Smell: Vanilla, bready wheat, pilsner, pale, yeasty esters, and some spice.

Taste: Sweetness comes through. Spices are hard to notice. Some tart wheat flavors too.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, refreshing, crisp, a little, slight bitterness, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: This beer seems a bit sweeter than most witbiers and it could be a little lighter. Still decent though.

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Photo of puboflyons
2.79/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on February 13, 2014.

It pours a slightly hazy pale yellow but the clarity is better than most wits. There is a quick lasting white fizzy head.

Something about this aroma is way off. Whether it is the spice mixture or what but I got the distinct impression of big spray. Pale malts and citrus were overpowered by it.

Light zesty body.

The taste has a toasted malt note, lemongrass, coriander, and maybe ginger with a muted by dry finish. But unfortunately the aroma really took control of everything and it was hard to enjoy.

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Photo of CFHMagnet
3.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a good finger of off-white head over a straw body. Lacing tries for a split second, then tumbles back down. Beer is hazy, but no sediment is noticed.

The entire nose seems subdued. Tired earthy/gardeny hops with a lackluster spice profile. Yeast is also quiet and a bit of sweetness from the malt almost seems fake.

Yeast, cracked wheat and a bit of light malt start this off. Spices seem a little more impressive in the flavor, but the hops are still subdued.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. Drinks like a lawnmower beer with a dry finish.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.05/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, another in a swath of identical-seeming brews recently imported into Alberta from the same contract brewer, which appears, on the ground and behind the paperwork, to be Genesee.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, silken foamy ecru head, which leaves some low-lying coral reef lace around the glass as it steadily recedes.

It smells of wheaty, somewhat acrid pale malt, muddled coriander, overripe lemons, neutered yeast, and a bit of herbal, weedy hops. The taste is softly sweet bready malt, with a touch of doughy pastry character, tame breakfast cereal wheatiness, ethereal savoury spice, a stale orange fruitiness, and more sedate herbal, earthy hops.

The carbonation is quite laid-back, and hardly noticeable, the body medium-light in weight, and actually pretty smooth. It finishes mostly off-dry, the wheaty, sugary, and fruity malt holding on the tightest, as the fruit and hops melt away into the approaching night.

A beginner's witbier, and agreeably wrought at that rate, with very little to none of the, well, not quite skank, but rather cheapness of its familial ilk. Too bad it's 5 bucks a sixer more expensive than Hoegaarden around here, which leads to the obvious question - why bother?

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Photo of fischerking
3.68/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Roscoe's Hop House Belgian White from Rochester, NY.

This beer had a great, light lemony wheat flavor. Very refreshing and flavorful. Very good witbier.

I drank it out of a bottle from Food City in Knoxville, TN on 12/16/2012 from a create your own 6-pack.


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Photo of Suds
3.51/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a six packed that my wife picked up on a recent shopping trip in NY. The beer is pale...a milky, hazy yellow color. Bright white head with lots of lace. It's a light and sweetish brew...some very pale malt, grass, wheat twang, and spice. Slight fruit flavors...peach and orange. The beer is soft and light. Enjoyable after mowing the lawn.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.43/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a cloudy, faded and dirty straw yellow with a thick, 2 finger white head. Retention is good, the the resulting lace is thick and clingy.

Smell - Strong whiffs of coriander, wheat and yeast, and a subtle hint of lemon.

Taste - Predominately wheat, with strong notes of orange and coriander spice throughout. Finishes with a layer of yeast and soft lemon bitterness.

Mouthfeel - The body is watery and underdeveloped and, despite the promise in the pour, the carbonation falls a bit flat.

Overall - A witbier with nicely developed flavors , but the paper thin body is it's Achilles heel. Somewhat enjoyable despite the glaring weakness.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.63/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Into a pint glass:

A: hazy golden colored body and yielded a small white head that appeared only for a minute, minimal lacing was left

S: some wheat, spice, not much else

T: bland wheat and off tasting spice

M: light with a fair amount of carbonation hitting the mouth and tongue

O: I don't think this is a beer that I would buy again, just not worth it

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Photo of mikeg67
2.61/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy-golden with a long lasting, white head and good amount of lacing. Light aroma is of sweet malt and fruitand hint of spice. Body is light to medium and smooth. Taste is sweet malt, light fruit and spices. Finish is short. Forgettable brew.

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Photo of Jerone
3.58/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Hazy gold to amber color with some fine bubbles, a pretty thick white head that dissipates after a few mins and leaves a tiny bit of lacing.

S - Wheat, spice and a bit of yeast.

T - Mostly just wheat flavor with a bit of yeast, slight clove/allspice flavor but not much. Perhaps a lemon hint as well.

M - Light bodied with moderate carbonation, feels good on the pallet.

O - Could do with some more flavor and either a bit more spice or lemon or some banana/bubble gum or something to make it less boring.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very hazy straw yellow color with about a fingers worth of head that fizzles down to a thin layer of bubbles within a couple minutes

S: Slight Belgian fruity yeast, lemon, and slight spice

T: Follows the nose, slight Belgian yeast with lemon zest and light spice

M: Light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Definitely on the lighter side

O: A nice easy drinking wit that isn't very complex, but delivers. A good intro to craft, as there is nothing offensive and the flavors aren't overpowering

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Belgian White from Roscoe's Hop House
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