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Witbier - Rockmill Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rockmill Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bluejacket74 on 12-10-2010)
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

eball33, Nov 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

gregcordle, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

warnerry, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev +2.8%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The common additions of orange peel and coriander are strongly suggested in witbier, but they are only acceptable when they complement the already present peppery spice and fruity esters that the beer produces naturally. While many overdo it, Rockmill brewers are content to allow the yeast to do much of the speaking.

Its pour comes way of hazy straw appearances and a creamy blanket of froth to lay across. Taken back by its earthy tone, the scents are musty of vinous cork, cellar musk, and mild farmhouse. its soft apple cider upstart is short on sweet but bold on white wine acidity.

Its bubbly effervescence is suggestive of chardonnay and chapagne as the apple, orange and lemon accents crawl swiftly across the palate. Trending dry and spicy, the ale begins to sell more "saison" character than that of wheat.

Yet its dry and racy finish is prickly and slightly warming- each are highlighted by peppery spice and its vinously dry tartness, With echoes of dried citrus, the taste of straw-like bite and grasses decorate the finish with floral whimsy.

BEERchitect, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good wit here. Nice citrus tones. Mild earthy and grass characteristics. Very easy to drink and very well balanced. The only detractor is a high level of carbonationl Beyond that though, this is a well executed example of the style. Another nice one from Rockmill.

RblWthACoz, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Chris00710
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Chris00710, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -22.9%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of srb176
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

srb176, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of sneaks2210
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

sneaks2210, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of raznug
3.43/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This beer pours a pale straw golden color and is topped with just a thin layer of head.
Smell: The aroma of this wit has a slight malt and yeast aroma but I can smell the slightest amount of possible funky aroma might be spoiled.
Taste: The taste of the beer doesn’t have a funky taste it is rather good for the style I am not a big wit beer fan but the yeast is subtle enough that it doesn’t dominate the malt flavor.
Mouthfeel: This is a thin but tasty beer I just wish that the aroma was better.

raznug, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

WoodBrew, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Gregvg, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

AJ_Nungesser, Feb 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Artjsantos, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

ZachRusk, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of HopsMathias
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into 2 glasses. Done as split pour with the last quarter of the bottle swirled to get the sediment from the bottom.
A cloudy yellow color looks nice.
Not much aroma maybe a little sour bread and fruit.
The initial taste is almost like water with a coriander and yeast bread finish.
Mouthfeel is very light again like water. The finish has a light pleasant carbonation that helps accentuate the slight spiciness of the coriander.
Overall a night lighter tasting brew.

HopsMathias, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of HarryHood
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

HarryHood, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a very light amount of visible carbonation. It is very carbonated and poured with a two finger high white head that gradually died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of grainy malts and earthy yeast in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of grainy malts and earthy yeast with a slight amount of bitterness. There are also some notes of spices towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This tastes more like a "farmhouse" witbier if there is such a style as it shares some similarities with a saison.

metter98, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of tlazaroff
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light scents of coriander, baked bread, and just a touch of citrus orange to round it out. I would say this smells like a poppyseed bagel if you replaced the poppy seeds with coriander.

Beautiful opaque straw gold color with the crispest white head (and plenty of it) to top it off. No visible carbonation but the lacing rings it leaves around the glass are quite nice.

Right upfront it has a nice coriander flavor that flows through the beer. It's accompanied by this wonderfully yeast-heavy bread flavor in the middle and finishes again on a spicy note of coriander. It is super carbonated, and I mean high carbonation. Moderate body feels just about right for this beer. The carbonation makes it a bit hard to drink, as it foams easily. It is refreshing, tasty, and a wonderful example of a Belgian Wit inside the good ol' U.S. of A.

tlazaroff, Aug 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

sourgrass, Aug 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

astebelton, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of stewart124
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml poured into a snifter.

Plenty and I mean plenty of visible carbonation. Thick rocky head like a root beer float. Hazy golden yellow.

Lots of spice and yeasty characters in the nose.

More spice in the first sip along with a champagne-like mouthfeel. Really heavy amounts of coriander and belgian yeast-like phenols. Somewhat harsh and almost overpowering without coming off like rocket fuel. Yet, easy to drink and refreshing on a humid night.

Not to beat up too much on my wife's tastebuds but she will occasionally drink another well known American Witbier that most people know of and she very rarely branches out to try another...well needless to say she helped to split this will me and was impressed. Not to take anything away from her or rock mill but I'm just saying this is approachable and drinkable for many.

stewart124, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of vrbulldog22
4/5  rDev +2.8%

vrbulldog22, Jun 08, 2012
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Witbier from Rockmill Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.