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Whitey's Ale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by beernut7 on 06-22-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had with the sampler. The drink had a very thin lacing with a clear, dark yellow appearance to it. Aromas were light and wheaty/biscuity in flavoring. No real fruity aspect to it but since it was a sample, I was without a lemon in it. Taste-wise, I thought the beer was much sweeter than I thought it would have been. Definitely enjoyable without the lemon/citrus feel. Very crisp and refreshing in general, a perfectly light for the hot Boston summers. Overall, a properly named witbier.

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Photo of dherling
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice white-hued pale straw color with a finger of head that quickly disolvers down to a light coating. The nose is nice. Good coriander spiceyness and orange peel sweetness. The taste is a little lemony sour, with a spicey corainder orangey character. The aftertaste is very crisp wheat. Reminds me of geueze here. The mouthfeel is very light moderate with a good active carbonation.

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Photo of Truh
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a garage meeting with my cronies in Winter Hill with this one on 4/24/2005. 16-oz. pour at the Boston location.

Skim of dusted carbonation floated on the top, like egg drop soup. Hazy, light gold hue with touches of Tommyknocker green. Washing machine detritus of stamped on wheat hits the nose, with some lemon gone over and some secret notes of licorice. Got carb? too young and out of focus on the mouth; orange is present but the wheat is just drowned out by a fungal yeastiness. Very light, but the carbonation adds a little over-interest.

Just too weak. Generally, I think should stick with darker styles from here.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tapped two days prior.
Pale yellow with a nice veil of yeast.
Small white head thinning to a trace.
Well balanced "White" nose,no one spice overbearing and a nice Belgian backbone. No extreme tartness or off aromas.
Tasty brew, pleasantly surprised to find a good Wit brewed in Boston.
Crisp and smooth with mild spiceyness and everso slight tart finish.
Light citrus note from the Coriander and a hidden orangy flair.
Phenols and Belgian funk in check.
Well done beer, but I care for a little more spice and complexity.

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Photo of beernut7
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is by far my favrite summer style. There is something about the Belgian yeast that makes this beer more refreshing than most other wheat ales. The best part about this pour, no one dunked a lemon in it before I had a chance to enjoy the real flavor. Great heavy white head supports a light ester aroma. The body is perfectly weighted for the flavors. I could drink this brew all night, in fact I have on several occassions. I have had better wit biers, but for a locally brewed fresh tap you can't beat it.

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Whitey's Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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