Faller Wheat | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Photo of ffejherb
3.2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Rock Bottom San Jose (Campbell) on 7/20/09.

A - Cloudy, unfiltered pale golden/orange color akin to orange juice with a thin, rocky white head that eventually disappeared, leaving behind very little lacing.

S - Initial aroma of clove and peppery notes with quite a bit of yeast and a bready wheat malt character. Not much banana or swetness, however. Kind of earthy and herbal in the background.

T - Subtle citrus/lemony quality with lots of wheat and bready malts and just a touch of clove spiciness. Again, not a lot of sweetness at all, but rather a dominating toasted grainy malt character in the finish with a floral and citrusy hop bite.

M - Medium bodied, but a bit thin and watery overall, resulting in a flimsy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation provides slight bristle on the tongue. Decent hop presence for a wheat beer, though, with some bitterness on the palate.

D - Decent wheat beer overall, although I like the Rock Bottom KOP version (Liquid Sunshine) much better.

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Photo of Durge
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed at the Campbell location this wheat brew is totally clouded milky tea colored with a modest whispy white head and a spotty coating of lace. The aroma is light citrus wheat, almost grainy Seven-Up. The taste is somewhat malty wheat and light citrus hop, tainted by the addition of a lemon wedge from the bartender. But it's very solid, fairly light bodied, very drinkable with a bit of resin in mouthfeel. This is simple and good, no problems here for a refreshing tasteful wheat ale.

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Photo of Redrover
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in mug club glass, the beer is a hazy straw, with a bone white head.

The aroma is of grains and light grass.

The beer is mild but refreshing. It is crisp with grains, a bit of apple, pear and pin pricks of citrus. It will not stand-up to spicy food but would go good with a salad or fish and chips.

The mouth is slick and just above average. It is an easy drinker and a nice warm weather beer but a bit boring.

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Photo of monkeybeer
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- A cloudy golden yellow with a nice white head and good lacing, served with a lemon slice.

S- Smell is of strong wheat with citrus (mostly due to lemon slice). Ever so slight banana.

T/M - Taste is very strong of wheat, it is very crisp and clean. The carbonation is spot on.

D- This is a very drinkable beer. It is not overly heavy and one can drink several of them over the course of the night.

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Faller Wheat from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
4.03 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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