Seasonal Wheat
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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3.5 | pDev: 18.29%
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States
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dpnelson1978 from Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tap poured into glass pint.

$3.99 / ea.

Menu Description: "South German wheat beer. Golden hued, with flavors of clove and banana."

Abv. 5.1%

IBU: 18

S: Faint banana scent, with a somewhat stronger dose of clove. Nice and light, but not amazing.

A: Cloudy, straw body. Small loose head that stuck around longer than I expected, leaving just a small trace of cover. Again, a pretty typical wheat beer.

T: Wheat backbone, as expected, with a hint of banana and clove (as described). Nothing out of this world, but delivers exactly what I would expect. Would perhaps enjoy a little more flavor. Note: flavors open up as it warms, favoring the clove notes.

M: Light bodied, with medium to high carbonation that thankfully doesn't assault my tongue. Crisp.

D: Very nice, sessionable beer. Would be perfect on a hot summer day, and would definitely do it again.

O: Decent, if not a great beer. Delivers what I expect, and exceeds what I have come to expect from a chain brew pub.

Nov 10, 2009
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JamesS from Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Rock Bottom's wheat ale is a rotating seasonal, going from American wheat ale, Belgian witbier, Dunkel, Hefe, and others.

Mine was a hefeweizen and went by the same name on the board.

Poured a very nice yellow wheat/golden sun color with very nice head for a wheat beer. Good scent, hints of hay and malt with just a hint of spice. Good taste, nice and clean with a good clove finish (very little banana in this one). It goes down fine. Probably my second favorite at Rock Bottom, I'd like to try the other seasonal wheats.

Nov 27, 2008
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kdog630 from Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a pub glass. Rather disappointed about that.

Bartender said this seasonal was a hefe, so I was expecting a banana/clove aroma. Not quite.

Poured a cloudy straw color with a decent head. Aroma was fruity, but more of a tart, American wheat. Flavor was more of a cross between the two. Not so lemony, but with little spice to it.

Good mouthfeel. Really got the flavor throughout. A good finish. Again, not too tart.

A good beer for a summer afternoon while the Mrs. is shopping.

Aug 12, 2008
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rhoadsrage from Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Served in an Weizen glass with no fruit)

A- This beer has a lemon yellow body with a strong haze. There is a thin soapy head with a slight bit of lacing the first few sips. There is too much haze to see much carbonation but a few random big bubbles glide up the side of the glass.

S- This beer has a soft bready note that is pretty light with a faint hint of dry spices. It is to light to tell what the type of spices.

T- This beer has a soft lemony citrus note that is pretty bright with a soft wheat note with a very light sweetness. The light note of coriander blends with a nice tartness in the finish. The finish has a green hop note that balances the lemon note very nice.

M- This beer has a medium-mouthfeel with a slight dryness in the finish.

D- This beer has a nice smooth flavor with a crisp clean finish. The spices and fruit notes are mild and not to big with a nice hop note in there aswell.

Jan 14, 2007
Seasonal Wheat from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 8 ratings