Rock Bottom White Ale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States
rockbottom.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jsprain1 on 12-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
14.16%
 
 
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Photo of uvachief
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Weak. Hardly any taste. No after taste. Smooth. Clean. No taste. For those who do not like the taste of beer. Certainly not German. No bite going down or afterwards. Just bland.

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Photo of monique
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - hazy pale with little head

S - bitter smell

T - like an old orange peel.

M - bitter with a slight orangey taste.

O - was very disappointed. Thought I would like it since I'm a fan of Orange Blossom Ale. Co-drinker thought it tasted like a old sock that met an air fresher.

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Photo of dshansen1184
2.28/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Too much coriander and not enough orange peel

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Photo of KerryCummins1977
2.72/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Volsdawg10
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of NateMac13
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of JustinM
2.82/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Pittsburgh location, poured into a pint glass.

A - Barely hazy, decent head disappeared almost immediately.

S - Very bitter, acrid. Unpleasant smell I associate with cheap beer. This alone almost made me refuse it, but in for a penny, in for a pound.

T - It tasted like a STRONGLY carbonated alcoholic orange drink. I realize this is kind of a thing with this style of beer, but it was seriously harsh. I'm surprised there weren't fizz bubbles flying out of the glass. Other than that bite, it wasn't bad. I definitely had to take it slow, though.

M - Watery, cheap.

O - Maybe I'm being a bit harsh considering that the first beer I ever had was a really highly-rated one. While I was able to finish this and wasn't disgusted by it, I was disappointed given what the Witbier style description says to expect. This (and the wildly inconsistent reviews Rock Bottom beers get in general) makes me wonder if Rock Bottom brews differ somewhat from location to location, and maybe this one's White suffered somehow in relation to the others.

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Photo of Cylinsier
2.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

tap

Pours a cloudy light lemon gold with a sugar white small head.

Coriander, bananas, and citrus tartness in the aroma.

Flavor of lemon citrus, coriander, and mild wheaty malts. On the watery side.

Light, thin body with a low carbonation.

Not an especially good wit to me. There are many others I would prefer. Manages to be kind of thin and watery despite a higher than average abv for this style. Good aroma though, but I probably wouldn't bother with this one again.

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Photo of Moose90
2.96/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DbbC
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of bjm2133
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBeerTruck
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of ParkbrauFan
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of yankinwis
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Robloc303
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Danno48
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of ncworster
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of nmann08
3.27/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mjbrandt18
3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopHead84
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

5/14/2012

On tap at Rock Bottom La Jolla.

A: Slightly hazy pale yellow with a big white head.

S: Aromatic coriander blends with orange, pear, and banana. Belgian yeast notes are pervasive. There's a little lemon.

T: Sweet orange with much coriander. Light banana with some pear. Moderately sweet with a strong Belgian yeast profile. There's a little lemon with evident wheat.

M: Lower medium body with lower medium carbonation. 

Overall: Pretty good. I haven't been big on coriander lately so this is not my thing, but it's not a bad beer.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.4/5  rDev +2.4%

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Rock Bottom White Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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