Rock Bottom White Ale | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

BA SCORE
28.6%
Liked This Beer
3.38 w/ 56 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jsprain1 on 12-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,782
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
56
Liked:
16
Avg:
3.38/5
pDev:
13.61%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

one of the regulars here. pours thick milky yellow pale color with a two inch dense fluffy white head. the nose is heavy wheat malt and belgian yeast with a touch of orange rind to it, bitter and acidic, refreshing. the board says corriander, but i dont smell or taste it at all. taste mostly the yeast and the wheat, which work well together. its not a huge bold yeast, but its got some girth as well as some light peppery and floral flavors. carbonation is great but the body is massive for a witbier. its not as sessionable as it might be because of its density, but the finish is long and fruity, with a hint of bitterness. not a bad beer, but certainly nothing too special. it does go good with the calamari though, yum!

edit: the westminster location has one now called westminster white, which, whether its the same beer or not, i dont know, but it was better this time than i remember it being, and it was frothy and fluffy feeling, full flavored, and dry by the end. refreshing and nice with a lemon!

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Photo of nmann08
3.27/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.4/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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 DrDemento456
3.94/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this as part of the sampler. Ordered on my birthday 3/16

A - Looks like a good Hefeweizen very hazy orange yellow with a 1/2 inch of sticky white foam.
S - Has a distinct orange and orange peel smell. Some spice but very faded. Most of the fruity smell seems to be from the yeast.
T - It was actually pretty good a much smoother "Blue Moon" taste. Has the sweet orange and bitter peel, really no spice or coriander, and a fruity finish. Like Blue Moon without the hard water taste.
M - Light to medium very drink able.

Overall its not world class but easy enough to drink. In my party someone even compared it to Hofbräuhaus Hefeweizen which has an 87 rating on this site.

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Photo of HardyA
3.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose90
2.96/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Volsdawg10
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

Photo of jsprain1
3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Pale golden with a thin white head. Fairly hazy. Head retention is fairly poor for the style.
S- Aroma is quite peppery, with some wheat and some light lemon and banana flavor.
T- Up front there is some lemon with bubblegum flavor. It's slightly plasticy as well. A bit of pepper in the finish.
M- A bit watery for the style. Carbonation is assertive up front but fades quickly. I like it when wits finish dryer than this one does.
O- It's a decent beer but it's relatively run of the mill.

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Photo of Cylinsier
2.93/5  rDev -13.3%
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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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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3.64/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.9/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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Rock Bottom White Ale from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 28.6% out of 100 with 56 ratings
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