King's Wit | 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: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 05-18-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Durandal_777
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of dgherm
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of rfgetz
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow color with some haze, frothy white head. good retention. Smell is of yeasty bread, light lemony citrus and moderate spicing. Taste follows scent with a nice belnd of the yeasty breads, citrus and spice notes. Light body with some grainyness to it, light citrusy aftertaste. Decent wit, nothing too crazy or special.

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Photo of deapokid
3.12/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank on 3/29 at the bar (review from notes):

Born on Date: 3/20/2009 (listed above bar)

With summer right around the corner, I was very excited to taste Rock Bottom's witbier, even if their dry stout didn't impress.

Initial appearances were quite good; the bright orange color and lacey head was very enticing. The smell was sweet, summery and floral, boasting some banana esthers behind that overwhelming scent of fresh oranges.

The taste was a bit too fruity, reminding me of everything from Fruity Pebbles to hard candy. It also had a bit of a rubbery finish (like the beer I had before it), making me think that Rock Bottom might not clean their lines as often as I'd hoped.

Overall, a passable attempt of a wit, even if that aftertaste is still giving me nightmares.

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Photo of HopDerek
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at King of Prussia's Rock Bottom 9/4/08

Poured a cloudy light straw color with thin white head, fades fast but leaves some spotty lacing. Smells of ginger, banana, clove, pine, lemon, yeast, and wheat. Tastes of ginger, clove, coriander, banana, and candied orange peel up front with a nice yeast and wheat bread backbone, and some earthy hop bite in the finish. Medium in body but a little watery. Good carbonation. Pretty strong ginger presence doesn't really fit in with this beer, doesn't really work with the other flavors and almost combats them for dominance.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I got this at Rock Bottom in King of Prussia, Pa. It came in a litre mug.
Appearance: It poured an orange cloudy body with a white head. Good retention and good lacing.
Smell: A bit watery with banana aroma maybe some clove.
Taste: Lots of esters mostly banana, some citrus and other spice.
Mouthfeel: Crisp but not dry.
Drinkability: Good.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of ffejherb
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rock Bottom KOP on 9/1/08. Served in a Mug Club mug.

A - Cloudy golden, banana-colored body with one finger of creamy white head that receded into a thin film but left nice lacing around the mug. Carbonation is quite mild.

S - Prominent spicy aroma with clove and ginger as well as some yeasty funk in the back. Some mild banana and lemon notes are also present. This one's got lots going on with spicy, sweet and sour notes in the aroma.

T - Overall, the flavor is quite spicy with lots of clove and coriander, but also a heavy ginger character. Not as much sweetness as I had expected, with the banana flavor being rather muted and overshadowed by the spiciness. There's also an earthy hop bitterness paired with a mild sour aspect in the backend, followed by a spicy finish wth lots of barnyard funk akin to leather and hay.

M - Medium body with watery texture and lively carbonation resulting in a prickly mouthfeel. Finish is moderately bitter and leaves traces of spicy and sour notes on the tongue.

D - While I definitely prefer the Liquid Sun, I must at least give a nod to the complexity of this brew. While it wasn't exactly what I was expecting, it did have some interesting flavors throughout, even though the ginger did get a little heavy-handed.

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Photo of Biscuit033
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy golden orange with a large white head ans very nice lacing.

S: Ginger, flowers, and some spiciness.

T: The ginger over powers the beers flavor though there is some coriander trying to fight back. It is very refreshing however.

M: Good carbination and nice body with a bit of ginger and spices left biting the tongue.

D: Even though the ginger is very stong this beer is great on a hot day.

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Photo of Chinon01
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is appropriate for the style. Cloudy with soapy head. Nose is cheesey, funky with ginger flavor. Taste is gingery and herbaceous. Very drinkable with thirst quenching quality. Mouthfeel is somewhat layered yet thin. Leaves a good coating on the mouth.

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Photo of weeare138
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a hazy cloud of light yellow that doesn't allow light to pass. A small white head slowly fades out and leaves gentle lacing along the glass.
Smell is of crisp, cracked wheat with plenty of coriander, orange peel, and grains of paradise.
Taste is of the same aromas with a light, citrusy crispness that compliments the spicing and mild yeastiness.
Moutheel is medium bodied, crisp, mildly sweet and tart, along with a spiced, semi-dry finish. The only complaint is that halfway through the pint, there seems to be an off, corn like presence that lingers along the palate. Not that noticeable but it's there.
The girls sitting beside me were all drinking this with a lemon wedge...say it aint so!

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Photo of oberon
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My girlfriend actually had this one but took a few samples.Poured a light yellow color with some decent haze with a nice big foamy head.Very citruisy smell with a hint of some spice (coriander maybe),taste was pretty tart but not overpowering.Really easy to drink and pretty impressive,kinda liked this offering.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just slightly cloudy, its pale yellow body is topped by a thin layer of creamy bright-white foam. The retention is fairly good and it leaves some nice lace at the outset. The aroma is quite impressive - tempestuous even - with mild notes of spice swirling amongst a thin but sharp lemony citrus and some dull wheat-ish malt and coriander. It's light bodied but zesty on the palate! The flavor is somewhat more subdued than the aroma with a limited amount of malt that anchors it as the lemon and light spice zip in and out; although it does become a bit honeyish in the finish before it drying out with a note of residual spice. A bit one-sided maybe, but quite drinkable and very refreshing. A perfect "lawnmower beer"!

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King's Wit from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
3.6 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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