Manifesto | Eagle Rock Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Eagle Rock Brewery
California, United States
eaglerockbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by augustgarage on 12-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,150
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
74
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by Beernf:
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2.86/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap @ Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA. Poured into a tulip glass.

Not a huge fan of this beer. I have tried various Witbiers and know what i am getting into, but this one was so over carbonated, that i felt like i was drinking club soda. Flavors were very muted with lemon being the most prominent, but really i couldn't get over the yeast. I liked how it looked in the glass, but couldn't get over the mouthfeel to recommend it.

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Photo of beilfussd
4.12/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was previously not a big fan of this beer compared to Revolution and Red Velvet. Stopped by the tap room and they are out of rotation with the Revolution. Tried the Manifesto-nitro and have been converted.

The lower carbonation let the flavor come through allowing the drinker to feel the balance. The mouth feel was creamier with a refreshing feel.

Very drinkable and a nice way to end a week. Great lesson in the difference of a nitro-tap.

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Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of MrVonzipper
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of augustgarage
3.82/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Re-uploading my review after the server ate it (*sigh*).

On-tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Hollywood. Served in a generic tulip.

Pale straw, lightly hazy liquid with a small active off-white head which rapidly dissipates to a thin collar and then dissapears all-together. Average lacing.

Fresh bread dough, alfalfa, hints of rose water, and plenty of lemon zest aromatics. Very fresh and crisp.

Lemon, English cucumber, lactic tartness, with a yeasty white bread backbone. Flowery and floury finish with another touch of citrus. Very low spice notes, though the yeast could be a bit more robust. Excellent profile none the less.

Rather thin, though not excessively light-bodied. Very much lacking in effervescence though. Poor showing here compared to a true Belgian creation.

The mouthfeel inhibits the drinkability somewhat, but this ale is still very refreshing and sufficiently flavorful for the style.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quinnspub1
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrojanRB
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EzraAtom
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BennyProfane
4.16/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of cdog707yo
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of BWH999
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of khall
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Modernrickk
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of zak333
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThinkRedEsq
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of iridius
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RexF
4.37/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Disclaimer: I'm not a witbier lover.

That said, this is a great beer. I find myself finishing the glass and wanting another right away.

It doesn't have all the finickiness of a regular Wit, but delivers on the great flavors that i am always looking for.

Light and refreshing, this is a beer worth seeking.

Go to the Eagle Rock Tasting room and get it fresh. Can't be beat.

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Photo of Sandstone
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the brewery.

I'm not generally a big fan of wit beers -- many of the ones I've had have been too sweet, or overly spiced, or too yeasty. This one I enjoyed.

A: Cloudy pale blond. Poured with a thin head that vanished pretty quick.

S: The lemon peel they use it this really comes through in the nose, combined with the fruity esters of the belgian and saison yeasts.

T: The first thing that really struck me about this beer is that it had a lovely citrus like tartness to it. My first impression of the beer was that it reminded me almost more of a berliner weiss than a wit beer. The spice is very restrained and not a dominant force in the beer.

M: Well carbonated, although a little thin in the finish.

D: Had no problem putting back a pint, and the low alcohol (4.7% I think) ensures I could put back a good bit more.

Final verdict: A solid beer on its own, but traditional fans of Wit Beer may be a bit disappointed that it doesn't exactly follow style guidelines.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
3.09/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Manifesto from Eagle Rock Brewery
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 74 ratings