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Manifesto | Eagle Rock Brewery

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72 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by augustgarage on 12-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,732
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
72
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of RexF
4.37/5  rDev +23.1%
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 cdog707yo
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of ThinkRedEsq
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Sandstone
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
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 beilfussd
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
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 womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Blue Palms

A: Manifesto is a hazy, light golden color with a fluffy white head. There are tons of little carbonation bubbles.

S: A lot of citrus, particularly lemon and orange, yeast, and a bit of spice. There is also a nice bready quality to the aroma.

T: Much the same as the nose. A very refreshing hit of lemon, followed by the more hearty spice, bread, and yeast flavors. There's also a bit of tartness to this that I wasn't expecting.

M: The beer is very bubbly which gives it a nice light feel on the tongue. Quite enjoyable.

D: This is probably the easiest drinking witbier I've had. Nice and light but still some strong flavors. The slight tartness was reminiscent of a Berliner Weiss, but not quite to the same degree.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Chuggernaut00
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of mjr2377
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of brotherloco
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, grains, lemon zest, Belgian yeast, coriander, and some other spices.

T - Starts off with a mix of wheat, lemon zest, coriander, and some grains. Through the middle, some more Belgian yeast flavors come through with some other spices and some more citrus flavors. The finish is a mix of wheat, coriander and other spices, lemon zest, and Belgian yeast.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and spicy finish.

D - Very drinkable. Good witbier. Nicely balanced and very sessionable.

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Photo of SShelly
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow with almost no head, light white ring.

Aroma is light, tart and grainy.

Flavor is crisp and yeasty, light tartness on the backend.

Great for a hot day, not overly funky or estery, pretty interesting.
This is the third or fourth batch of this beer I've had and it seems to be improving every time.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brutalist
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of augustgarage
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
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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Photo of iridius
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of PowDay
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of zak333
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbauer
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stillyman11
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Manifesto from Eagle Rock Brewery
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 72 ratings
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