Manifesto | Eagle Rock Brewery

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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

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Added by augustgarage on 12-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
10.61%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
For Trade:
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Photo of charlzm
2.7/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Consumed February 14th, 2012 at Tony's Darts Away, Burbank, CA.

Beer is slightly hazy golden with a very small white head.

Aromas of lemon, coriander and musty clove.

Flavor has plenty of banana, accented by powdery Belgian yeast.
Missing are all the zesty notes promised by the nose.

Somewhat dry on the finish but lacking in the liveliness that this style is known for.

A fairly weak effort, though not a disaster. Inoffensive.

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Photo of chadski
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Ozzychavez
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Furlinator
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beernf
2.86/5  rDev -20.1%
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 OscarO67
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Nerdypunk
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.09/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nickgiraud
3.12/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lucnifter
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EchoParker
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of khall
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of SuperMario
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of mpenske
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of KhangGarrett
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of LADYBEAST
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of eulerthegrape
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Falsey
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of notchucknorris
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Stone's 15th Anniversary

A: Pale greenish color with a very thin off white head.

S: Sort of a funky wheat aroma with a touch of pale malt in the background.

T: The taste is very slow to develop. Eventually, a slight lemon and clove taste develops. My girlfriend said this beer tasted "murky" and, honestly, I can't think of a better way to put it.

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Photo of callmescraps
3.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like saisons, I like witbiers. I like trying local stuff. So I decided to give this a shot at the Goat.

Appearance- Light gold, certainly cloudy. No head to speak of, and only minimal lacing. Not a great start.

Smell- Rich, plenty of yeast. Some light sour apple, plenty of clove. Lots of hefe-like yeast, and esters. A citrus/lime component. Nice.

Taste- Strong Belgian yeast, right off the bat. It's a little almost stale tasting, but with tons of yeast. It's like the saison and witbier yeasts got in a fight or something. Also a strong citrus, lemon component. It's a muddled sweet, spicy, citrus thing going on.

Mouthfeel- Nice and crisp. Some more carbonation might be nice.

Drinkability- It goes down fine, but it's one and done for me.

Sometimes when you mix styles you bring out the worst in both of them. This might be the case. It's just a little too muddled. Also, one of the yeastiest beers I can remember. An interesting idea, but not a great product.

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Photo of mudboneINla
3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of route66pubs
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled at the Brewery on 9/4/10, about 20 minutes ago.

Pours a beautiful golden color, very cloudy, with a miniscule white head. Very little aroma of note, but slight floral scent comes to mind. Slight citrusy taste, maybe a bit of nutmeg. Some crispiness in the mouth gives a little but of a tingling, increasing the enjoyment.

This brew, with its low ABV, is quite easily enjoyed, especially on a hot summer day in the City of Angels.

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