Witbier | Rockmill Brewery

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Rockmill Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bluejacket74 on 12-10-2010

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Photo of Oopssorryy
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden hue, with a massive and thick white head. Cloudy, with only the vigorous bubbles of carbonation being able to be seen in this one. Retention is great, with very little loss in total head, and with some effort, you can regain any lost head with ease. Lacing isn't great, but with a head this good it's not a huge deal. In the nose I get a lot of apple, and some sort of musky spice that I can't quite place.

The flavor is interesting. A lot of spice hits you up front , starting out mild, and building to a sharp crescendo at the end, actually turning a tad spicy in a pepper like quality. There is an underlying flavor of apple cider with just a touch of sweetness that is balanced by the strong bitter note the brew leaves you with at it's finish. While not all the flavors stay with your tongue after swallowing, the spice does, coating the tongue is a slight heat.

The mouth feel is somewhat thick, not like a stout, but a good porter. Nice, creamy in texture, allowing you to really swish it around the mouth and get a good feel of the flavors this one hides. The beer does not show it's 6%ABV, but along with its spice qualities, the ABV will warm you just a tad.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An impressive thick white head. Be careful when you pour. Moderate aroma, with a taste of wheat, yeast, citrus, almost like a sour, but it is more than that, overall a pleasant interesting flavor.

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Photo of Rick778
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crewfan1952
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the bottle in a snifter glass. This nice wit pours a hazy yellowish orange with a sizable white head of dissipating foam that dies down to a thick pool, thick ring, and nice lacing. Nose of light banana, tart lemon zest, white grapes, earthy yeast, and sweet Belgian candy sugars. Flavors follow the nose with sweet candy malts, soft grains, and lemon peel in the middle. Earthy yeast and tartness blends with a light banana note that finishes lightly tart and subtly dry. Effervescent and bubbly this is a great example of the style brewed here in Ohio.


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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/1/2015. Pours hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earth yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of herbal bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent witbier. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. This feels noticeably stronger on spiciness than most I have had in the style, but doesn’t feel out of balance. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Eziel
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thedifferencemaker
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this with brunch. Thought it was fine but nothing special.

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Photo of Brewstradamus
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFields
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of eball33
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of gregcordle
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The common additions of orange peel and coriander are strongly suggested in witbier, but they are only acceptable when they complement the already present peppery spice and fruity esters that the beer produces naturally. While many overdo it, Rockmill brewers are content to allow the yeast to do much of the speaking.

Its pour comes way of hazy straw appearances and a creamy blanket of froth to lay across. Taken back by its earthy tone, the scents are musty of vinous cork, cellar musk, and mild farmhouse. its soft apple cider upstart is short on sweet but bold on white wine acidity.

Its bubbly effervescence is suggestive of chardonnay and chapagne as the apple, orange and lemon accents crawl swiftly across the palate. Trending dry and spicy, the ale begins to sell more "saison" character than that of wheat.

Yet its dry and racy finish is prickly and slightly warming- each are highlighted by peppery spice and its vinously dry tartness, With echoes of dried citrus, the taste of straw-like bite and grasses decorate the finish with floral whimsy.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty good wit here. Nice citrus tones. Mild earthy and grass characteristics. Very easy to drink and very well balanced. The only detractor is a high level of carbonationl Beyond that though, this is a well executed example of the style. Another nice one from Rockmill.

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Photo of Chris00710
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of tykechandler
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of srb176
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of sneaks2210
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of raznug
3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This beer pours a pale straw golden color and is topped with just a thin layer of head.
Smell: The aroma of this wit has a slight malt and yeast aroma but I can smell the slightest amount of possible funky aroma might be spoiled.
Taste: The taste of the beer doesn’t have a funky taste it is rather good for the style I am not a big wit beer fan but the yeast is subtle enough that it doesn’t dominate the malt flavor.
Mouthfeel: This is a thin but tasty beer I just wish that the aroma was better.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Gregvg
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of AJ_Nungesser
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Witbier from Rockmill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 48 ratings