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Rock Bottom White Ale
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Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Editor’s Note: If you had a traditional orange peel and coriander witbier (Belgian Wit, Belgian White, White Ale, or Winter White) from a Rock Bottom brewpub listed at 5.1-5.5% area, it goes under this parent listing.

Pale and with a touch of haze, this ale gets it’s unique flavor from orange peel, coriander, and Belgian yeast.


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3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft. Cloudy pale yellow color, small white head. Aroma of clove bubblegum. Taste is similar.
Earlier Rating: 6/4/2012 Total Score: 2.7
Draft. Cloudy yellow color. Aroma of lemon and orange peel. Taste is orange and heavy coriander. Mediocre.
Earlier Rating: 11/12/2011 Total Score: 2.5
Draft. Cloudy pale yellow color. Aroma of bubblegum and clove. Taste is orange juice with light spice and a bitter finish.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5172) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Tap, Seattle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body with a small frothy white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is spice driven, but there’s a light chemical-like note in here, beyond the normal somewhat soapy character that I sometimes get from coriander. The flavor is very thin, focused on the coriander and orange peel, not much in the way of wheat or yeast character. Very short finish. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with fizzy carbonation, a little too heavily filtered. A rather bland and run of the mill Wit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
On tap @ the brewpub in Seattle, listed as "Seattle Belgian Wit". Cloudy pale yellow, creamy white head. Sweet spicy and wheaty profile, (approaching Blue Moon in sweetness but not quite), citrus undertones, dry finish. Nice enough.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
LuckyDog (447) - - DEC 6, 2014
Crisp, citrus, coriander. Clean. I looked it more than some of the Rock Bottom beers.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3682) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Tap in Arlington, VA. Pours cloudy pale yellow, large white puffy head dissipates slowly with great lacing. Aroma is wheat, coriander, lemon, a touch of smoke. Light sweet, wheaty, lemon and coriander in the taste. Light body. Another solid beer for its style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2724) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2014
On tap at the brewpub with Kara, andy and Patty. Pours a cloudy light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, coriander,clove, bready malt. Flavor is sweet citrus and bready up front with some spices in the finish. Smooth palate, very easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (3434) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Tap. Hazy golden with small head. Mild wheat body with light spice and citrus.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Serving: Draft at Rock Bottom Charlotte. It pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Strong orange zest nose. The flavor is overwhelming orange zest, coriander, and perfume notes with an off sweetness. Cloying and leaves a film on the tongue. Not for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (5234) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Draft - Wheat and citrus. Hazy yellow gold with a nice white head. Wheat and lots of citrus. Easy drinking and nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3376) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On tap at Richmond Short Pump location. Pours a pale hazed yellow, good head, appearance spot on. Aroma lightly of orange and coriander and wheat. Flavor matches, textbook wit, but the flavors overall were a bit on the light side for my tastes. But nicely done, and easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3714) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
On draft at the Arlington, VA, location. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of banana bread. Flavors of cardamom. Smooth finish.


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