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Grateful White - Rivertowne Pourhouse

Grateful White
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82
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 10.25%


Brewed by:
Rivertowne Pourhouse visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Andrew has spent years creating this perfect wit. He combines crisp coriander, sweet orange, and grains of paradise to enhance an aromatic malt character that will have your taste buds dancing into the promised land. Try our tribute beer that is as eclectic as out grateful friends.

(Beer added by: Cylinsier on 05-16-2012)
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by WoodBrew:
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a golden-yellow, pretty clear and a thin white head that dissipated almost completely. Grassy aroma, light, with a touch of peppery spice, and a little bit of lemon (quite possibly from the wedge that was stuck on the rim of the glass). Malty in the taste, grassy, flowery, light touches of citrus and spice, typical of the style. Kind of bland and bitter in the finish. It was pretty light and tasty, fairly drinkable, I thought it was one of the better beers on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2012 02:59:02 | More by WoodBrew
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RVigz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-14-2014 17:32:00 | More by RVigz
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is my third beer from this brewery and I think I set my expectations fairly low, so this one exceeded them. It is a competent wit.

It pours a nice cloudy yellow wit look, with very little head or lace. The aroma is and average version of that yeasty, fruit/spice smell one associates with the style - authentic enough. The taste is a nice slightly tart, fairly clean taste. The aftertaste similarly is mildly yeasty and malty. not bad.

Overall it is a bit weaker all around than I would prefer, but it is a very drinkable brew. I will not seek it out again (but I bought it looking for their Scottish, which is pretty darn good).

Serving type: can

03-15-2014 20:04:17 | More by schoolboy
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-15-2013 03:32:07 | More by CheftoDeath
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-21-2013 18:47:54 | More by sammyt728
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

09-21-2013 18:46:57 | More by Sturmthis
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-04-2013 02:06:51 | More by lisahope27
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10%

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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.9%

07-26-2013 03:09:46 | More by Pensfan0782
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-22-2013 00:36:57 | More by JSkone09
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-28-2013 17:21:40 | More by JohnK17
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Pennsylvania

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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Creamy lemon color. Hazy. Weak head formation. Foam looks scummy.

A lot of coriander and a nice dose of lemon. Quieter with the wheat malts. Wildly spicy with even a light white peppery note. Likeable.

Follows the nose with heavy coriander and mixed citrus. Primarily, lemon, with notes of tangerine and green banana. A little peppery. Pretty dry with some stock bitterness right before the tailend. Almost cedary. Tanginess dries up in the finish.

Suspended yeast carries a little weight, which is helpful. A witbier where the carbonation doesn't dissapoint (so many of them seem flaccid). Nice warm weather drinking.

Turns out to be a decent little witbier, one that I'll enjoy returning to.

Serving type: can

05-19-2013 04:38:24 | More by thecheapies
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a medium hazed yellow-golden color with a one finger white head. The head has a moderate level of retention fading to leave a trace level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is grainy and yeasty with a wheat and lemon smell. Along with these aromas are more of the same classic wit aromas that would be expected with notes of a grassy hop, some coriander and clove and a good biscuit malt backbone.

Taste –The taste begins with a biscuit and lemon citrus flavor mixed with a moderate amount of yeast. The taste starts out drier for a wit and gets even more so as the taste advances from the start until the very end where it seems to sweeten up again. The yeasty flavors grow stronger and stronger as the taste moves on bringing with them flavors of coriander and clove. Toward the end an orange citrus and some flavors of banana bring a bit of sweetness to the brew. A light grassy flavor also comes to the tongue at the end of the taste to leave a rather dry and pleasant yeasty wit taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the brew is a little creamier for a wit with a carbonation level that is slightly lower. While not traditional, the slightly creamier body is nice for the biscuit flavors of the brew with the yeasty flavors seemingly accentuated by the thicker body and lower carbonation as well.

Overall – A fairly tasty wit with an overall drier taste and a good malty and biscuit flavor. Fairly pleasant and well worth a try.

Serving type: can

05-16-2013 00:36:30 | More by Darkmagus82
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type - Can

Appearance - Golden straw yellow, not much of a head or lacing at all.

Smell - Grassy, floral hops, lemon, grapes, spices, coriander, wheat and sugary yeasts.

Taste - Starts out with wheat and lemon flavors, mixed with some floral hops and yeasts. Has a slight malt backbone mixed with spices. A little bland with the coriander/lemon peel spices. Slight alcohol comes out at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Wheat and floral hops coat the tongue along with some spices. Palate gets some more floral hops, some malts and yeasts. The aftertaste is bland and bitter.

Overall - Its decent, more wheat up front then anything else. Spices and malts take a backseat. A little more floral hoppy then I was expecting. There's better wits out there but this isn't the worst I've had. Worth a drink for fans of the style or looking for a different tasting wit.

Serving type: can

05-11-2013 22:36:29 | More by wvsabbath
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Grateful White from Rivertowne Pourhouse
82 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.