Grateful White - Rivertowne Pourhouse

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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First had: on tap at Piper's Pub, Pittsburgh, PA

Poured into a Guinness pint, not too impressive appearance, golden-yellow, pretty clear--I like to see at least a little haze in a wheat beer--and a small fizzy 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). Biscuity malts 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, but I wasn't crazy about it, and I'm glad it was the wife's beer and not mine. heh

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Grateful White
Rivertowne Pourhouse
Style: Witbier
ABV: 6.10 %

LOOK: Straw yellow with a moderate haze. Small foam cap forms and leaves a bit of lace. Some carbonation bubbles rising to the top, this looks like a standard witbier.

SMELL: Wheat, lemon and floral hop aromas are predominant. A bit sweet smelling but overall, on par for style.

TASTE: Tangy wheat malt base, clove, a touch of lemony citrus, very mild bitterness and small earthy hops. For a stronger wit (6.1% ABV) there is little hint of it in the flavor. Just musty wheat, citrus, hay and grass.

FEEL: Medium to full bodied, leaning towards the fuller bodied range. Drinks a bit slow, but it was a 22oz draft. Holds flavor and carbonation well.

OVERALL: A serviceable wit with a sizable strength. Good flavor profile, and solid all the way through. Would pair nicely with a medium or extra spicy curry. A worthy wheat beer from Pittsburgh.

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3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 1-2 fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, banana, pear, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, banana, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light tartness and earthy spice on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, banana, pear, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness 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 and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice witbier. Good balance and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Backstory: The people that run Full Pint used to work at Rivertowne. When they left, they took the recipe and name of the White Lightning beer with them. Rivertowne has "replaced" that beer with this one which is a new beer.

on tap at the North Shore location.

Pours a light lemony yellow gold color, whitish head dissipates to literally nothing.

Citrus and coriander in the nose with some wheaty grassy malt.

The taste is of lemon citrus and coriander over wheaty malt. There is notable sweetness that tastes like a combination of honey and wild flowers.

Medium body with lighter carbonation.

This is a pretty good wit, uniquely sweet compared to other wits I've had. Not overly so, but most wits either have the citrus/coriander or the grassy wheat malts taking center stage. The sweetness is definitely the center of this beer's flavor profile. Overall, I enjoyed it and will look forward to having it again on a warm summer day.

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Grateful White from Rivertowne Pourhouse
81 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.