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Funk Vessel - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: theeagleguy on 01-25-2014)
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a hazy orange color with a half inch off-white head that sticked around for a while. There's also a decent amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like vinegar, lemon, citrus peel, apples, and some oak. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some vanilla noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it's a good brew, I'd like to pick up another bottle of this at some point. Rivertown is one of the few breweries right now in Ohio that's making a point to brew sour/wild ales on a regular basis, and they're doing a good job of it. I think this one is certainly worth trying, $13.99 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 01:50:12 | More by bluejacket74
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Funk Vessel from Rivertown Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.