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Unit 6 American Hefeweizen - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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Unit 6 American HefeweizenUnit 6 American Hefeweizen

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BA SCORE
73
okay

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 26.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cannoneer on 11-15-2011)
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -1.3%

07-26-2014 19:49:38 | More by Iparedman
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Minnesota

2/5  rDev -34.2%

07-02-2014 19:02:58 | More by mfl620ks
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DangerDawg

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

06-25-2014 20:58:49 | More by DangerDawg
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-23-2014 22:37:59 | More by qcbrewer
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kylehay2004

Florida

3/5  rDev -1.3%

04-05-2014 01:48:32 | More by kylehay2004
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cambabeer

Florida

3/5  rDev -1.3%

03-31-2014 03:54:19 | More by cambabeer
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Buckeye_Bill

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-09-2014 03:29:58 | More by Buckeye_Bill
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Lare453

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

02-15-2014 05:06:50 | More by Lare453
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BeerMeColorado

Colorado

3/5  rDev -1.3%

12-28-2013 19:44:08 | More by BeerMeColorado
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

3.35/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Large white, fluffy head, good retention on a hazy golden body. Aroma includes some mild fresh citrussy hop bitterness and a hint of lemon zest. Taste is mildly bitter, again some lemon and not too much else. Lacking a bit in flavor but certainly should be approachable and drinkable to most.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2013 05:36:31 | More by KickbacksSteve
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metter98

New York

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

10-27-2013 17:46:04 | More by metter98
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DontWorry_BeHoppy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

10-17-2013 01:20:32 | More by DontWorry_BeHoppy
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

09-10-2013 16:56:05 | More by Johnny_Duck
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

2.31/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a weizen glass.

3.0 A: Clear light orange color. Got less than one finger of head to form and it left pretty quickly. Short ring of lacing.

2.5 S: Aroma on this is pretty uninspired. Lacking all the usual suspects of a hefe - very little spiciness, no yeastiness at all. Neutral wheat is the strongest thing going. It does have something like a bubble gum aroma, but it's probably just the hops. Speaking of which, hops are a grassy floral combination. Not particularly enticing.

2.25 T: Taste is even more disappointing. Wheat and then the hoppiness found in the nose - floral, bubblegum, grass. Light wheat flavor. Again disappointing is about all you need to know.

2.5 M: Medium body. A bit less carbonation than I'd like. Missing the creaminess, which is probably due to the lack of yeast.

2.0 D: Nothing good going on in this. Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 03:56:25 | More by DavoleBomb
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starkdog24

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

08-22-2013 01:43:52 | More by starkdog24
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

07-24-2013 01:24:38 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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murraymj

Ohio

3/5  rDev -1.3%

07-02-2013 00:00:38 | More by murraymj
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norinco

Ohio

3/5  rDev -1.3%

05-29-2013 15:34:02 | More by norinco
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

05-16-2013 03:20:49 | More by davemathews68
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cmoses

Ohio

4/5  rDev +31.6%

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Billz187

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +56.3%

02-17-2013 02:08:37 | More by Billz187
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Hopmeplease

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -50.7%

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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +31.6%

01-05-2013 13:53:57 | More by Lukass
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Brenden

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This hefe is on the darker side of gold and the style. It starts off thick and opaque, but I have to say I've never seen an unfiltered beer that starts off opaque and then...clears up(?). Anyway, it's still slightly opaque, but I can see through it. Pretty strange. It grows a white head with a slight yellow tint that doesn't rise particularly high but does manage a foam that's very sturdy and never fades. Lacing is spotty.
I smell no Belgian yeast in this beer. Is the mysterious new twist that it's not actually a Hefeweizen? Smells like an APWA to me. Crackery malts with a wheat essence seem to form the foundation. There is a good floral hoppiness for a light ale. So, not a bad smell for a beer all in all, nothing like a hefeweizen; I'd say it evens out to average.
The flavor is pretty much the same story. That it's fairly hoppy for such a light beer is good; that it's nothing like the style isn't so much. I don't think a brewery ought to just brew a light ale (granted, there's plenty of wheat) and randomly call it a hefeweizen if it isn't one. What makes it a hefe if there's no Belgian yeast? It's not just the wheat.
The feel is brisk, the body on the higher side of light though it remains within parameters. The carbonation does make for a pretty good smoothness. It's just a little too spritzy, otherwise not bad.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 12:10:57 | More by Brenden
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

09-18-2012 02:34:18 | More by Dapperticus
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Unit 6 American Hefeweizen from Rivertown Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.