Unit 6 American Hefeweizen - Rivertown Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DavoleBomb:
2.31/5 rDev -23.5%
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.
09-04-2013 03:56:25 | More by DavoleBomb
More User Reviews:
3.08/5 rDev +2%
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.
10-31-2012 12:10:57 | More by Brenden
3.35/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
11-27-2013 05:36:31 | More by KickbacksSteve
2.3/5 rDev -23.8%
Poured into an A-B flute on 1/5/11
Pale, faded golden/yellow with a one thumb cap of white foam. Thin, wispy retention; no lace. The second pour finds chunky sediment.
Clean grain aromas - lightly toasted wheat. The pilsner malt adds a pleasant component. At first I though the hops smelled weak; sure, they're tame, but a nice grassy aroma is accented by zesty citrus peel and floral notions. Tastes similar in terms of wheat and pilsner malt, but the hops seems disoriented and weak, shoved aside by a lean, highly carbonated body. Finishes with some toasted wheat and a strange earthy note. Coating finish, too.
Overall impression - this doesn't have the fancy new Rivertown bottle cap, so maybe it's an older bottle. Not terrible, but I'd want some tweaks before considering it a repeat purchase. I'd be happy to give it another shot if freshness were assured.
01-06-2012 03:29:14 | More by Ryan011235
1.53/5 rDev -49.3%
I am a patriot of local brewing. So, when I saw a mixed 12-pack from Rivertown Brewery, I eagerly picked up one. All their beers have disappointed, but this one in particular went beyond the "mediocre inept beverage."
I am not a beer snob - well, maybe a little - but I had to pour this one out. It tastes just like somebody had dropped a case of soap into the vat.
I even checked that, maybe, my glass wasn't washed well, with residue of soap remaining in it or something.
Nope. It was the beer.
I cannot condone this type of brewing. It makes me dismayed to say this about a local brew, but - it's the WORST beer I have ever tried.
Coors Light included.
11-15-2011 02:32:07 | More by Cannoneer
2.63/5 rDev -12.9%
A: Pours a bright gold with a slight haze. Head is fluffy and slightly off white with good retention.
S: Aroma gives off wheat and cereal aroma, with a faint hop aroma. Lacks any traditional German yeast aromas.
T: Flavor is fairly light, and similar to the aroma with mostly light cereal and wheat flavor on the front. In the middle there are some slight ale yeast flavors (fruit esters). The finish has a nice bitterness to balance the sweet grain flavors.
M: Well carbonated, crisp, and refreshing.
O: This beer is hard to grade correctly. Although it says Hefeweizen on the bottle and is categorized as such on this website, it appears to be an American Wheat. Even the brewery calls it "A Mysterious, hard to define twist on an old classic! An unfiltered wheat ale brewed with pilsner malt, wheat barley, and fresh Pacific northwest hops!". Either way I gave it a below average grade as a Hefeweizen, as an American Wheat I would rate it average to slightly above.
05-22-2012 02:29:34 | More by DrinkinBoy
Unit 6 American Hefeweizen from Rivertown Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.