Unit 6 American Hefeweizen - Rivertown Brewing Co.
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Reviews by raznug:
3.78/5 rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: This beer pours a slightly hazy orange color and is topped with 1” of angel white head that leaves rather quickly to a thin layer of mini bubbles.
Smell: This smells spot on what a hefeweizen should be a nice waft of malt aroma some coriander and orange peel, delicious.
Taste: It does not have the taste that I expected not a typical hefe but that isn’t all bad it say a new twist on an old favorite. There is a nice malt backbone to the beer just like it should be it just doesn’t have the coriander taste that most hefeweizen’s have.
Mouthfeel: This is a light and easy drinking beer a great sit on the beach and take it easy type of brew. Unit 6 is not your typical hefe, but that isn’t all bad a change of pace is good sometimes.
Serving type: bottle
08-20-2012 13:52:28 | More by raznug
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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
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
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
Unit 6 American Hefeweizen from Rivertown Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.