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Jenneke - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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Jenneke
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 13.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barczar on 07-26-2012)
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rhino110

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful crystal clear amber ale with a light frothy head and delicate lacings. The flavor is well balanced between malt and hops making it very drinkable. This 6.1% Belgian Pale Ale has a smooth mouthfeel with an initial hint of fruit / sweetness but ultimately a somewhat crisp dry finish. A light to medium bodied beer which doesn't weigh you down.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2014 21:23:36 | More by rhino110
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Shockey


3.75/5  rDev +13%

07-14-2014 02:23:42 | More by Shockey
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jenneke had a bright sunny color with a frothy, foamy head. The aroma was subtle wheat, bubblegum, clove and a stronger banana. I like this because the banana yeast flavor is more prevalent and the clove more subdued. It finishes with a bubblegum-like sweetness and a bit of peppercorn spice. This is very light and airy on the tongue. I found this to be a very good example of the style, albeit a light one.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2014 13:23:50 | More by KYGunner
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MacStinson

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-28-2014 03:04:35 | More by MacStinson
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fellowrs

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

12-18-2013 22:34:23 | More by fellowrs
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JoeLacy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +13%

10-07-2013 03:35:29 | More by JoeLacy
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MrBallz

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

10-02-2013 20:07:59 | More by MrBallz
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

08-27-2013 00:09:41 | More by davemathews68
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starkdog24

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

08-22-2013 01:45:23 | More by starkdog24
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StoutHunter

Michigan

3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I got a bottle of Rivertown's Jenneke from my cousin, thanks a lot Adam. It's a warm night in Mid Michigan and a Belgian Pale Ale sounds pretty good right now, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a shorter brown 12oz bottle into a tulip.

A- The label looks ok, but I don't really understand it and I don't think it's too eye catching. It poured a cloudy golden orange color that took on a darker orange hue when held to the light with two fingers worth of white head that died down to thick ring that stayed till the end and left some spotty lacing behind. This is a nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slight higher amount of medium sweetness followed by a big fruity aroma with some green apple, pear, and white grape aromas coming through. Up next comes some earthy and grass aroma followed by some orange rind and other citrus like aromas. After that comes some bready malt aromas with a lighter amount of Belgian yeast with cloves being the only yeast aroma that sticks out. The aroma was nice, but i wouldn't say it's that true to style and the Belgian yeast didn't stick out too much.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by some big fruity flavors with all of the fruits showing up that I picked up in the aroma with no one fruit stick out more than the other. Up next comes some sweet and bready malts with a slight bit of Belgian yeast that barely imparts some clove like flavors. I thought the flavors was nice, I liked the fruit aspect but it didn't seem true to style and the Belgian yeast hardly showed up.

M- Smooth, slightly crisp, a little dry, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice and it worked pretty well with this beer.

Overall I liked this beer, but I didn't think it was a good example of a Belgian Pale Ale, the fruity flavors were a little overboard for the style and the Belgian yeast was way in the background and hardly discernible. This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, clean, not filling, and the flavors did a nice job at holding my attention, drinking a couple of these wouldn't be a problem and I think it's a good warm weather beer. What I liked the most about this beer was the aroma and mouthfeel, they were both nice and the appearance was also good. What I liked the least about this beer was how little the Belgian yeast showed up, it was a little more apparent in the aroma, but other than that it was very hidden and it barley showed up. I might buy this beer if it was available in my area, but when it comes to Belgian Pale Ales I can think of more than a few other ones that I would much rather have. I recommend this beer to anyone who likes lighter and fruity beers, but I wouldn't recommend this as a good Belgian Pale Ale. All in all i was happy that I got to try this beer and as a beer I liked it, but as a Belgian Pale Ale I thought it was lacking. This was my second brew from Rivertown and I think I enjoyed the Helles Lager more, but I don't think this was a bad beer, it just wasn't a great example of the style. I think Rivertown's ok but I'd like to try more of their beers.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2013 03:39:20 | More by StoutHunter
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beerslushy

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-29-2013 16:17:17 | More by beerslushy
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seeswo

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

07-19-2013 00:30:02 | More by seeswo
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Pillowburn

Michigan

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-08-2013 04:08:21 | More by Pillowburn
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rgille2

Ohio

3/5  rDev -9.6%

07-04-2013 22:52:28 | More by rgille2
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schwemjw

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy and golden with a fluffy white head.

S: Very fruity and floral. Citrus, lemon and the bitter lemon pit. A hint of yeast and a nice mix of bread in there. A little clove spice.

T: Very similiar to how it smells. Its floral with a tinge of spice. Clove and cinnamon. But alot of big bread and a hint of yeast. Some light fruity citrus. A slightly bitter earthy finish. Sweet caramel comes through here and there. Refreshing

M: The drinkability of this is great. It has moderate carbonation that feels springy on your tongue. Very easy to drink and quite refreshing.

O: This is definitely an enjoyable brew. Great for summer. It hits all the standard notes of citrus, bread and yeast. Refreshing and drinkable. A good, not great beer. But one i'll drink anytime!! /80

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 04:53:30 | More by schwemjw
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murraymj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +20.5%

06-23-2013 00:45:36 | More by murraymj
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OB1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +13%

06-18-2013 23:53:25 | More by OB1
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SeriousALEment

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

06-10-2013 23:56:56 | More by SeriousALEment
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Rdc67

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-29-2013 23:03:22 | More by Rdc67
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norinco

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

05-29-2013 15:32:20 | More by norinco
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Brenden

Ohio

3.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This one, a thick, hazy dark gold with some sedimentation and "floaties" swirling around, manages a small but sustained 1/2 finger or so of creamy pure white head. It fades to a thin layer that also does stick around, and some reasonable lacing is left on the glass after an initial thin ring is dropped.
I smell the banana and clove of the Belgian yeast, but it fades off a little too fast. Pale fruits come out along with pale malts offering a mildly grassy note. A hint of breads and a peppery whiff finish it out.
The flavor falls flat, particularly off a nose that isn't bad. Most of what comes out it a dank, unpleasant sourness, and not the kind that shows infection. A bit of horseblanket in a beer not intended for that isn't so good. There's an unpleasantly heavy, somewhat strange note to the flavor on the back of the tongue. It's not terrible, but it verges on bad.
The feel starts off way to spritzy, and it's just too much. There's also not enough smoothness to carry it. It's okay once that spritziness falls off, but then it's still a little heavy on the carbonation. The body itself works fine for the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 21:33:10 | More by Brenden
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alexknuckles

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-03-2013 01:46:11 | More by alexknuckles
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cmarshall0

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.6%

02-26-2013 04:10:15 | More by cmarshall0
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +28%

01-05-2013 13:52:39 | More by Lukass
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - started out clear and golden. Poured in a little of the sediment which clouded thigns up a little. A conservative top that goes to a partial cover before long.

Aroma - very light Belgian yeast at first. As it sets up, some bready and dank floral/fruity notes come out, reminiscent of the Bradford pear tree flowers that come out in early spring.

Taste - light fruity malt, a mild spiciness and bite of hops. The yeast provides some classic Belgian character. Finishes wet and clean, a light yeasty tang in its wake.

Mouthfeel - crisp, fluffy, light to medium body.

Drinkability - a tasty, sessionable Belgian pale from RT.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 05:07:52 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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Jenneke from Rivertown Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.