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Jenneke - Rivertown Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 14.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: barczar on 07-26-2012

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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 13
Photo of jsurfs82
3.79/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer has all the aroma and up front characteristics of the style. My only knock is it finishes a little dry and is lacking that residual sweetness you would expect from the style. Overall not a bad beer.

Photo of torwart68
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Pale yellow color with good clarity though there is a slight haze. Soapy, champagne like head and carbonation, and has staying power.

SMELL: Pale malts, Belgian yeast (clove, pear), a touch of hops, and certainly bready. This is the kind of aroma I would expect from a Belgian pale ale.

TASTE: Slight farmhouse flavor with a bit of herb, pepper, and clove. Mild sweetness gives way to a semi dry finish. Pear and citrus notes come through pretty nicely, yeast spiciness and a bit of rustic character. The bready malts apparent in the nose show up in the taste as well. Pretty balanced though the finish is a bit sweet.

FEEL: Light bodied, high carbonation and a dry finish. The body is nice and almost fuzzy on the palate, goes down nice and smooth, velvety even.

OVERALL: A pretty good Belgian pale ale with mellow, agreeable flavors. Simple can go a long way with Belgian style ales and this is pretty good by American Belgo standards.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of CincySpectre
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of masterofsparks
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Rod_J
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

A fine offering from Rivertown Brewing. Ale pours a light yellow amber with moderate white
foam head that dies down to a thin layer of pooling foam and nice lacing. Nose of banana, fresh
bread, light clove, bitter orange, and sweet Belgian candy sugar. Taste is up front Belgian candy
malts with banana, clove, and coriander on the back. Sweet malts drift on the sides becoming
a lightly acidic aftertaste with bitter orange and lemon zest rounding out the back. A VERY
nice ale from a decent little local brewery. CHEERS.

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3.28/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Johnroby
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of rhino110
3.94/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

Photo of Shockey
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Photo of MacStinson
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of JoeLacy
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of MrBallz
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of davemathews68
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of starkdog24
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of StoutHunter
3.3/5  rDev 0%
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.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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Jenneke from Rivertown Brewing Co.
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