1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

River North White - River North Brewery

Not Rated.
River North WhiteRiver North White

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River North Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hopfacebrew on 03-12-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by StoneTSR:
Photo of StoneTSR
4.26/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: Hazy and straw yellow in color, the White pours with a stark-white, precarious, half inch head on top. The head quickly collapses into a thick ring around the edge of the glass while hundreds of bubbles leisurely float to the top trying to rescue the dying layer of foam on top.

SMELL: Banana and bubble gum greet the nose with a little lemon and spice (clove, a hint of black pepper) lurking beneath it. The aroma is very pleasant, but could be stronger.

TASTE: There is a lot of fruit up front on this one. A big wave of citrus crashes into the palate up front, but instantly is overtaken by sweet, bready malt. The tail end is a spicy and, once again, citrusy conclusion.

MOUTHFEEL: This is a very well balanced beer and the mouthfeel is outstanding. It’s sweet to start, but has a sharp, pronounced, dry finish that hits the middle/back part of the tongue hard enough to almost create a pucker. The body is light overall and a friendly, light carbonation tickles the palate in just the right way.

OVERALL: This is an exceptionally well made beer. Given the style, this is a beer that could easily be overlooked, but after taking some time to sit down and focus on this beer, it really is quite delicious. Plus, the can looks great.

StoneTSR, Nov 19, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

16 oz can. Pours clear straw yellow with a big meringue-like white head that retains well and laces the glass some. The second pour is a bit hazy.

The aroma is sweet wheaty malt and some funky fruit and banana with a bit of coriander and perfume.

The flavor is sweet wheaty malt with musty yeast and very little spice. The finish is pretty bitter for the style. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with very spritzy active carbonation.

Overall, meh for a wit. It's a bit sweet and musty with no spice.

Beaver13, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of mverity
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

mverity, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of Guden
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Guden, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of Snoopybean24
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Snoopybean24, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -18%

acurtis, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of GeorgeH
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

GeorgeH, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of deac83
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%

deac83, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of ucsbmullet
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

ucsbmullet, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

The beer is a hazy murky soft golden color. An impressive bright white fluffy head hangs around for a long while, leaving bubbly, airy lacing.

The aroma is sweet and fruity, maybe even tangy somehow. A little bit of banana peel in the finish.

The taste is really sweet and malty up front. A lot of bread and grain notes mix with banana and subtle tropical fruits.

The mouthfeel is somewhat light and carbonated.

Overall, a refreshing witbier with good character. Would be a great deck beer in warmer months.

JuicesFlowing, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of carteravebrew
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

carteravebrew, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of trebbates
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

trebbates, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Thads324
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Thads324, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Summer92
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%

Summer92, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of Cubsfan1087
3/5  rDev -18%

Cubsfan1087, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of famous_mortimur
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

famous_mortimur, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of barryjg
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

barryjg, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

vermilcj, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Very tall head in the narrow Wittekerke glass with a pale lemon-colored brew. Quite sudsy, especially gulped straight from the can, which seems to work better than watching the big head not melt away for minutes and minutes.

Thin body with the distinctive beery spice note of the typical Witbier. The faintest sweet malt taste flees in the face of the yeasty bitterness. Serious cloves and coriander in this stuff. It has a lot of that mineral taste that reminds me of the smell of pencil shavings, but heavy on the graphite. Aftertaste is surprisingly bitter with the yeasty residue.

This hits all the bases on the style but it's not very tasty. Seems kind of harsh, bitter, and acidic for a Wit. The 16 oz can was marked down at Grapevine Liquors in Denver.

mactrail, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BDeibs, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of ayatsato
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ayatsato, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of QueerBeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I am not a fan of witbiers in general, but I am a fan of River North, so I picked up a four-pack of these on sale to give it a try. Nice foam and effervescence, but the color of a macro beer gave me pause. Subtly spicy and a touch bready in the nose. The beer is not brewed with spices, so the taste is only the spice notes given off by the yeast, which makes it present without being heavy-handed. Finishes crisp for an overall refreshing, clean beer. Would recommend as a session.

QueerBeer, May 02, 2014
Photo of seanchai
4/5  rDev +9.3%

seanchai, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of appetiteforparis
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

appetiteforparis, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of BlackHoleBrew42
5/5  rDev +36.6%

BlackHoleBrew42, Aug 06, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
River North White from River North Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.