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Unified Theory - River North Brewery

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 9
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River North Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StonedTrippin on 05-27-2012)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What an interesting witbier. Almost a kind of herbal lavender thing going on. The barrel is definitely doing something intereting things that you don't really get on a typical wit. I highly suggest this one. But again, like the Marie, this is a heavy interpretation. Somehow though, it all gets pulled off in high fashion. Imagine that: a barrel aged witbier.

RblWthACoz, Oct 15, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

oak aged imperial wit. pours hazy and radiant golden to yellow with a lasting one inch pure white head. smells like new american oak, belgian yeast, and orchard fruit. flavor is surprisingly oaky, i guess they use those oak sirals for this. also some mild sweet notes, maybe honey, and a floral but not quite perfumy essence as well. mouthfeel is great, lively carbonation and a medium body, dry in the finish with the wood being the last flavor to fade out. overall this is an excellent brew, and an ambitious undertaking for a brand new brewery. i was more than impressed with this one.

StonedTrippin, May 27, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

huge thanks to daniloknezic for trading me this bottle! Thanks Don!

poured into tulip glass.

reviewed from notes taken 8/14/12.

Appearance: clear yellow bodied beer with a 1 finger white head.

Smell: Its got an interesting stink to it. never smelled anything like that before. Hay, grass, spicy, earthy.

Taste: This is a really busy beer with nice complexity! Hay, lemons, oak, grassy, herbal, spicy yeast, clove, honey, and mushrooms. Has a menthol finish that really makes this beer different.

Mouthfeel: low end of a medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. A touch of syrup in the mouthfeel. No ABV is even hinted at; even when this beer clock in at 8.5%!

Overall: River North brewery is really doing some inventive and creative beers. A fairly new brewery that not many people have heard of or know about. I like what they are doing and how brave they are tring some really advanced beer right out of the gates. I cant say I that I have ever heard of an oaked witbier before, much less tried one until now. Really cool beer, its worth a try! BA's give this new brewery a shot. They make good beer!

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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: A finger and a half of stark white foam sits gently on top of a crystal clear, pale, bright, yellow beer. A few champagne bubbles slowly work their way from the bottom of the glass to the bottom of the foam as the head slowly recedes. This is a very good looking beer.

SMELL: Quite a unique, complex smell here; grass, some fruit aromas (lemon is big), plenty of spice and just a very faint hint of barnyard funk lurking beneath it all.

TASTE: Like the nose, there is a LOT going on in here. A ton of sweet fruit flavors attack the palate right off the bat, but a strong black pepper spiciness tames that sweetness a touch. A little oak and vanilla flirt with the palate as well before a slight grassy and citrusy hop flavor washes the sip down.

MOUTHFEEL: Light to medium bodies, the carbonation in Unified Theory is very lively with an excellent, champagne-like sparkle. While it is sweet to start, the finish dries out quite nicely, paving the way for the next sip.

OVERALL: This is a far more interesting beer than any other Wit I’ve had. Big enough to hold up during these winter months, but will be a nice summer sipper as well.

StoneTSR, Feb 18, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Short white head on a golden body. Collar plus some lacing left.

Stanky! Lemongrassy.

Funk up front. I get a methol/mint At the tail end, oaky. Loving that finish. Very complex, unusual.

Medium mouthfeel, mid-low carbonation.

I get some methol in the smell after I taste it for the first time. Enjoyed more as I drank. Thanks 4DAloveofSTOUT!

Duff27, Aug 15, 2012
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Unified Theory from River North Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.