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Unified Theory - River North Brewery

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 11
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River North Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: StonedTrippin on 05-27-2012

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Photo of Beaver13
2.55/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is bready malt, lots of spices (floral, corriander, and pepper) with some lemon zest.

The flavor is sweet bready malts, some tropical fruit and a lot of spice with a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, interesting, but too over the top with spices and sweetness.

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.12/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Aroma is my favorite feature-- passion fruit, hints of honey, and tangerine. Instead of the typical cloudy pale yellow, this is clear yellow gold. The first sip is shocking, it's just so sweet as to make me woozy. Even Pink Champale is dry compared to this.

I can see why TheBrewo noted every fruit flavor known to man in his review. Maybe there really is a hint of parsnips here. And is that lemon verbena? It is truly swarming with strange and mainly fruity flavors. And the wood. I guess this is faintly like a Witbier, but mostly it's a mad scientist's version of a Belgian strong golden ale. A little bit of pencil shavings is the only spice I taste.

This is not something to drink more than a short glass of, but it's quite fascinating. I was hoping for less sugar and a cleaner taste, but I keep sipping and being amazed by the sheer craziness. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

Photo of GilGarp
3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served cold on tap at the brewery.

Unified Theory is a slightly hazy pale golden ale with thin white head.

Aroma is sweet and slightly spicy.

Flavor has that now familiar oaked vanilla character. It still seems a little under-attenuated with a lingering sweetness but I think it works better in an oaked beer. Sweet, floral, herbal, and spicy, in that order.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated.

Overall a solid strong wit but a little too sweet for my tastes.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a goblet

A- Pours an orange, opaque color. Bubbly effervescent. White head formation, frothy at about a 1/4". Breaks down quickly, little lacing.

S - Fruity and spicy, citrusy and quite a bit of coriander. Not getting any oaking from the nose.

T - Starts off dry, smooth with a few hints of belgian yeast. Mid-stream gets more balanced, with a quick hit of some sour and earthy astringency notes from the oak. Finishes a little more balanced with some citrus notes and some oak biting flavors.

M - Moderate body, medium to strong carbonation. Dry to the tongue, but with some retained bite from the oak.

O / D - Worth a try - somewhat easy drinking, abv is pretty potent and somewhat filling. The only part I don't quite get here is the oaking - this would be an excellent beer of that harsh bite was a little more subdued. Otherwise I feel this a solid but not great offering.

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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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Unified Theory from River North Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.