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Grateful White - Rivertowne Brewing

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rivertowne Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mounty4Life on 02-22-2013)
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5/5  rDev +37%

rlatas, Friday at 08:09 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Guitars_and_beer, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of BWED
2.68/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can poured into chalice

A- Hazy pale gold. White head fizzles out pretty fast. No lacing. Quite effervescent, however.

S- This smells almost exactly like grapefruit for some reason, even though I know it's not in the beer. Orange and coriander is picked up as well.

T- The orange is very up front here. So sweet. There is no spice, and the malt character is a little grainy.

M- There isn't much feel to this. It looks effervescent, but there really isn't much carbonation. Not really a fan.

O- Like their pineapple beer, this one has way too much fruit or juice in it. This isn't really close to the Wit style at all. Did they even use a Belgian yeast strain?

BWED, Oct 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

JimmyAloysius, Sep 28, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +3%

emeyer, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of schoolboy
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

Why two nearly identical Rivertownes? I guess if you've seen one you've seen them all. Remember Three Rivers and Riverfront stadiums? Identical.

Anyway, it's a decent wit. It pours with nice head and color. The can has obviously done a great job of preserving an often skunked style - this one has not a hint of that, and as a result tastes sweeter than expected. The malt dominates the fruity yeasty taste I prefer. The hops profile is appropriately very low

The aftertaste is also pretty sweet, but very clean too. Overall it is a nice example of the style, though far from the best.

schoolboy, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

TheBigParade, Sep 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

dcerdman, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Capronct, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

baconfromwalmart, Aug 25, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +12.9%

GameOfBeers, Aug 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +37%

durwood64, Aug 18, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +14%

bubseymour, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

JamieDuncan, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Stofko1992, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

whatname, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

BamfBacon, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

DeadWalkerAir, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Kurmaraja, Jul 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Bucknutty24, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Brenden
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This wit is the typical pale yellow color, and it's got a bit of a gleam to it. It is heavily hazed, to the point of opacity. The head, which reaches one finger and dwindles down slowly, is as pure and bright a white as I've ever seen, and it puts down sturdy patching with the beer's recession.
There's some nice spicing along with a wheat and lemon twang. It gets the earthy must down well, too. Emphasis leans very much on the clove and coriander smell, while the flavor pulls out a little more of the lemon zest on the front, then moves to must, then a little leaf and sour/tang combination at the end. While a light note of fruits can be derived from the yeast in the nose, some subtlety is lost in flavor that's more heavy on hops than most. Still, it's a good Americanization without losing tradition, and a good beer.
The motuhfeel works well, though the body has slightly more heft and slightly less depth than the great ones. Still, it's just barely medium-bodied, with a nice crispness, smoothness, and brightness.

Brenden, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a different sort of take on the witbier, very americanized, with a much more robust hop profile than the traditional ones, and with a bit more of an alcohol kick too. sturdy brew this one, well carbonated and more blonde than white in color with a prominent but short lived white head. the nose hints at orange peel and coriander, but the belgian yeast part never comes, and it sort of falls a bit flat in that regard in smell. the flavor has only a hint of fruity belgian yeast, and is instead fueled mostly by the orange peel and the hops, which are in much higher proportion than i am used to in the style. its bitter and slightly vegetal, but without ever sacrificing refreshment. not as wheaty as i am used to either, this one is obviously balanced out by some very pale or even pils malts, which lends to drinkability in this instance. fruity citrusy hoppy finish and prickly tickley bubbles that dry it up. not my favorite example of the style, but i like how it goes in its own direction. my first beer from rivertowne has me curious for more of their stuff.

StonedTrippin, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

ThaHealer, Jun 22, 2014
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Grateful White from Rivertowne Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.