River Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
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4.16/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Stone's Public House in Ashland, MA.
Appearance: nutty brown hue with a moderate haze and almost no head as poured. Still pretty attractive.
Smell: light chocolatiness and a hint of wheaty malt that leaves me wanting a taste.
Taste: rich chocolatey flavor with a nice hint of raisins and toffee. It almost reminds me of a mix between a double chocolate stout (without the roast) and a toffee-laden nut brown ale. This beer does dark wheat ales real justice!
Mouthfeel: rich, smooth, soft creaminess that really soothes the soul. Just wonderful.
Overall: this beer absolutely rubs me the right way. More please!!
Serving type: on-tap
06-09-2013 00:50:48 | More by flagmantho
4.4/5 rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Tasted On: 01-31-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Weizen glass
Purchased: Received in a trade
Reviewing my first in this rare style...
Pours with a huge off-white head, showing excellent lacing and very good head retention. Beer is mostly clear and dark amber in color.
Aromas are very pleasing, with a malty, sweet start, plus typical wheat yeast smells of cloves and bananas. Also has a bready and caramel character from the malts.
The taste is in line with the nose -- sweet and malty with caramel, fruit and spicy flavors. The earthy hops lend a low bitterness. Also has some nutty tastes.
Mouthfeel has a medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation. The finish is smooth, malty and sweet, but in balance.
Overall, this is an exceptional beer that I'm glad I had the opportunity to try. Highly recommended
Thanks to davey101 for this one!
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2013 05:19:50 | More by sommersb
4.05/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Pours a ruddy mahogany color with a fingers worth of head
S: Starts off with a good deal of wheat, spices, and fruit. The hops provide some light fruit and floral notes. Some nuttiness also comes through, mostly almonds that lend a sweet cherry note as well
T: Starts off with a nice fruitiness that combines with the nuttiness. Lightly spicy. Wheat comes through at the end. The nutty almond/cherry notes are the key point with the fruity hops nearly standing up to them
M: Light-medium bodied with a solid level of carbonation
O: A very solid dark wheat, with a good amount of fruitiness and flavor. Very easy to drink, and solidly refreshing. I can see why this is at the top of the style
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2012 02:09:49 | More by BEERMILER12
River Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.