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River Ale - Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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River AleRiver Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

197 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 48
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc. visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2002)
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

04-27-2012 22:39:38 | More by jbertsch
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rhabdovirus

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-21-2012 15:44:05 | More by rhabdovirus
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-20-2012 23:33:22 | More by Ajlvt
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Sailracer


3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-13-2012 00:47:20 | More by Sailracer
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-02-2012 12:33:58 | More by sailorastro
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-31-2012 03:21:43 | More by WhitmansNiece
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jsboates


3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-11-2012 13:52:50 | More by jsboates
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durkle


4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-05-2012 21:01:41 | More by durkle
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asafarc2

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-06-2012 20:10:02 | More by asafarc2
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -23.9%

02-03-2012 19:12:35 | More by chrispoint
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bbeerman

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A..Nice amber hue on the pour. Decent head.

S..Above average malt notes.

T..Malty. Syrupy caramel flavors. Slight chocolate, though faint. Almost a smoked flavor near the end (but only on some sips I found). Quite tasty.

M..Medium bodied despite the 7% ABV.

O..Very excellent beer overall. Really enjoyed this much more than I was expecting and look forward to getting another round of bombers in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 21:23:39 | More by bbeerman
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jbrumberg

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-21-2012 22:26:25 | More by jbrumberg
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-06-2012 22:04:15 | More by Dope
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle purchased in CT, split w/ a friend.

Appearance is brown with one finger of head. Its` nose contains malt, caramel, nuts and some fruit. River Ale tastes of wheat, more caramel, syrup, caramel, but also some hops in there. A pleasant mouthfeel, smooth, balanced for its` characteristics. This is one of the better options from this brewery out of Western Mass.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2012 02:22:15 | More by mltobin
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jilly425

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-02-2012 23:23:31 | More by jilly425
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice beer. It reminds me of a weizenbock for the dark fruity notes. The aroma has more malt character with a gentle toast and milk chocolate. The flavor is slightly sweet and the body is a medium weight that rolls down smoothly. Over the cocoa runs figs and a creamy rum spices. While most American wheat beers turn out fairly boring, this is a tasty dark ale that belongs in the same realm as dubbels and weizenbocks.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 01:57:12 | More by tempest
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-27-2011 01:29:38 | More by OBIrish24
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alamode

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-15-2011 00:30:18 | More by alamode
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-13-2011 02:23:16 | More by Yabev15
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ChesterHop

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-30-2011 15:17:32 | More by ChesterHop
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-27-2011 23:11:54 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from tzieser. Thanks Tom!

22oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - clear amber color with a cream colored head that left some thick lacing behind.

S - cocoa powder and roasted malt.

T - roasted malt and chocolate nibs, a little smokey towards the finish which is slightly dry and bittersweet.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation.

O - an all around good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 22:01:16 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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mctizzz

California

5/5  rDev +26.9%

11-18-2011 19:03:06 | More by mctizzz
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-18-2011 03:26:10 | More by Burt
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jrutigs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-16-2011 03:51:13 | More by jrutigs
River Ale from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
88 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.