River Horse Double Wit - River Horse Brewing Co.
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4.83/5 rDev +30.5%
from the outset this beer looks more like a german hefeweizen than a belgian wit, but i'm pretty sure the color is due to the extra amount of malt they put in this thing to make it a double. tastes a lot like a hefewiezen too, but i'm sure that make sense as well since it's a wheat beer. great brew for sunny afternoon bbqs and sitting around being lazy. hints of banana and other citrus flavors are abundant, especially if it's not server too cold. definitely looking forward to the direction this brewery is going in.
05-25-2008 22:29:48 | More by fishtownhxc
4.72/5 rDev +27.6%
It takes alot for me to score anything a 5. Thanks to the guys from the brewery for bringing samples. I'm always a little skeptical when brewery people tell me how good a beer is. The proof is always in the glass.
Wow. This beer smells of rich spice,some banana, and the wheat. Pours a viscous cloudy rich gold. Sedement is present. Head fizzes to leave lacing on the glass. Flavor is very smooth. Starts with exceptionally well balanced spice--clove, corriander, and fruit orange and some banana. Wheat comes thru in the end. In the mouth this is slick and not at all dry. Highly drinkable because the alcohol is nicely masked. Even at this abv I could easily consume more than one. Totally blows other "double white" styles out of the bottle--at least for me.
08-02-2008 01:57:14 | More by LunaChick
4.58/5 rDev +23.8%
Bought cold from the River Horse Brewery
Appearance - Golden color with slight head
Smell - Citrusy with a bit of coriander
Taste - See smell, but I can detect a slight banana and spice undertone
Mouthfeel - Very creany and smooth
Drinkability - Worth the $9 a four pack.
New Jersey does some great Belgian style beers, and this is no exception. Try it, especially if you are in the Trenton area.
10-27-2009 19:12:02 | More by tjd112
4.5/5 rDev +21.6%
12 oz. single bottle. Picked this one up as I have heard plenty of chatter that River Horse has stepped up their game lately. Time for me to draw my on conclusion.
A- Very hazy dark orange/yellow mix of colors. Huge frothy white head, spiderweb lacing, carbonation bubbles continuously floating to the top of the beer. Some sediment was lingering as well, but nothing abundant.
S- Spices all around. Some nutmeg and clove with a pleasant fruit finish in the nose.
T- Lots of stuff going on here, but it all seems to work. Spicy as hell for a witbier. Citrus flavors upfront with some orange peel and a touch of lemon. Spices. Peppery finish. Extremely well balanced and no hint of the ABV at all for this brew.
M- Tingly, bubbly, and pleasant. Some warming.
D- A real big winner here from River Horse. Interested to chec out the other brews in the Brewer's Reserve series. Serious flavors going on here- I want some more of this stuff!
04-21-2008 00:14:41 | More by DavidSeanNJ
4.43/5 rDev +19.7%
Had this on-tap at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD.
The beer poured a hazy, straw color with an ample, white, creamy head into a pint glass. The smell was of banana, cloves, and that wonderful Belgian yeast - just like a witbier should. The taste was of banana, clove, orange, with a pleasant, spicy hop finish. A great example of the style, and their best brew, IMHO. Cheers!
04-05-2008 03:44:49 | More by pershan
4.4/5 rDev +18.9%
Originally had this double wit on tap at an Uno Grill. From there, I was on a mission to find it in stores. Found it only in a 12 bottle variety pack.
A - Appears as a cloudy gold/apricot wiith a massive bright white head, that calms down and leaves an abundance of lacing. A sight to behold.
S - A combination of creamy vanilla, and some mixed fruit.
T - A cornicopia of flavors are present between candy sugar, vanilla and a hint of orange. Almost like orange sherbet. Fantastic!
M - Good balance between the taste and carbonation. I prefer moderately to highly carbonated beers. Its also quite creamy. This seems to be the basis for all of my observations!
D - The taste is amazing, but like most of my favorite beers such as Duvel and Don De Dieu, too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. After 3 of these, I'd be done. Definitely a sipper, between the complex taste and the higher abv.
05-02-2009 03:18:39 | More by irishking1977
4.38/5 rDev +18.4%
It pours a hazy and carbonated lemonade straw yellow. Two fat fingers of fluffy bright white head settle quite slowly. Sunspots of lacing slide down the inside of the glass.
In the aroma, especially tangy wheat is briefly sweet before mildly sour yeast esters up creamy banana and savory clove. A little dab of biscuit melds with a coy air of alcohol.
Upon tasting, the wheat is tangy and duly sweet, and is quickly matched by yeasty esters boasting lemon, banana, cloves, and a muted, almost lactic, sourness. Mild spiciness speaks of a hop presence, crisping and drying on the way to a comfy clutch of alcohol. A late note of candy sugar brushes against uncooked dough. The finish lingers well and cleanly with a moderated dry bitterness that quenches capably. It's blended and notable and damned tasty in an impressive fashion.
Medium bodied, the carbonation is lively and a creaminess on the palate helps comprise a fetching flow.
Well, I'd say this speaks well of a new regime at River Horse. It's a fairly big and quite good wheat delicacy. And despite a credible ABV, it goes down not only ably, but with a refreshing flourish. To me, this is the best beer I've had from the brewery, so I hope it's indicative of a positive trend. Oh, and I hope it goes year round too.
04-21-2008 17:19:29 | More by Foxman
4.33/5 rDev +17%
12 Oz single bottle purchased for $2.99 from Buy Rite on Oak Tree in South Plainfield...
Limited-Edition, Brewer's Resere - Extra Strength (7% ABV) Witbier...
By far the best beer I've yet sampled from River Horse - I am proud that this beer was produced in my home state because it is an excellent, strong, flavorful depiction of the style...
Pours a light, copper, sunny hue with plenty of sediment visible both at the bottom of the bottle and serving glass... Carbonation also apparent, with a massive, foamy, frothy head...
Great citrus, lemon, and floral aroma... very enticing and sweet...
Taste strongly complements the smell, with a burst of citrus, slight, sweet grapefruit, florals, honey, and vanilla...
Great aftertaste with hardly any sign of the 7% ABV...
Clean, crisp, sweet mouthfeel leads to an outstanding level of drinkability... This one would be great for a hot, Summer day...
03-21-2008 17:00:30 | More by dsa7783
4.3/5 rDev +16.2%
Brewer's Reserve. Limited Edition.
(20 min from brewer)
A: Poured a bright, hazy tangerine orange with a billowy, soft, creamy white head that lasted nearly to the finish of the drink leaving a spotchy lacing behind. There was a generous amount of small, speckled, bran like floaties that danced about vigorously from in suspension from the strong vibrant carbonation streaming upward.
S: The nose was light and very even toned with soft creamy bananas, and a light clove spiciness.
T: The initial flavor was spicy and yeasty with a creamy wheatiness, peppery spiciness, and creamy bananas. There was some cloves but they were well balanced and subtle. The finish was very crisp, citric (oranges) and clean, with a nice carbonation bite that brought things to life. Overall a very good flavor, spicy and definitely one of their best beers.
M: lively with a carbonation tingle, creamy in texture, with a sour citric bite and lacing after the swallow.
D: Very good drinkability, very crisp, refreshing and a dream to drink on a hot summer day. Definitely worthy of a recommend.
03-31-2008 01:18:06 | More by beerthulhu
4.28/5 rDev +15.7%
This beer pours a medium amber color, light lacy head, very hazy with some nice particulate matter. Almost no carbonation.
There is lots of sweet, bready yeast on the nose. One the backend there are nice hints of malt, apricots and citrus. This follows nicely to the taste which was nicely heavy on the yeast with a fine sweet malt and vanilla aftertaste.
This beer has excellent mouthfeel and is easy drinking. Lots of good taste, but not heavy. This was refreshing on a 98 degree day.
06-09-2008 03:47:01 | More by garcia2a
River Horse Double Wit from River Horse Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.