Grateful White | Rivertowne Pourhouse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rivertowne Pourhouse
Pennsylvania, United States
myrivertowne.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Andrew has spent years creating this perfect wit. He combines crisp coriander, sweet orange, and grains of paradise to enhance an aromatic malt character that will have your taste buds dancing into the promised land. Try our tribute beer that is as eclectic as out grateful friends.

Added by Cylinsier on 05-16-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Cylinsier:
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4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Backstory: The people that run Full Pint used to work at Rivertowne. When they left, they took the recipe and name of the White Lightning beer with them. Rivertowne has "replaced" that beer with this one which is a new beer.

on tap at the North Shore location.

Pours a light lemony yellow gold color, whitish head dissipates to literally nothing.

Citrus and coriander in the nose with some wheaty grassy malt.

The taste is of lemon citrus and coriander over wheaty malt. There is notable sweetness that tastes like a combination of honey and wild flowers.

Medium body with lighter carbonation.

This is a pretty good wit, uniquely sweet compared to other wits I've had. Not overly so, but most wits either have the citrus/coriander or the grassy wheat malts taking center stage. The sweetness is definitely the center of this beer's flavor profile. Overall, I enjoyed it and will look forward to having it again on a warm summer day.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of whatname
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
4.29/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a golden-yellow, pretty clear and a thin white head that dissipated almost completely. Grassy aroma, light, with a touch of peppery spice, and a little bit of lemon (quite possibly from the wedge that was stuck on the rim of the glass). Malty in the taste, grassy, flowery, light touches of citrus and spice, typical of the style. Kind of bland and bitter in the finish. It was pretty light and tasty, fairly drinkable, I thought it was one of the better beers on tap.

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Photo of Pensfan0782
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decent Belgian, nothing remarkable. Had this at the hotel bar after Rachel's wedding (June 11, 2016)

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Photo of lisahope27
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Hophead717
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of FriedSlug
3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy pale gold with a decent head that doesn't stay long and leaves minimal lacing. Smells of lemon, banana, clove, yeast and coriander. Tastes musty. Has some orange, coriander, lemon,clove and yeast in the taste with a spiciness that is slightly out of balance with the minimal grain sweetness. There is a weird lingering sweetness after the swallow that also has an odd bitterness. The feel is medium light and there is a lot of carbonation.

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Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of ScottyDuzntNo
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of Rifugium
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Piper's Pub, Pittsburgh, PA

Poured into a Guinness pint, not too impressive appearance, golden-yellow, pretty clear--I like to see at least a little haze in a wheat beer--and a small fizzy white head that dissipated almost completely. Grassy aroma, light, with a touch of peppery spice, and a little bit of lemon (quite possibly from the wedge that was stuck on the rim of the glass). Biscuity malts in the taste, grassy, flowery, light touches of citrus and spice, typical of the style. Kind of bland and bitter in the finish. It was pretty light and tasty, fairly drinkable, but I wasn't crazy about it, and I'm glad it was the wife's beer and not mine. heh

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Dogleg
3.02/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Oakenator
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.6/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

What can I say, not a witbier fan. If you are, try this one.

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Photo of sammyt728
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redmaw
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grateful White
Rivertowne Pourhouse
Style: Witbier
ABV: 6.10 %

LOOK: Straw yellow with a moderate haze. Small foam cap forms and leaves a bit of lace. Some carbonation bubbles rising to the top, this looks like a standard witbier.

SMELL: Wheat, lemon and floral hop aromas are predominant. A bit sweet smelling but overall, on par for style.

TASTE: Tangy wheat malt base, clove, a touch of lemony citrus, very mild bitterness and small earthy hops. For a stronger wit (6.1% ABV) there is little hint of it in the flavor. Just musty wheat, citrus, hay and grass.

FEEL: Medium to full bodied, leaning towards the fuller bodied range. Drinks a bit slow, but it was a 22oz draft. Holds flavor and carbonation well.

OVERALL: A serviceable wit with a sizable strength. Good flavor profile, and solid all the way through. Would pair nicely with a medium or extra spicy curry. A worthy wheat beer from Pittsburgh.

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Photo of IPeteA91
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of wonothesane42
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Grateful White from Rivertowne Pourhouse
3.67 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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