Divergent
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House

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Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #676
ABV:
3.8%
Score:
83
Ranked #39,101
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 14.13%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
187
From:
Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
 
Ohio, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  45
SCORE
83
Good
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Notes: Flappers have always been a symbol of change and rebellion, harkening to a time where challenging the norm was all the rage. This beer embraces and celebrates that vibrant, relentless spirit. Representing the rebirth of a brewery and the reclamation of a dream, this beer is a completely contradictory experience where the wort is soured, the hops are minimized and the beer is filtered to be brilliant. Crisp, delicate, cutting edge, complex and tart, pouring a bright citrine with a nose of gently soured rind fruit, this beer is exactly what is needed when looking for a little something…Divergent.
Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 187 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Sammy1184:
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Sammy1184

4.4/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 28, 2015
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fitrock2112 from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured Divergent into a goblet.

A - Pours a clear light yellow with a half a finger of white head that disappears quickly.

S - The aroma is apple, melon some light wheat at best.

T - Funky, sour beer. Makes your mouth pucker a bit. Mid palate it has some wheat that you can taste but is overwhelmed by the tart apple, grape notes that come through on the finish.

M - Light, clean and crisp. Medium to full carbonation.

O - A good Berliner. If you want something a little different with the funk, grab one these. Recommended !

Jan 31, 2015
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A very different style than I am used to or would drink normally, but I love to try something different. Cannot really compare it since I'm not sure I've had a "Berliner Weissbier." I know this to be a great local brewer, but this is not to my taste. Too flat, sour and light to my liking. Glad I tried it, but I'll stick with this brewer's other choices.

Apr 03, 2015
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Chris33 from Ohio

3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 30, 2015
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Jamebot from Florida

4.47/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice and funky. Tart, but very refreshing and light. Great beer for a hot day.

Jan 23, 2015
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Jason_cs from Florida

3.64/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 08, 2016
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Mooslerfitness from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jun 22, 2015
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Polish1989brew from Florida

4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Feb 10, 2015
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Krisp09 from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

May 29, 2015
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Mattymystique from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 30, 2016
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BeerTest from Florida

3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Feb 07, 2016
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Robinstone

3.39/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Mar 09, 2015
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold pour, no head, moderately carbonated, effervescent feel. Tart, sour lemon, sour apples, lime, pucker, wheat, dry. Solid beer, but the overpowering sourness prevents this from being a lightly tart, fruity, crisp drink which is what I look for in a Berliner.

May 21, 2016
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GypsySon from Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 06, 2015
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LAp from Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 24, 2015
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canarycommotion from Massachusetts

3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mar 17, 2016
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SalamanderPusi from North Carolina

1.12/5  rDev -69.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Dec 27, 2015
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Arecker from Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 27, 2015
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wastra from Kentucky

3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light and pale in the glass with some minimal bubbles as the head, this smells of lemon and aromatic citrus.

On the tongue, it's fairly highly carbonated with a straight forward sour lemon juice flavor, inducing a full pucker.

Snappy, quick finish that keep the sour flavor from becoming off-putting, this is a solid, sessionable sour ale.

Dec 15, 2015
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Chackman151 from Arizona

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aug 31, 2016
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DigitGrowler from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 22, 2018
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dag1991 from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Jul 17, 2016
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Quizlock from Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dec 05, 2017
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IanTomlinson523 from Ohio

3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Dec 22, 2016
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Trenthunt from Kentucky

3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 14, 2017
Divergent from Rivertown Brewery & Barrel House
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 187 ratings