Jenneke | Rivertown Brewing Co.

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3.32 w/ 50 ratings

Brewed by:
Rivertown Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by barczar on 07-26-2012

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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of metter98
3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that quickly died down, leaving specks of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of pale malts, beets, and yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of pale malts and subtle bits of sweetness and notes of beets from the beet sugar. It finishes with hints of yeast and slight amounts of peppery spices in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like a maltier version of a farmhouse saison and even has subtle hints of sweetness from the beet sugar. It's much more interesting than an American Blonde Ale but isn't as yeasty as you might expect a Belgian ale to be.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of TheDogHouse
3.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scarycarrie1
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

No sour. It's more like a light IPA.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tylertut
3.84/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jsurfs82
3.79/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer has all the aroma and up front characteristics of the style. My only knock is it finishes a little dry and is lacking that residual sweetness you would expect from the style. Overall not a bad beer.

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Photo of torwart68
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: Pale yellow color with good clarity though there is a slight haze. Soapy, champagne like head and carbonation, and has staying power.

SMELL: Pale malts, Belgian yeast (clove, pear), a touch of hops, and certainly bready. This is the kind of aroma I would expect from a Belgian pale ale.

TASTE: Slight farmhouse flavor with a bit of herb, pepper, and clove. Mild sweetness gives way to a semi dry finish. Pear and citrus notes come through pretty nicely, yeast spiciness and a bit of rustic character. The bready malts apparent in the nose show up in the taste as well. Pretty balanced though the finish is a bit sweet.

FEEL: Light bodied, high carbonation and a dry finish. The body is nice and almost fuzzy on the palate, goes down nice and smooth, velvety even.

OVERALL: A pretty good Belgian pale ale with mellow, agreeable flavors. Simple can go a long way with Belgian style ales and this is pretty good by American Belgo standards.

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of masterofsparks
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of Rod_J
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Jasoncolliver
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.75/5  rDev +13%

A fine offering from Rivertown Brewing. Ale pours a light yellow amber with moderate white
foam head that dies down to a thin layer of pooling foam and nice lacing. Nose of banana, fresh
bread, light clove, bitter orange, and sweet Belgian candy sugar. Taste is up front Belgian candy
malts with banana, clove, and coriander on the back. Sweet malts drift on the sides becoming
a lightly acidic aftertaste with bitter orange and lemon zest rounding out the back. A VERY
nice ale from a decent little local brewery. CHEERS.

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Photo of PrendUnVerreDeBiere
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of bleedblue9150
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Johnroby
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of rhino110
3.94/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful crystal clear amber ale with a light frothy head and delicate lacings. The flavor is well balanced between malt and hops making it very drinkable. This 6.1% Belgian Pale Ale has a smooth mouthfeel with an initial hint of fruit / sweetness but ultimately a somewhat crisp dry finish. A light to medium bodied beer which doesn't weigh you down.

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Photo of Shockey
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of KYGunner
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jenneke had a bright sunny color with a frothy, foamy head. The aroma was subtle wheat, bubblegum, clove and a stronger banana. I like this because the banana yeast flavor is more prevalent and the clove more subdued. It finishes with a bubblegum-like sweetness and a bit of peppercorn spice. This is very light and airy on the tongue. I found this to be a very good example of the style, albeit a light one.

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Photo of MacStinson
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of fellowrs
2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of JoeLacy
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of MrBallz
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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Jenneke from Rivertown Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 26% out of 100 with 50 ratings
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