Unified Theory | River North Brewery

Unified TheoryUnified Theory
BA SCORE
84.6%
Liked This Beer
4.03 w/ 65 ratings
Unified TheoryUnified Theory
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
River North Brewery
Colorado, United States
rivernorthbrewery.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by StonedTrippin on 05-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,207
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
65
Liked:
55
Avg:
4.03/5
pDev:
12.9%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of whynot44
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy Apricot color with a creamy white head that sticks around and produces some very nice lacing all the way down.

The aroma is sweet wheat malt with touches of citrus and vanilla.

The taste is also slightly sweet, spicy - coriander, all spice, hints of vanilla and orange zest, finishes slightly dry with lingering spice and oak taste.

Medium bodied and very smooth creamy texture.

Altogether a pleasant, very well balanced brew, slightly sweet up front, but balanced out nicely with a slightly bitter finish.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jewellrunner
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy goldenstraw with a two inch head; plenty of lacing hangs around

Smell: Honey spiced pound cake, sugary sweet; vanilla, coconut and orange zest

Taste: Pound cake sweetness with honey, coconut, nutmeg and allspice building; hints of orange peel and white wine grape, in the middle, with vanilla and oak dominating the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very interesting beer but the sweetness factor is a bit much for my palate

Thanks, eawolff99, for the opportunity

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Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Very sweet. Herbal. Odd finish.

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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.12/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of NSXAG
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

River North Brewery - Unified Theory [Oak-Aged Imperial Wit Ale] (22oz ---> Stemless wine glass : 8.5% ABV)

When choosing a bomber, aesthetics play a certain role even though it's the contents that are what's truly important... When I came across River North's selection, the bottles left much to the imagination, but when labeled "Oak-Aged Imperial Wit Ale," it's not something I'm quick to pass up... It pours light, with a hazy goldenrod color, with a 2 inch rocky head that dissipates somewhat quickly, leaving minimal lacing but a nice retentive little cap... A wheaty malt aroma shows up overlaying a little funk, and a touch of orange zest sweetness here and there, but it does seem a little bit aromatically challenged... Upon tasting, it's moderately light on the palate, similar to what one would expect out of saison, just with less carbonation... The oaky taste takes over midway through, bringing with it a spicy floral bouquet with cinnamon a prominent, but extremely pleasant note... A clean, crisp finish, with lingering spice notes and just a hint of bitterness to balance it out, every sip is a refreshing one... This brew has many fine components all harmonizing nicely to play a solid role, completing this well crafted ale as a whole... The sweetness is well balanced by the oak, and no one element overpowers another in its' quest for perfect unison... Definitely not what I expected, but I'm very pleased with the ale quickly diminishing from my glass!! Another good brew - Cheers!!

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jroberts8811
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Deggar
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of lrbarch
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of brett_arneson
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of drone
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of JLeet
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of RMelyon
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Unified Theory from River North Brewery
Beer rating: 84.6% out of 100 with 65 ratings
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