Unified Theory | River North Brewery

Unified TheoryUnified Theory
BA SCORE
4.03/5
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:
#6,272
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
65
pDev:
12.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 13
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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Photo of Beaver13
2.55/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle. Pours clear straw yellow with a small white head that quickly goes to a thin collar.

The aroma is bready malt, lots of spices (floral, corriander, and pepper) with some lemon zest.

The flavor is sweet bready malts, some tropical fruit and a lot of spice with a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, interesting, but too over the top with spices and sweetness.

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Photo of lrbarch
3/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of jmulroy
3.12/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of drone
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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 RMelyon
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Aroma is my favorite feature-- passion fruit, hints of honey, and tangerine. Instead of the typical cloudy pale yellow, this is clear yellow gold. The first sip is shocking, it's just so sweet as to make me woozy. Even Pink Champale is dry compared to this.

I can see why TheBrewo noted every fruit flavor known to man in his review. Maybe there really is a hint of parsnips here. And is that lemon verbena? It is truly swarming with strange and mainly fruity flavors. And the wood. I guess this is faintly like a Witbier, but mostly it's a mad scientist's version of a Belgian strong golden ale. A little bit of pencil shavings is the only spice I taste.

This is not something to drink more than a short glass of, but it's quite fascinating. I was hoping for less sugar and a cleaner taste, but I keep sipping and being amazed by the sheer craziness. From the 12 oz bottle purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

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Photo of GilGarp
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served cold on tap at the brewery.

Unified Theory is a slightly hazy pale golden ale with thin white head.

Aroma is sweet and slightly spicy.

Flavor has that now familiar oaked vanilla character. It still seems a little under-attenuated with a lingering sweetness but I think it works better in an oaked beer. Sweet, floral, herbal, and spicy, in that order.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body and nicely carbonated.

Overall a solid strong wit but a little too sweet for my tastes.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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 crobinso
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of vcoggins
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JLeet
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of joelBfrasier
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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 katan
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a goblet

A- Pours an orange, opaque color. Bubbly effervescent. White head formation, frothy at about a 1/4". Breaks down quickly, little lacing.

S - Fruity and spicy, citrusy and quite a bit of coriander. Not getting any oaking from the nose.

T - Starts off dry, smooth with a few hints of belgian yeast. Mid-stream gets more balanced, with a quick hit of some sour and earthy astringency notes from the oak. Finishes a little more balanced with some citrus notes and some oak biting flavors.

M - Moderate body, medium to strong carbonation. Dry to the tongue, but with some retained bite from the oak.

O / D - Worth a try - somewhat easy drinking, abv is pretty potent and somewhat filling. The only part I don't quite get here is the oaking - this would be an excellent beer of that harsh bite was a little more subdued. Otherwise I feel this a solid but not great offering.

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

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

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

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

Photo of G-Hawk
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ksolekjr
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Unified Theory from River North Brewery
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 65 ratings
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