River Guide | Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.

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BA SCORE
77.7%
Liked This Beer
3.93 w/ 233 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Massachusetts, United States
berkshirebrewingcompany.com

Style: American Dark Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly River Ale

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-13-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,530
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
233
Liked:
181
Avg:
3.93/5
pDev:
9.67%
Alströms:
4.15
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Photo of Hootie159
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; deep amber in color; 1 finger moussy off white head that receded to a splotchy cap very nice lacing;

S: all malt - caramel, fresh wort, a little smoke, a little nutty;

T: all malt to the middle - caramel, nutty, a little dark fruit; mild bitterness with a sense of raw spice on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate creamy carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: I don't like the raw spice note that I got at the finish;

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Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ken_P
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of braican
3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LoudRed
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a snifter glass, comes out brown with some ruby highlights, nice head leaves some lacing. Sweeter aroma, malts take front and center, some fruit here. Taste starts bready, bit of wheat tang, middle is sweet with some stone fruit. Finishes dry, slightly bitter, clean. Medium body, easy to drink the whole bottle but overall not what I was expecting. Was looking for those willamette hops but found none.

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Photo of jtk21351
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swierczt
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pdonovan16
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oldmankeebler
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Malty sweetness and very smooth

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Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dental
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of freshcarl
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snowmageddon
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%

Pours a foggy caramel color with a head that recedes quickly. Leaves nice lacing as it goes. On the nose, you can detect honey, biscuit, clove, hay. On my first sip, im hit with honey, toffee, caramel, straw, some banana, clove, raisins. The willamette hops provide a long, earthy hop finish. The mouthfeel is light, with moderate/low carbonation. This is very drinkable with some great notes perfect for a chilly fall day.

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Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of LutherBrau
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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River Guide from Berkshire Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 77.7% out of 100 with 233 ratings
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