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Rivertown Famine

Formerly brewed at Rivertown Brewing
Style: Dunkelweizen
Cincinnati, Ohio USA
Serve in Stein, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 17   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Black Bavarian Wheat Ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (8005) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours a hazed nut brown color, on the darker side, with a small off-white head that settles into a ring and a small spot of film. Aroma of banana bread, toasted nuts and wheat, and chocolate. Flavor is pretty much the same slate of notes. Light-bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, thin mouthfeel. Goes down easy. Good dunkelweizen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
brewsandfutbal (12) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Donít know exactly what they were looking for in this brew. Had a weird astringent flavor and something off-putting. Didnít taste like any dunkelweizen I have had before. Hints of typical german yeast strain but again has a weird off flavor, maybe it was a bad batch?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
12 ounce bottle
As expected this was a little bit of a letdown. I keep giving Rivertown a chance and I donít know why. This was pretty par for the course. Skip it unless you are a completist who must try everything.

Aroma / Appearance - The rich black fluid base pours like a porter but looks more like a deep IPA. The eggshell head collapses to reveal active carbonation on the fringes. Rye, ripe bananas, and light chocolate feel all over the place with no purpose.

Flavor / Palate - Watery bananas, coffee, and chocolate flakes are tasty but somehow unconvincing. The short halflife before it fades to nothingness makes it tough to pin down the goal here. It is ultimately a forgettable experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5877) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle purchased at Blacklick Wine & Spirits. Brown pour with a medium tan head. Banana and caramel in the nose along with some roast. Banana and clove flavor with caramel and a bit of roast before a tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Poured a hazy brown color with an average light brown head that was mostly lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate to heavy nutty, yeast and toasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate nut sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9996) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Sample during the Armageddon tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 12/20/2012. The beer is a dark brownish-red color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast and roasted malt. Light-bodied with flavors of biscuit malt, fruity yeast and a bit of spice. The finish is sweet with a berry and banana aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2415) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Very dark with a light brown head. Aroma is medium roasted malts, cocoa, malty, and an odd chemical aroma. My initial thought was that it smelled like roasted malt and photography developing chemicals. So weird. Medium to full body. Flavor thankfully lacks the chemicals from the aroma. Roasted malts, wheat, faint dark fruits, berries. A bit tangy. Very odd from start to finish but glad I gave it a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9082) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12oz bottle. Dark but not opaque color. Still a clear dark reddish brown hue to it. Little light tan had. Maybe some weak roast scent in the nose, and then the expected banana aroma. Kind of a tangy sweet aroma. Light body, smooth lighter carbonation. Clean, more dry finish. Lightly spicy tangy aftertaste, with a maybe a hint of roast? Could be the color playing tricks on me. Points for being interesting, but this is not really a hit for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2528) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2012
12oz bottle - pours dark amber with vanishing offwhite head. Nose is wheat berry champagne. Flavor adds a saison-like yeast quality and bread. For the style this really stands out. I shied away from this beer for a while but I shouldnít have; itís got character and produces questions. One thumb up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluejacket74 (1613) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Served in a weizen glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy dark brown with about an inch tan head. The head didnít stay around for too long, and there isnít much lacing. The aroma smells like yeast, cloves, sweet bready malt and some bananas. Taste is similar to the aroma, with the yeasty and malty flavors being well balanced. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit coating with moderate carbonation. Itís not a bad brew overall, but I wouldnít pay $2.99 a bottle for this again. With that being said, I do think itís worth a try. Beer #3 in Rivertownís Brewmasterís Limited Release Series.

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