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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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With itís complex herbal aroma, golden cloudy color, orange-citrusy fruitiness, and spicy flavor, our Belgian style wit beer is sure to satisfy. Contains wheat malt, spicy hops, orange peels, fresh coriander, and lemon zest. Best served at 58ļF in a tall pilsner glass with a slice of orange. Available May-June.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ContemplateBeer (1676) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 4, 2011
Bottle from the brewery. Aroma of orange peel, coriander, and light herbal hops. Appearance was translucent gold with white head. Flavor matched the nose, but with an emphasis on fruity esters, and virtually no hop presence. Palate was bubbly. Good for the style, refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jsquire (3689) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Hazy golden beer out of the bottle with a short lived white head. Light spritzy nose of some citrus soda pop. This bottle is more tart than I expect from a Witbier. Orange peel, coriander spice and lemon pips in the flavor, and a tartness that may not be part of the intended flavor profile. It may be better on a really hot day, but there are many better wits out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Experienced from a 12oz bottle in an English pint glass. The beer pours a hazy medium orange color, with a large white head. The nose initially gives notes more reminiscent of a German hefeweizen than a witbiere. Clove, slight banana, slight graininess. As the beer warms, the first two fade, and are replaced by a cardboard note. The palate is vague and one-dimensional, showing some pilsner malt, before being overwhelmed by unpleasant and out-of-style esters. The finish is lightly estery, and inoffensive; likely the best part of the beer. Overall, a very weak version of the style, missing the key components of orange and coriander.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCW (1276) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2010
I went to a Rivertown Brewing tasting last night at Wyoming Wines and resampled this one. From the description Jason (brewer/owner of Rivertown) I think he accomplished what he wanted to do with this beer, he wanted a Belgian wit with a citrusy/fruity flavor. Iím not a fan of Belgian wits or fruity beers, so this one didnít do much for me. The flavor is dominated by lemon and frankly is some what sour. Belgian yeast flavors come through as a little doughy. Might make for a good summer session beer for a wit fan, just not me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Pours dark golden with a thin off-white head. Notes of intense citrus, orange peel, coriander and peach. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Enjoyable, but I felt the orange peel was a bit overdone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maddog (425) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Draft at Dilly Deli in Mariemont, OH. Surprisingly good and refreshing from this new, small brewery from Cincy. The pour was golden with a fresh aroma of fruit and yeast. The flavors were fresh with fruit, yeast, citrus and spice. A very tasty and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsf23mr (217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Part of a mix a six from the Party Source. Pours a cloudy orangish amber, with a large head that diminishes quickly. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is citrus, orange and spice. Finish is fizzy and carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Sample at the 1st annual Columbus Beerfest on 05/28/10: Pours a cloudy yellow color with a thin and wispy white head that disappears fairly quickly. Light spiced aroma with notes of citrus and a touch of skunk. Light body with flavors of sweet spice, yeast and slightly sour fruit. The finish is fruity with a short spiced aftertaste. Overall this one didnít do much for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shigadeyo (3180) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010

4/06/2010: Rivertown Wit Bier... Aroma: Lemon and citrus (slightly sour), ample toasted wheatiness, doughy bread. Appearance: Pours out as mostly beige-colored foam that is dense and takes a long time to settle out; the resulting beer has a cloudy, deep golden color; high level of carbonation. Flavor: Doughy and toasted wheat malt, delicate lemon bitterness in the middle with hints of banana and spice in the finish as well as some delicate orange peel. Palate: Medium-bodied, but slightly over-carbonated. Overall: This beer has a bit of an identity crisis since it seems to stradle the fence between Witbier and American Wheat; overall it is more like an American Wheat beer than a Wit as too heavy (pasty) and mostly generic.

12 fl. oz. twist-off bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #5 for this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7226) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2010
12 oz. bottle from The Party Source. Iíve seen some six packs around Cincy lately, but this wasnít one of them so I had to pick up a single and try it for myself. Pours a cloudy orange-gold with an out of control eggshell white head that is like a volcano out of the glass. It finally settles into a film on the beer without any lacing. Aroma of orange peel, coriander, wheat, orange and lemon citrus, spices, hops, pepper, and yeast. Flavor of orange citrus, wheat, yeast, pepper and other warming spices, bready malts, coriander, and tart apple. Medium-bodied, with active carbonation and a crisp, juicy mouthfeel. This is an excellent witbier.

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