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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This is our own version of the classic hefeweizen style with a Midwest twist. Brewed with white wheat from Wisconsin, this blonde ale is lively and fresh. We engineered this wheat ale to appeal to those favoring a lighter beer. Our wheat ale is purposefully cloudy in the glass and mild on the palate.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladyhops (43) - - NOV 25, 2012
As my friend said, "Beautiful color, didnít like the taste." Itís ok. Very corn heavy flavor. I am maybe mistaken that heffeweizens are sweet, and that would have been nice to taste. Generally unremarkable, but I might buy this again in the summer when Iím in the mood for fresh post-mowing the lawn beer.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ericular (659) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2013 Pours cloudy light golden yellow with good head but not much lacing. Aroma is corn and grain, with not much else to balance - maybe a little bit of citrus. Taste is really mild, pretty bland. More grain dominating the taste. Not offensive, just mild and forgettable. This would be a good beer for someone transitioning from Miller Lite to the world of craft brewing. Nothing too bold or surprising. A stronger taste than expected - not much carbonation, but a small kick of flavor and spiciness on the way down. Pretty sweet up front with some citrus and corn, refreshing hop level afterwards. Walks the line of entertaining an adventurous light beer drinker, and keeping a beer fan satisfied. 5+3+6+3+12 = 2.9

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2012
Had this beer at the 4th Annual Casanova Beer Cave Festival. Light scent, sweet and light cherry flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tutal (11) - La Crescent, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2012
A fairly straight forward Hefe. Little aroma of note. A nice cloudy golden appearance. Light crisp, citrus taste. The wheat is not overbearing. Clean finish. Head dissipates in minutes.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Extremely average. Which is unusual for Rush River. Itís caught in stylistic limbo and just like the limbo, it isnít very satisfying and falls flat often. Light golden color with white head. Some banana and clove aroma. Just mediocre all around.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
About as average a s a beer can get. Not that its bad, just very ordinary.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Pours slightly cloudy yellow, white head. Aroma has notes of banana, clove, touch of fruit. Taste is very light, some sweet fruit and banana, slight yeast, finishing sweet and light in flavor. Overall, not good and weak.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
erickomosa (68) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Tap. Opaque orange. Wheat is first on the nose. Also yeast, honey, hops. Taste is wheat, some malts and some hops. Nice crisp finish. Good and clean and drinkable, but sort of bland.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (3015) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2010
On tap at Bodega Brew Pub
Looking over the huge list of options I settled on a regional beer that is not likely to make it to Ohio any time soon. I did not realize they were trying to make a hefeweizen or my attitude may have been different. This is a basic daily drinker with nothing to set it apart. Chances are slim that I will be actively seeking out Rush River beers in the future except when they happen to be the best thing on a limited menu.

Aroma / Appearance - Carbonated and hazy gold the body bubbles lazily. A nice white head floated on top like a layer of frosting. Hoppy but light the nose does not make me think much of a hefeweizen. Bland and dull it feels muted.

Flavor / Palate - Caramel dripped onto honey wheat toast gave a moist impression. Next came shades of a hefeweizen. Finally the light hoppy finish did its best to leave a mark but was otherwise forgettable. Even if this was supposed to be a golden ale it was kind of boring and flat.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12oz bottle.
Pours a faintly cloudy, very pale straw-yellow. Lots of big bubbles stream from the bottom to the top but still canít keep a decent head. Aroma is bready grain and damp horse blanket. Flavor shows modest but crisp hop bitterness, grassy notes, a fair dose of clean malt, and some pleasant juicy fruit. Light-to-medium body with a palate thatís lively and tingly almost like soda.

Donít get me wrong, this is a perfectly serviceable, easy-drinking summer beer, and I enjoyed it more than my 2.8 score would indicate... but itís a pretty lousy example of a hefeweizen.


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