White River Brewing Company Reviews




RobertDale
3.3
White River Table Rock Red Ale
12 ounce can. Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and grass. Taste is malt, caramel, grass, and a hint of tart fruit. Easy to drink.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

thegreenrooster
3.6
White River Tavern Creek Tripel
Pour is a clear yellow with a large white head. Aroma has a nice wheat malt with some banana and clove along with a heavy dose of candi sugar. Flavor is bubble gum with some fruity esters. Also a nice cream of wheat after the swallow. Finish has some bitterness with some white grape and powered sugar. Alcohol is well hidden and this is a nice flavorful tripel.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

jandd1983
3.5
White River Barrel Aged Red
On tap at the brewery. It poured a dark red color with a white head. The aroma was of sherry, chocolate and molasses. The taste was similar to the aroma with more sherry, malt caramel, molasses and some fruits. Mighty tasty.
Sunday, July 05, 2015

jandd1983
3.6
White River Barrel Aged Copper Creek IPA
On tap at the brewery. This was the Copper Creek IPA Barrel Aged on Bourbon barrels. It poured a dark copper color with a white head. The aroma was of bourbon, floral and piney hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with more bourbon and bitter hops. Very, very nice.
Sunday, July 05, 2015

jandd1983
3.2
White River Jam Up Black Berry Ale
Sampler at the brewery. It poured a reddish/amber color with a white head. The aroma was a touch sour and tart with some berries. The taste was similar to the aroma with more tartness and funk. Nice.
Sunday, July 05, 2015

boozedude
3.6
White River Tavern Creek Tripel
bomber at club w, shared with hakes, more like a farmhouse ale then a triple im not really digging the aroma or taste, josh likes, it so whatever mister!!
Thursday, March 26, 2015

kdm1984
3.5
White River Shadow Rock Stout
Very good appearance: pours pitch black with a tightly bubbled head and creamy lacing rings. Big roast aroma; burnt chocolate cake. Flavor: quite the kick. Seems boozier than it is. Big burnt roast, as with the aroma. Definitely rich for a regular stout, but the thinner mouthfeel reminds itís not an impy. Better than I expected, but it doesnít leave enough of an aftertaste. For all the punch it initially packs, it disappears rather quickly, unfortunately. Good beer, but could have been more.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

troyc
3
White River Old Mill Ale
[Bottle] Clear brown color with almost no head or lacing. Sweet caramel and mild metallic notes in the nose. Flavors of toffee, sweet breads, caramel and a noticeable amount of alcohol. Listed as 7.5% ABV on the label. Still getting some metal notes. Sweet finish with some grain husk flavors. Could be better with some aging.
Sunday, February 15, 2015

Strykzone
3.2
White River Buck Hollow Blond Ale
Sampled at esbls. Golden yellow with some haze to it. Ok. This is fruity and yeasty. Not a great beer. Hops are sulfur and fruit.
Saturday, January 03, 2015

alexanderj
3
Copper Creek IPA
Bottle; poured an orange amber color with a frothy white head. Aroma of veggies, caramel, fruit and earth. Hops are missing in action. Fruity and sweet flavor, with some vegetables in the finish. Ok, but not an ipa.
Friday, January 02, 2015

jandd1983
3.3
White River White Creek Wit
It poured a cloudy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of citrus, yeast and coriander. The taste was of citrus, wheat and spice with a touch of sweetness. Very nice.
Sunday, December 14, 2014

jzzbassman
3
White River Tavern Creek Tripel
Bottled. Pours cloudy yellow looking like an unfiltered wit. Yeasty nose dominated by green apple. Flavor is phenolic yeasty with light apple, band aid, and biscuit. High carbonation but doesn't finish cleanly.
Saturday, November 29, 2014

kdm1984
3.4
White River Fall Creek Lager
Had on tap 11-29-14 at the brewery. Caramel with red fruit aroma. Taste follows suit. A little boozy. Head dies down quickly; coppery appearance. Good flavor overall.
Saturday, November 29, 2014

jzzbassman
3.8
White River Old Mill Ale
Pours a copper with a small bubbled tan head. Sold as a winter warmer at 7.2%, nice malt aroma with candied fruit. Sweet but not overly so. As it warms it has a quite lovely mouthfeel, finishing full.
Friday, November 28, 2014

boozedude
3
White River Table Rock Red Ale
bomber shared with pals....aroma was of mild caramel and chocolate,,,taste is similar, smooth but hnts of all kinds of shit, i dig it
Thursday, November 13, 2014

kdm1984
3.4
White River Old Mill Ale
Reddish-orange appearance with small head and minor lacing. Boozy, slightly fruity, and malty aroma, with maybe even a little hint of spice. Flavor follows suit: again boozy, slightly fruity, and very malt-forward. I didnít know this was categorized as an Amber; I had guessed American or English Strong Ale based on its characteristics (a little too bitter, firm, and lacking complexity to be mistaken for a Belgian). I donít dislike this, but it doesnít hide the alcohol well, and Iím not drinking it at the most ideal part of the year (this would work much better as a winter warmer than a summer beer). Recommended overall, but have it in the right context.
Saturday, August 02, 2014

jandd1983
3.3
White River Pulltite Pilsner - Double Lager
Sampled at ESBLS. It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of hops, tropical fruits, honey and a slight muskiness. The taste was spicy, with malts, finishing slightly bitter and dry. Nice.
Sunday, July 20, 2014

jandd1983
3.2
White River Buck Hollow Blond Ale
It poured a clear golden color with a white head. The aroma was of biscuit, honey, malt, some pineapple, ginger, black pepper, earthy and spicy hops. The taste was of spices, crisp malts, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Nice.
Sunday, July 20, 2014

kdm1984
3.4
White River Buck Hollow Blond Ale
Tasting notes from 6/21 Joplin Macadoodles Beerfest: booze well hidden in this one. Very smooth; no funk. Didnít notice the Belgian characteristics. Felt mostly like a well-done regular blonde.
Sunday, June 22, 2014

kdm1984
3.4
White River Jam Up Black Berry Ale
Tasting notes from 6/21 Joplin Macadoodles Beerfest: Taste is definite berries with a little bitterness as well. Too boozy to be refreshing, but pretty tasty.
Sunday, June 22, 2014

troyc
3.2
White River Tavern Creek Tripel
[Bottle] Pours golden brown with a pillow-like head. Sweet and yeasty nose. Candi sugar, cotton candy and hints of clove in the aroma. Taste is of sweet biscuits, tart apples, mild citrus and slightly soured grains. Decent mouthfeel. Balance could be slight better.
Thursday, April 10, 2014

troyc
3.2
White River Jam Up Black Berry Ale
[Bottle] Pours a darker amber color with a fizzy head. Distinct sweet berry aroma. Taste is of blueberry muffins, toasted breads, sweet berries and other juicy fruits. A bit sweet in the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. A fine beer.
Thursday, April 10, 2014

troyc
3.3
White River Fall Creek Lager
[Bottle] Pours a bright orange color with no head. Fizzy carbonation. Caramel malt aromas. Light copper penny notes in the nose as well. Toffee and caramel taste. Relatively clean flavor profile. Average to slightly below average mouthfeel. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer overall.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

troyc
3.1
Copper Creek IPA
[Bottle] Pours a light amber color. Floral hops and mild grass in the aroma. The taste is more malt forward than expected. Caramel and biscuit notes. Lingering finish is only mildly bitter. Tastes like a very similar malt profile to their red ale, but with extra hops added. Tasting notes from 2/2014.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

troyc
2.8
White River Table Rock Red Ale
[Bottle] Pours a reddish amber color with a wispy white head. Dusty and grainy aroma. Caramel malts, mild hops and sticky sweet taste. Light grassy finish. On the light side. Not bad. Tasting notes from 2/2014.
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

csaso
2.7
White River Tavern Creek Tripel
Tap - average size foamy head, medium straw color, moderately spicy aroma and flavor, mild fruity esters, some bubblegum notes - overall OK I guess but was expecting better for this style ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

csaso
3.5
Copper Creek IPA
Tap - fair size foamy head, medium copper color, earthy piney hop aroma and flavor, mild malt backbone - good overall but only fair in the IPA world ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

csaso
3.4
White River Table Rock Red Ale
Tap - fair size thick creamy head, nice medium amber color, balanced malty aroma and flavor, mild hops - not ba overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

strattonspeaks
3.5
White River Tavern Creek Tripel
Pours clear bronze with scant white head. Doughy, heavy Belgian yeast nose. Taste couples aroma. Subtle sweetness with hits of spice, pepper, and stone fruit. Medium bodied, nearly flat. Smooth. Good brew, true to style.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

strattonspeaks
3.4
White River Table Rock Red Ale
Nitro draft. Clear, dark amber pour with tight white head. Nice lace. Heavy malt nose. Sweet taste up front. Earthy nut notes with baby bitterness atop a prominent malt backbone. Medium bodied and smooth. Classic nitrogen flatness. Tasty, super drinkable.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ansermadide
3.3
Copper Creek IPA
Dark, bold bright orange in color with a bright white head, this has a nice, fruity hop nose. Itís a little soapy in flavor, pretty bitter but still cozy down the gullet. Itís like a well-hopped pale ale in body and flavor. Somehow itís interesting for the style, as thereís something very light about it - yet, it still maintains some thin but robust hops.
Sunday, October 27, 2013

camborne
2.5
Copper Creek IPA
Side note, maybe a bad bottle. This is an ipa ? So much malt. Got faint notes of hops but mostly sweet caramel malt. Some tropical fruit present. Really strange ipa.
Sunday, September 15, 2013

FROTHINGSLOSH
3.3
Copper Creek IPA
From the September 2013 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured an orange-amber color with a large creamy orange-tan head that faded quickly but left great lacing. The aroma was sweet and fruity pineapple, papaya and tropical fruits. The flavor was bitter and somewhat sweet with an odd stale like presence and a moderate burst of tropical fruits that faded quickly to be replaced by a dry, dusty cardboard presence. Medium length tangy tropical fruit and cardboard finish. Moderately full bodied.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

kdm1984
4.2
White River Pulltite Pilsner - Double Lager
Gold pour with average head and lacing. Aroma of fresh, grassy hops, sweet malts, and a little bit of herbs. Flavor has grass, herbs, apricots, hop bitterness, and YUM. Strong without being overbearing. This is really darn good. Love me some BoPils and Saaz hops, and this is quite the smooth double. Heck yes.
Thursday, September 05, 2013

kdm1984
3
White River Table Rock Red Ale
Ruby-amber color with small, tightly bubbled head and lacing. Not much to the aroma other than some sweet malts. Flavor is more complex - sweet malts present to start, but also more bready qualities with some hops in the mid-taste and finish. Lighter than the ESB inspiration, but hoppier and more flavorful than mild ale standards as well.
Thursday, September 05, 2013

kdm1984
3.1
Copper Creek IPA
Golden pour with small head and just a little lacing. Weak aroma for a pale ale - just a little hops and lots of caramel malt. Flavor-wise, this reminds me quite a bit of Deschutesí pale ales - almost a banana bread like quality to go with the bitterness. I would never guess this as an IPA - maybe an APA or even ESB (the hops are there, just not in-your-face). The brewer does say itís based on the original English style, so that makes a little more sense. If you come into this with expectations of bold, hoppy, West Coast IPAs, youíll be disappointed, but itís a decent, light, easy drink, at any rate.
Friday, August 30, 2013

kdm1984
3.5
White River Tavern Creek Tripel
Golden pour with a very minimal head and lacing that disappears quickly. Aroma is somewhat faint, but there is a good mix of yeast, candi sugar, cloves, and banana. Flavor follows suit with a little of the sour astringency typical of the style. Some bitterness also. Overall, though, this is actually a very smooth and surprisingly mellow example of a tripel. The alcohol is extremely well-hidden. You can practically session this - itís almost refreshing. Not bad at all - holds up well to many others in the style. Springfield has Motherís, and now White River. Looking forward to trying more from this new micro.
Friday, August 30, 2013

Strykzone
3.1
White River Tavern Creek Tripel
Sampled at 4 Hands. A honey gold pour with minimal head. A light aroma of grain, dust, and light fruit. Alcohol is tasted early and makes this akin to a high gravity. Light flavors of fruit, yeast, grain, and pale malts. Not exciting.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

topherh
3
White River Pulltite Pilsner - Double Lager
22 OZ bomber Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt, light fruity notes and light spice. Flavor is sweet, fruity, with a nice bitterness. Beer is flat after the pour.
Thursday, August 08, 2013

kambei70
3.1
White River Table Rock Red Ale
Draft at Old Chicago in Branson, MO. Nitrogen infused. A red, slight brown color with a creamy head. Texture obviously also creamy due to the nitrogen. Only a light aroma of malt. Taste is slightly bitter with strong herbal qualities. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, August 01, 2013

jkbachman
3.3
White River Table Rock Red Ale
Hefty malt and nut aroma. Pours a deep amber red color with white head. Slightly bitter but balanced with the malt. This is an Irish red mixed with an ESB. Good beer among friends. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

jkbachman
3.7
White River Tavern Creek Tripel
Wonderful aroma of sweet candi, apricots, and clove. Taste is a mix of banana, candi sugar, and some tropical fruit. The carbonation is high making it very champagne like in taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

jandd1983
3.2
White River Tavern Creek Tripel
Purchased a bottle at Brown Derby in Springfield. It poured a brown color with a small beige head. The aroma was moderately sweet, orange peel, some coriander and light candied sugar. The taste was of moderately sweet, orange, wheat, light clove and some banana. Very good.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

EtTuCthulhu
3.2
White River Tavern Creek Tripel
When served from the tap, this beerís clear orange color looks beautiful in combination with its large white head, but the aroma falls flat with just hints of yeast and wheat without much complexity. Once sipped, this beer is quite sweet and slightly sour, which isnít as much balance as I expect in a tripel, and the palate combines an abrupt finish, medium body, slick texture, and an average carbonation, which did make the beer at least pleasant to the mouth if not quite the tongue and its taste buds. Overall, this beer did some things right but other things just couldnít be saved.
Sunday, May 19, 2013

jgentgesdo
4.2
Copper Creek IPA
Pours copper, clear, with a medium white head that laces perfectly. Nose is powerful floral hops, pepper, allspice. Quite bitter with honeyed malt backbone. There is some peatiness? Very good. Ends a little chalky.
Saturday, March 09, 2013

jandd1983
3
White River Table Rock Red Ale
On tap at the Gastropub. It poured a copper/red color with an off-white head. The aroma was of mild medium malt caramel with a hint of chocolate, molasses and peat. The taste was medium malt caramel, molasses, secondary earthy hops and a hint of fruit. Decent.
Sunday, March 03, 2013

jandd1983
2.7
White River Old Mill Ale
On tap at the Gastropub. It poured a dark amber brown color with a small white head. The aroma was tangy and yeasty malt. The taste was a tangy dry malt character with sweeter caramel notes and light bitterness. Decent.
Sunday, March 03, 2013

jandd1983
3.1
Copper Creek IPA
On draft at the Gastropub. It poured a dark copper body with a nice off-white head. The aroma was of sweet caramel malt with floral and piney hops. The taste was fairly sweet and thick malt backed up by a smooth bitterness from the hops. It wasnít a hop monster, but it was also not a wimp. Nicely done.
Sunday, March 03, 2013