Friday, August 12, 2011

Day 18 (8/11/2011): Unit 6 by Rivertown Brewing Company

I'm going to keep this one short a) because I don't have any pictures b) I don't have notes on this one because I was at a friend's birthday party when I drank it. I'm obnoxious, but I'm not obnoxious enough to take notes while I'm hanging out with friends at a party.

I picked up a six pack of Unit 6 by Rivertown because I figured it would be unoffensive to those at the party and because it is a local brewery. It certainly was unoffensive, to a fault, in fact.

It pours a blondish color with a finger of fizzy white head. I'm surprised at the clarity and transparency of the body, considering is is supposedly unfiltered. It also is a bit lighter in color than I expected. The nose isn't much of anything; a tiny bit of the yeast if anything at all.

The taste is pretty boring. Not much hops, not much sweetness or maltiness, and the slight bit of yeastiness in the nose is barely present. This isn't a bad beer by any means; just kinda 'meh'. The mouthfeel is smooth, despite the medium high carbonation. At 5.5%, there isn't any alcohol on the mouthfeel at all.

What can I say? I didn't care for it, but not because it was bad, but because it wasn't really anything at all. I don't want to compare Rivertown to a macrobrewery, but it sort of reminded me of Blue Moon. I would recommend this beer if you're having non-craft beer drinkers over and don't want to buy BMC, but at the price point, there are better, more flavorful hefeweizens and wheat beer out there. In fact, Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier was only a buck more for a six pack.

I give Unit 6 by Rivertown Brewing Company a C.

Style: American style hefeweizen
ABV: 5.5%
IBU: 16
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Purchase from Marty's Hops and Vines for $8.99 a six pack. Easily attainable in the Cincinnati/NKY area. Not sure outside of the region, though.

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