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River Horse Lager - River Horse Brewing Co.

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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 18.15%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-20-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

HopBrain, Jul 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Monkey007, Jul 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

notjaredlouche, Jun 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +30.8%

Lette, Jun 18, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.05/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a dirty yellow color with a 1/2 inch of head. Not too appealing why not simply filter your lager?

S - Smell is mild lager yeast, vinegar, and a touch of corn. Man I hope the taste isn't too sour.

T - "Dirty" that is the first impression I had of this lager. The combination of lager yeasts and sour malts give it this impression for the first few sips. As it warms it becomes more bearable but I shouldn't have to "adjust" to a lager.

M - Pretty close to what I expecting.

Overall this is one of the worst lagers I have ever had. It's sour then as you drink becomes more drinkable. Almost as bad as BMC yet crafted?

DrDemento456, Jun 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

Etan, Jun 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

staticmaneuver, May 16, 2012
Photo of bvlaminck
2/5  rDev -38.5%

bvlaminck, May 07, 2012
Photo of salan
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

salan, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
4/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright gold color with good clarity for being unfiltered, big fluffy bright white head. Dry grain and biscuit on the nose with touches of floral hops.

"Wow" was the first word out of my mouth after tasting this. Incredible clean and smooth. Bit of sweet apple and dry cereal on the front end with a very dry finish. Bit of nuttiness through out. Balance is impeccable. Well blended with a body that's on the heavy side of light. The body really makes this beer, being well carbonated but well held together as well. Very good.

jtierney89, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Dodo2step
3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

P- Thanks to my buddy Matt for this one.

A- a hazy wheat color look with a 3 finger frothy head. Lacing is spiderweb all the way up.

S- biscuit malt and some grassiness comes out.

T- vinegar biscuit malt that is quite sour. A lil much for a lager but i have def had worse

M- the sourness lingers on the palate. It is a ligt-medium bodied beer

O- the Yuengling Lager is still one of my favorite lagers. this isnt awful but it is a decent go to if there is nothing else around. A middle of the road lager.

Dodo2step, Mar 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

rcatalano, Mar 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

oldp0rt, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of mikeg67
3.58/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours slightly hazy-golden with a medium lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of biscuit malt and grassy hops. Body is medium and crisp. Biscuit malt balanced on the palate by herbal, grassy hops. Finish is medium lasting, semidry. Nice lager, I would definitely buy it again.

mikeg67, Mar 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

mwitkow, Mar 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

mikerems, Mar 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl. oz., poured into a pint glass.

Sometimes, I think I should have been born British – I absolutely love the feel of a good, solid pint glass in my hand. I love pouring a great beer into it. I love its heft, its shape, the way a beer tastes in it – it’s a truly wondrous thing. And now, it’s time to taste and review a beer…

A: Good color, not outstanding, but good. It’s a reasonable mix of gold and orange, produces a 2 cm wheat-colored head with a reasonable pour. The head doesn’t even last a minute before dissolving, leaving almost nothing on the sides.

S: Okay – I’m picking up hops, a bit of lemon, a little grassiness – I’m trying to catch something from the malt side, but am experiencing no joy. It’s making me wonder what I’m in for during the tasting.

T: It’s an interesting taste – I’m getting hops, grass, orange, lemon, and a very subdued sweetness from the malt. Nothing is overpowering, everything plays well together. I’d have expected a watery taste to it, but not really. I have to give it props.

M: Good, I could be talked into really good, but not quite very good. It’s light-bodied, but it’s well-carbonated, and it goes well over the palate, leaving a light hop finish. It’s even slightly chewy, if that makes sense.

O: It’s a good beer, makes for a good session beer. I could see enjoying a few of these bad boys, hanging out with my beer geek buddies while grilling meat. It’s perfect with a nice salty piece of food. Cheers.

bogus564, Feb 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

DreaminBeer, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of CuteZombieDoll
3.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden, with a tinge of amber.

S- Hoppy, not very malty, definitely smells like a typical euro lager to me.

T- Tastes better than it smells. Very hoppy and floral initially, followed by a smooth malt quality.

M- Not quite as heavy as I would like, but not bad.

O- A good enough beer as a default. It is definitely a good example of it's style.

CuteZombieDoll, Feb 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

cbgbslev, Feb 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

AndrewMichael, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Finn
3.85/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No visible freshness date.

Slightly hazy dark gold in color, this beer supports a nice frothy white head. It has a pleasant, clean aroma of sweet grain and maybe a hint of hops. It has a fuller body than most euro lagers, and it tastes much how you would expect from the smell: smooth, mellow, and sweet, but with enough balance to keep it drinkable. Overall a tasty lager worth trying if you are in the lager mood, but nothing stands out. Well done.

Finn, Feb 01, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - golden yellow in color with good amount of fizzinyess rising, 1" crisp white head went do to a foamy 1/4" head which produced nice amounts of lacing

S - lots of yeast, some citrusy hints

T - bitter sweet malts, not much in the hops department

M - very refreshing on the tongue, leaves a nice fizzy feeling reminiscent of sodas

O - overall i believe this is a really nice summer-time beer, or a good "in" for those new to craft beers

facundoCNB, Jan 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

Lang44, Jan 16, 2012
River Horse Lager from River Horse Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.