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River Horse Lager - River Horse Brewing Co.

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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 17.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-20-2002

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4.8/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is cloudy, pure unfiltered beer... amazing

smell and taste both have notes of hefeweizen. smell is nice lager scent of grass and hops

taste is smooth, full and unique. It is a lager with all the natural characteristics of real beer from it's natural state.

The brewery is discontinuing the beer! There are NO lagers that exist, to my knowledge, that are unfiltered. This beer is so unfiltered it looks just like a genuine German HEFE.... but tastes like a lager with some of those natural notes from the yeast.

This is a LIVE Cultured beer - Very Unique - if you get the chance you have to try as it is NOT being brewed any longer

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3.05/5  rDev -6.7%
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?

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4/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

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3.3/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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River Horse Lager from River Horse Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.