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River Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter Ale - River Horse Brewing Co.

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River Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter AleRiver Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
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283 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.04%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dsa7783 on 03-22-2008)
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JMD

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Rich dark copper with nice foamy head that fades very slowly. Leaves clumpy lacing down the glass.

S: Belgian yeast and ripe dark fruits. Some toasted malt with hints of brown sugar and molasses. Nice aroma but a bit subdued.

T: Toasted malt upfront, with candied dark fruit. Raisins and dark cherries are prominent. Hints of spice and licorice. ABV is well masked.

M: Medium to full bodied and smooth

D: This is a good attempt at a belgian dark ale, but doesn't quite compare with Belgian counterparts. So far I haven't been impressed with River Horse, but this is one of their better offerings.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2010 00:54:53 | More by JMD
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After 3 tries, this beer is getting better. Which is saying alot. A must try.

A: Energetic brown body, hazed, with thick retentive head and lots of lacing. Looks as it should, as a 2nd or 3rd tier belgian dark ale.
S: Aromas of flower store, candy store, bananas and Belgian yeast. More fruit than flowers.

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O:"almost as flavorful as a Belgian Strong Dark Ale" but not as complex or counter balanced by bitter, pepper, spice.

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River Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.