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

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

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274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.08%


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

New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark, cloudy copper with a thick, foamy head that leaves a thin intermittent lacing down the glass as it is consumer.

Smells strongly fruity, wet, wheat.

Taste is fruity, wheat, yeasty up front with an ashen dry dark finish. No hint of the high ABV, very well concealed.

Some adequate carbonation, medium-bodied and smooth. This is a very good effort from a local brewery. Must try if you're in the area or can acquire it some other way.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2009 22:00:31 | More by Vendetta
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jvoss7

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-24-2014 00:53:16 | More by jvoss7
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-11-2014 02:17:10 | More by buzzy
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Act25

New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is my favorite River Horse so far. It's an authentic Belgian Dark Ale.
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.

T: Taste follows smell, and is sweet to bitter arc, with sweet winning, but not cloying. Bit too sweet and fruity, but complex and good. Lots of yeast, not as much spice or mystery as the real deal. Makes me want a salty cheese or pretzel.
M: Plenty of body with moderate amount of carbonation. A bit of weight and stickiness, a little bit too sweet in finish. Ding for being a bit mouth coating in finish.
O:"almost as flavorful as a Belgian Strong Dark Ale" but not as complex or counter balanced by bitter, pepper, spice.

I'd drink this again, and I'd include in a Belgian taste off.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 01:59:57 | More by Act25
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-13-2014 07:46:52 | More by Tiernan
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-06-2014 03:30:25 | More by jgebauer110
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New Jersey

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-02-2014 19:24:14 | More by cmq103
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-01-2014 03:23:50 | More by NYR_Rob
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Dark for a Belgian ale (at least in my limited experience), reddish orange rust lava, or lipton tea. Cloudy as all get out, with a nice yellowish head. A delicious beer from my home state. First NJ microbrew I've ever had in fact. 8.0% abv is awesome too!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 23:11:00 | More by Johnny_Muir
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Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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New Jersey

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ChrisNYCLIDC

New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really enjoyed this beer more than I thought I would. Usually not a fan of winter seasonals but this one was rich in flavor, dark, but not too dark and could definitely taste fruit, caramels and other warm flavors. Not a bad aftertaste I get with these wintery beers, not too sweet either. Quite enjoyable from a small brewery near me that I've really grown to like.

Serving type: bottle

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River Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.