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

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338 Ratings
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 34 | 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:
Beer added by: dsa7783 on 03-22-2008

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Ratings: 338 | Reviews: 177
Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wattoclone
3.34/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium-dark brown with a moderate head. Pleasant aromatic aroma with burnt sugar and vanilla notes. A pleasantly sweet malty taste with an abrupt slightly bitter finish with grapefruit notes. Certainly a well crafted Belgian dark , but the ABV borders on a Strong Dark. Although not necessarily a bad thing, a Belgian Strong Dark would have considerably more flavor to reward the consumption. American craft breweries like to push the envelope of every style, and this is no exception. If the alcohol content were lower, in the realm of a Belgian Dark Ale it would be exceptional. As a Belgian Strong Dark it is middle of the road.

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TopherBreski
4.65/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best American beers I've ever drank. Dark, smooth, tastes cold. No overwhelming flavors and it's 8%. Beautiful caramel color.

Photo of Chime
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Randolph96
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Geech
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sanitarium16
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.37/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

4.5 oz pour into a snifter at Paganini's in Doylestown, PA.

The look is the high point. A nice amber color with a little bit of cloudiness.
Smells like a typical Belgian, but without the charm. Spicy and some raisin notes, with unfortunately a very faint tinge of peroxide.
Taste was not good. The peroxide was back. My girlfriend said it well "there's almost a medical aftertaste". We jokingly said it was like being waterboarded with a hospital gown and a cheap quad.

River Horse has yet to impress me.

Photo of StonewallSipper
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a fan of dark ales, but this one is great, sweet aftertaste, River Horse has alot of great beers,just wish they bring back Hoppalotimus

Photo of beerfinder
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curlybird
3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tvghost
3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lobos62
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiffler27
4.23/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmhall
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
1.82/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

A let down.. Ive now had plenty of River Horse brews. I am starting to see that they are hit or miss. This was a miss for me.. Pours a
Muddy brown, looks like dirt water. Nose is nothing of note. Taste- eww metallic. I had this on tap so maybe it's off, but not good at all...

Photo of shehateme
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of m0ntels
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnnyForeign
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of johnwetterstrand
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mousebeer
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WDJersey
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of orsulacp
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Really like the smell, the body is a bit thin, nice yeasty taste

Photo of medicinewheel
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a brownish-amber color in appearance, poured into goblet, thin head, lacing did not last. Nice offering for the winter. Alcohol present not too strong however. Very nice mouth feel and carbonation. Aroma- some candy and fruit, maybe licorice, relatively well balanced offering. Very nice flavor profile. I enjoyed this version and would and will have again.

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River Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.