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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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283 Ratings
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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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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-26-2013 18:52:43 | More by BobsledTM
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Wedcat

California

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-25-2013 15:54:30 | More by Wedcat
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-24-2013 04:06:26 | More by BigOldOaf
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-21-2013 01:21:34 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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ChrisNYCLIDC

New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +16.3%
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

12-19-2013 02:55:22 | More by ChrisNYCLIDC
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John_Squires

New York

2/5  rDev -43.8%

12-18-2013 15:19:00 | More by John_Squires
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KevinDanger23

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-17-2013 01:53:51 | More by KevinDanger23
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geodonnokepyo

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-15-2013 04:11:34 | More by geodonnokepyo
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blmar311

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-15-2013 02:11:47 | More by blmar311
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-14-2013 01:23:23 | More by hockeyfighter19
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-11-2013 16:06:55 | More by JamieDuncan
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.7%

12-09-2013 23:09:59 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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jslice99

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-09-2013 03:14:50 | More by jslice99
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Morris Tap and Grill 11/22.

Pours a dark reddish brown, but with no foam. Little, if any nose, hard to draw out any discernable scent. Slight cherry malt taste. Fruity. Little belgian yeast taste. Hard to judge this one, not noteworthy in any direction. Probably need to get another one.,

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2013 13:05:43 | More by KTCamm
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Chessmaster

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear amber with a finger width of white head that dissipates to a thin cap

S - Typical Belgian beer smell -- dark fruit, caramelized sugar. Little to no hop aroma.

T - Similar to smell - an acceptable Belgian beer flavor -- dark fruit with lingering toasty caramel notes

M - Average carbonation, medium to slightly watery mouthfeel.

O - A solid interpretation of the Belgian dubbel style, though definitely not as good as the real thing.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 20:09:51 | More by Chessmaster
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goalie33

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-26-2013 02:14:53 | More by goalie33
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

11-24-2013 13:16:35 | More by TheBigBoy
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass, color is brown, tan edges, head is light tan, nice presentation at about 1/2 inch thick, dissipates to ring and bubbles.

Smell is pretty neutral for a dark ale of this size, mild caramel notes, hints of toffee and raisin, yeast phenols are barely noticeable.

Taste is a step up from the nose, very noticeable caramel malts, toffee, touch chocolate, approaching raisin and plum notes; yeast off products are pleasant and not overdone. Sweetness is appropriate and so hard to believe this clocks at 8%.

Mouthfeel is slightly drying, a little expected since the strength is at this level, otherwise flavors linger well on the tongue and checks, carbonation is moderate.

Overall, a very nice belgian dark ale from river horse, taste is great, notes are not as strong in the nose.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 00:06:12 | More by mvanaskie13
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mikeg67

New Jersey

2.96/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle from Trader Joes. Pours dark amber with a tall, foamy, off-white head. Aroma is of bready malt, alcohol, brown sugar and dark fruit. Body is full and smooth. Taste is of bready malt, caramel, drying alcohol, earthy hops, brown sugar and cooked vegetables. Finish is long and dry. I will skip this brew next time.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 14:34:21 | More by mikeg67
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Nachos4two

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-17-2013 22:27:03 | More by Nachos4two
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-16-2013 11:33:56 | More by CreekyJarls
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-10-2013 00:22:21 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-31-2013 21:00:01 | More by AngusOg
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-22-2013 18:05:22 | More by Varkias41
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MSL94

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-19-2013 22:46:22 | More by MSL94
River Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.