River Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter Ale - River Horse Brewing Co.
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4.14/5 rDev +16.3%
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.
12-19-2013 02:55:22 | More by ChrisNYCLIDC
3.41/5 rDev -4.2%
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.,
12-07-2013 13:05:43 | More by KTCamm
3.55/5 rDev -0.3%
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.
11-30-2013 20:09:51 | More by Chessmaster
3.83/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
11-18-2013 00:06:12 | More by mvanaskie13
2.96/5 rDev -16.9%
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.
11-15-2013 14:34:21 | More by mikeg67
River Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.