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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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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 5
Gots: 27 | 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

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Beer added by: dsa7783 on 03-22-2008

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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.

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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!

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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.

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River Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.