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Burnt Sugar Ale - River Horse Brewing Co.

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Burnt Sugar Ale
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 26.05%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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River Horse Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: jlb307 on 03-18-2009)
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1.5/5  rDev -51.8%

EFR94, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Zekezilla
2.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'd forgotten I had this in the fridge. I picked up a variety pack from this brewery awhile back. In truth, I was not overly impressed with any of the offerings and this one is probably the least impressive. It starts out nice, with a 3-finger head, covering a pretty amber liquid. The smell and taste though are just underwhelming and not something I really even like. The taste/smell is a little bitter but not really in a pleasing way. I will not give this one another try; it's just not worth it.

Zekezilla, May 09, 2010
Photo of rfgetz
3.45/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy but bright orange in color. Decent head and lacing. Smell is of brown sugar, vanilla with hints of carmel. Taste is of brown sugar, vanilla with hints of carmel and molasses. Pretty sweet tasting. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly chewey but suffers a bit from wateryness and lack of carbonation. Was hoping for a little more out of this beer, will track down again incase i got a bad or stale glass.

rfgetz, Oct 06, 2009
Photo of SPRichard
3.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

hazy orange color....long lasting dense head...plenty of lacing

brown sugar, caramel, molasses and a slight hint of fruit

molasses, brown sugar, sweet malt, hints of fruit that was in the nose, vanilla and caramel

creamy medium body....sweet and chewy

the sugary sweetness would keep me from drinking no more then 2 at a time....still decent and worth trying if you come across it

SPRichard, May 14, 2009
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.63/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

River Horse- Burnt Sugar Ale

On tap at the Hulmeville Inn.

A- Hazy deep orange with a thick foamy white head. Gooh ringed lacing down the glass.
S- Sweet fruity malt. Brown sugar, caramel, and molasses of course permiate.
T- Very sweet malt, slightly fruity with sweet sugary caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, and molasses.
M- Again, very sweet with thick malt and a nice creamy body and a thick sweet chewy finish.

Overall- Was hoping for more of a caramelized sugar malt flavor but still tasty and easy to drink. Worth seeking out.

NJpadreFan, Apr 10, 2009
Photo of jlb307
3.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 16 oz pint glass from the tap.

A: Deep amber in color. Slightly hazy. Creamy, dense off-white head with excellent lacing on the glass. Head retained for a long time. Appeared to be very lightly carbonated.

S: Slightly sweet aroma consisting of molasses, caramel, and light fruit.

T: Maltier than I would have expected. Can really taste the molasses as the beer warms, which almost left an aftertaste akin to brown sugar.

M: Nicely balanced between the flavor and carbonation. Medium bodied.

D: Not bad, but not an American Pale Ale either. Good beer in it's own right, though

jlb307, Mar 18, 2009
Burnt Sugar Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.