River Horse Special Ale Amber - River Horse Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GiantMidget:
2.58/5 rDev -27.5%
Another of a variety pack of River Horse, been in my fridge for about 2 weeks now.
In a pint glass, the head maybe 2 fingers, below average lacing.
There is really nothing that differentiates this from many other amber's that I've tried.
Typical smell of a floral and slight citrus nature.
Balanced malt flavor, nothing too extraordinary. I almost detect some sort of medicinal aftertaste like I had just drank some nighttime medicine or something.
Very low ABV, which would make it nice on a warm day to throw a few back, however I would not jump at this at the top of my list.
I will also say that the mouthfeel was not one I enjoyed very much. Very high carbonation leaving a full bodied almost burning feel when lingering.
Some enjoy this type of amber so I wouldn't deter those for trying it but again, not my beer of choice.
11-27-2012 01:50:01 | More by GiantMidget
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3/5 rDev -15.7%
Appearance: minimal head, hazy, dark amber in color, high carbonation
Smell: toasted malt and some pine hops
Taste: caramel, toasted malt and some pine hops
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium carbonation, sweet with a slightly bitter backbone
Drinkability: A decent amber that could use a bit more hops. Not bad, but nothing that really jumps out and makes me want another either.
12-01-2010 16:37:29 | More by tigg924
3.78/5 rDev +6.2%
River Horse variety pack. Twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.
Pours medium dark brown, some red hints. Some white foam. Strong caramel smell. Toffee. Taste is alight sweet caramel with a modest bite. Hints of butterscotch. Light mouthfeel from the modest carbonation. Good amber.
05-11-2013 20:12:51 | More by KTCamm
3.3/5 rDev -7.3%
Pours a deep auburn hue with dark ruby highlights and a big off white head. Good lacing. Lots of roasted malts on the nose along with some burnt caramel. Hop presence is faint but perfumey. On the lighter side of medium in body which thins very slightly on the swallow. Sweet caramel laces the side of the tongue while lightly roasted malts shine through from beginning to end. Subtle amount of fruit with a faint hop presence giving the beer it's crisp feel and smooth finish.
Pretty Decent flavor with great drink-ability. Not anything amazing but good for what it is. A session brew I could come back to.
03-22-2012 01:21:49 | More by jtierney89
4.03/5 rDev +13.2%
Got this in a River Horse variety pack, which I was very happy with.
A: Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark red with a very large off white head with good retention.
S: Smells sweet, with caramel, brown sugar and roasted malts with a bit of hoppiness.
T: Caramel and brown sugar with some roasted coffee-like flavors as well. Light and clean hoppiness leads into a pretty dry finish.
M: Pretty light bodied and highly carbonated. Prickly. Nice.
O: A very good, flavorful and balanced amber ale, I wish I could find it in six packs, I could have a bunch of these at a time.
01-09-2012 05:26:17 | More by Sharkophile
3.68/5 rDev +3.4%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pretty dark amber color with a small head. Smell is of malts, some hops. Taste is the same, some malts up front with hops kicking in at the end, a touch of caramel is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall makes for a solid offering.
04-02-2011 13:10:23 | More by tone77
3.31/5 rDev -7%
Pours a cloudy brownish amber with a medium beige lasting head, some light lacing. Aroma of toasted caramel malt, barley, light fruity notes. Taste of toasted caramel malt, yeast, light fruity with some mild earthy hops. Palate isa medium body, slightly sticky mouth feel, mild carbonation. Finish is sweet toasted caramel malt, yeast with some mild earthy hops bitterness for balance with a bit of caramel nutty aftertaste. Overall a good enjoyable brew.
07-09-2013 22:24:31 | More by Samp01
River Horse Special Ale Amber from River Horse Brewing Co.
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