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River Horse Special Ale Amber - River Horse Brewing Co.

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River Horse Special Ale AmberRiver Horse Special Ale Amber

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BA SCORE
81
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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rfgetz on 09-22-2010)
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Reviews by GiantMidget:
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

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
More User Reviews:
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Kjanisch7

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-15-2013 18:16:19 | More by Kjanisch7
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tigg924

Massachusetts

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
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

09-10-2013 00:23:38 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-16-2013 23:45:44 | More by acurtis
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

11-29-2013 19:11:52 | More by JMS1512
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wander4

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-03-2012 03:27:02 | More by wander4
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TeamAlphaDoG

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -71.9%

06-14-2012 22:41:07 | More by TeamAlphaDoG
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HollandTunnels

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

01-08-2012 20:35:37 | More by HollandTunnels
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-22-2013 18:09:17 | More by Varkias41
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BoilerSteve


3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-18-2012 20:57:49 | More by BoilerSteve
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hipHOPSanonymous


3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-15-2014 19:15:46 | More by hipHOPSanonymous
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-09-2013 20:58:05 | More by EBeckett3
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kwa357

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-20-2012 23:24:03 | More by kwa357
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patburke36

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

09-06-2012 04:40:53 | More by patburke36
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mikerems

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-05-2013 02:28:31 | More by mikerems
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KTCamm

New Jersey

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
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-16-2012 18:57:42 | More by Lang44
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jtierney89

New Jersey

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
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Sharkophile

New York

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
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tone77

Pennsylvania

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
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Samp01

New Jersey

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
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

03-11-2014 02:21:35 | More by buzzy
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notjaredlouche

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-30-2012 08:11:09 | More by notjaredlouche
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Monkey007

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-07-2012 01:03:20 | More by Monkey007
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River Horse Special Ale Amber from River Horse Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.