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River Horse Special Ale Amber - River Horse Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 15 | 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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5/5  rDev +40.1%

Chetti, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of claspada
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep red with a very large off white head with good retention.

Aromas begin with sweet pale malt and some light caramel. As it warms you get some slight brown sugar, roasted malt with a bit of earthy hoppiness.

The tastes follow the nose with light caramel, toasted bready maltiness with some light toffee flavors as well. Light and clean earthy hoppiness emerges more as it warms.

The mouthfeel is light bodied with medium to high carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and earthy but mainly clean and crisp.

Overall this is a decent, flavorful and balanced amber ale. Nothing to mind-blowing but quite satifying considering the ABV, nice daytime outdoors beer.

claspada, Sep 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30%

tmars13, Sep 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

Babydave, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of patburke36
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

patburke36, Sep 06, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

Marty91, Sep 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

h4ger, Aug 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

BoilerSteve, Aug 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

brewdente, Aug 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

WDJersey, Aug 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

TMYerger, Jul 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

JeffTheJuice, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Monkey007
3/5  rDev -16%

Monkey007, Jul 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

wander4, Jul 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

notjaredlouche, Jun 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

beermanbrian, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Actually quite clear since most of their beers are "unfiltered" with a 1/4 inch of opaque colored head. A touch darker than I expected for the ABV.

S - Slightly dirty malts clash with mild hops and mild caramel malts. Smell is less than expected.

T - Well it's not a bad amber it's just not that great. Hops are mildly herbal almost citrus like with a caramel base. Basic and boring.

M - Light to medium it's on par for the ABV.

Overall I am becoming more disappointed with this brewery every beer. Don't buy this if you can avoid it.

DrDemento456, Jun 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72%

TeamAlphaDoG, Jun 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Jim_DemonDeacon, May 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

staticmaneuver, May 16, 2012
Photo of TheSacredRaritan
3.75/5  rDev +5%

TheSacredRaritan, Apr 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

kwa357, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
3.08/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-dark amber color with a nice thick white head and decent lacing

S-malts and caramel, slight floral scent

T-roasted malts and caramel sweetness with a little hop character, not much bitter flavor

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-an OK amber but too sweet and malty and not enough hop character for my taste

MDDMD, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

JLapadura, Apr 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

rcatalano, Mar 24, 2012
River Horse Special Ale Amber from River Horse Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.