River Horse Summer Blonde - River Horse Brewing Co.
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Reviews by magnj:
3.85/5 rDev +17%
a - light yellow body, somewhat hazy, appears to have some extra yeast in solution.
s - grainy nose, a little sweet.
t - light grainy body with a slight fruitness but overall clean. hop bitterness and flavor are both low.
m/d- body is thin but compliments the delicate flavor. very easy drinker, despite low alcohol there is plenty of flavor and it was priced well.
04-17-2011 21:00:32 | More by magnj
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3.38/5 rDev +2.7%
Pours a slightly hazey light golden color with a light head that leaves some light lacing,aroma is definently malty and grainy with some light sweetness.The taste has a nice malty backbone but nothing really gives it some umph.This a solid brew easy to drink quite a few of these not very complex.
09-07-2003 16:47:36 | More by oberon
2.03/5 rDev -38.3%
This is from a sampler case I got at Shelbourne Beer Dist. near Reading. No friggin' date on the label, bottle, or case. C'mon, guys! A little help!!
Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a 1/2 finger of white bubbles. The head quickly drops to tiny islands and a ring, with no lacing. Looks highly effervescent.
This has a faint, sour like aroma (from wheat?), not unpleasant, though I'm not sure it's supposed to be there. Very faint light malt smell, if you work a little bit. Not much there.
The first flavor is slightly tart, kind of like a wheat beer. Flavor is pretty thin, with no discernable hop taste. Very slight hop bitterness detected.
The mouthfeel is thin and watery. A pretty long tartness is the finish.
Not a very good beer. This was my first River Horse beer, and if all the other beers in this sampler are like this, they won't be in business too much longer. At least date the fucking things!
08-15-2005 16:48:28 | More by jakester
2.1/5 rDev -36.2%
DATE REVIEWED: June 27, 2014... GLASSWARE: Ayinger willibecker... OCCASION: a ton of yard work done today--time for a reward...APPEARANCE: cloudy, slightly murky yellow-orange body; good effervescence; white, thick, soapy head; sporadic whips of lacing... AROMA: some lemon zest, some dishwasher detergent as well; faint wheat and clove... PALATE: slightly lively; easily drinkable, as the style would suggest; light in body and not fizzy--flat?... TASTE: instantly off-putting funk that doesn't subside with the next sip (wet cardboard?); malt is somewhat abrasive as well; this is NOT what summer tastes like to me... OVERALLL: sadly, a second chance at a first impression, and yet the same result: a bafflingly unsatisfying flavor married to a thirst-quenching body; plenty of other summer ales deliver more taste and harmonious experiences...
07-03-2014 01:10:07 | More by dacrza1
3.05/5 rDev -7.3%
River Horse- Summer Blonde
Now that I live 10-15 minutes from River Horse I can finally sample what they have to offer.
Appearance- cloudy fizzy yellow with a thin white soapy head.
Smell- grassy, wheat, and sweet.
Taste- sweet, almost sugery. Light wheat/ grain flavor.
Mouthfeel- watery.refreshing. goes down smooth. A definite lawn-mowing beer.
Overall- a decent/mediorce summer blonde,won't offend.
05-19-2005 19:41:18 | More by NJpadreFan
3.88/5 rDev +17.9%
A hazy golden body is capped by a creamy head of bright-white foam that holds fairly well before dropping to a creamy collar and some whispy surface foam. Lacing, however, is limited. The nose is intriguing with a soft, wheat-tinged grainy malt that's smoothed by a light touch of buttery diacetyl and backed by a subtle fruitiness. The body is medium and it appears creamy and smooth in the mouth due to a fine, moderate carbonation. The buttery diacetyl found in the nose is a bit stronger in the flavor, yet it actually seems to work for the beer by combining with a grainy maltiness that's gently balanced by mildly spicy hops. There's a malty sweet flavor to it that I associate with the dextrins delivered by cara-pils malt; but it's not overdone and it retains a refreshing quality. It finishes with a lingering note of sweet malt that slowly receeds to reveal some gentle background hop flavor and delicate bitterness. Overall, a very decent summer beer that might not be really refreshing right after mowing the lawn, but has a little bit more malt flavor to it for when you're relaxing after a late evening cookout. Enjoyable!
06-19-2003 14:02:58 | More by NeroFiddled
3.1/5 rDev -5.8%
A - A slightly hazy yellow body with a small white head.
S - Peas. It smells like peas. I'd say sweet peas, like the kind you find in your freezer section. A little citrus in the front, but its all peas after that. I gave it a 2 because I don't like peas, but if you like peas by gum this is your beer.
T - Light and crisp with a sweet malty aftertaste. And what a shock, it tastes like peas, but not nearly as strong as the smell.
M - Clean and crisp. Light bodied.
D - Goes down nicely once you get rid of the pea flavor.
06-24-2009 21:10:17 | More by drcarver
3.65/5 rDev +10.9%
Served on tap at the Pub in Mendham NJ.
River horse summer. Clear bright gold some foam to start. Light citrus nose. Smooth citrus taste light wheat. Crisp summer beer that is quite refreshing. May not be complicated but I'm enjoying. 375 35 375 325 375
05-19-2013 12:04:23 | More by KTCamm
4.65/5 rDev +41.3%
Presentation - Poured into same brewery's pint glass
Appearance - Very golden colour with white head, good retention, some lacing
Smell - Faint apricots, some malts and hops
Taste - Apricots, cherries, maybe a little bit of citrus, a somewhat sweet, but not too cloying beer
Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied
Drinkability - Smooth
Overall - A great summmertime brew
06-02-2010 15:34:12 | More by tjd112
3.5/5 rDev +6.4%
Bright bright yellow. Not straw or gold, this can only be described as yellow. Fluffy white head. Some haziness in classic riverhorse style. Slightly sweet biscuit and straw malts on the nose. Mild hop character.
Decently sized creamy mouthfeel up front. Bread crusts with a touch of butter, slightly toasty. Carbonation rolls in around mid pallete. Slightly earthy hops present on the end just to round everything out making for a clean sip. Not as crisp as id like this beer to be but it does add a unique twist to things. Nothing crazy but decent for a standard american blonde ale. Flavors are good. Could very well go great with summer evenings by the case.
04-02-2012 02:08:05 | More by jtierney89
River Horse Summer Blonde from River Horse Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.