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River Horse Summer Blonde - River Horse Brewing Co.

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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 06-01-2003)
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Photo of VikeMan
5/5  rDev +52.4%

VikeMan, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Wiffler27
4.75/5  rDev +44.8%

fantastic summer session ale

Wiffler27, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of tjd112
4.65/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

tjd112, Jun 02, 2010
Photo of wattoclone
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

wattoclone, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Krispogo
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

Krispogo, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of TheDudeAbides
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

TheDudeAbides, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of BlackDog
4.28/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Summer Blonde pours a slightly cloudy gold with a shade of orange. A large off-white head holds with good retention and good lacing.

The nose is a grainy malt up front, followed by a sweet, inviting touch of fruit, and maybe just a hint of yeast.

The taste follows the aroma in the best way possible. Again, there's a decent taste of sweet malts, and this is complimented with some lemon and orange notes. The taste is crisp and clean, with a slightly sweet finish. Medium carbonation and the light body combine to make that crispness, which is perfect for these hot summer days.

If you're looking for a light, summer beer to enjoy this weekend, River Horse Summer Blonde is it. At 4.5% ABV, it's light and quenching but doesn't sacrifice any taste, making it a must-have this summer.

BlackDog, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of braedon_peluso
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

braedon_peluso, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of jlux21
4.01/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very good summer Beer, lite and refreshing. Will not fill you up or weigh you down. My first choice in the summer months. If you see it grab a six and enjoy.

will not go over the flavors as it seems to have been done by other already. Good luck finding it at least in hunterdon county are in NJ seems to be on and off with availability in the summer months, sells out quick.

jlux21, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of Mikkiicky
4/5  rDev +22%

Mikkiicky, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22%

mikerems, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Tpsauer
4/5  rDev +22%

Tpsauer, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +22%

cwxc818, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22%

dansushi, May 23, 2014
Photo of EFR94
4/5  rDev +22%

EFR94, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev +22%

wpreynolds, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +22%

Snarf103, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of Molnar
4/5  rDev +22%

Molnar, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of Lookingloo2
3.96/5  rDev +20.7%

Lookingloo2, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

NeroFiddled, Jun 19, 2003
Photo of BeerLover48Fan
3.88/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a 1/2" white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry, yet fruity malt scent that boasts of pale and wheat malts as well as a nice lemony zest. It has a slight bisquity aroma. The taste is pretty good. It has a light, pale and wheat malt flavor that goes down smooth and finishes earthy and dry with a slight lemon zest. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an easy drinking summer ale, but not a beer you will go to lengths to obtain It's perfect for those hot afternoons.

BeerLover48Fan, Sep 19, 2007
Photo of magnj
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

magnj, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of tgbljb
3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served as a pale light amber colored beer with moderate white head.
Smell is notable for sweet summer fruits, but only very faintly.
Taste is light and fruity with a nice refreshing character.
A bit thin in the mouth with little taste retention.
A pleasant summer beer, but nothing outstanding.

tgbljb, May 06, 2007
Photo of jamesg60
3.81/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice tasting right off the bat not over bearing like some micro brews who over kill with citrus. Little foggy small head but I good tasting this a drinking ale unlike others where you can only drink one because there are to heavy.

One of the better Summer Ales and it helps that it is a local NJ brewery..

jamesg60, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of disruptor32
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

disruptor32, Jul 15, 2012
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River Horse Summer Blonde from River Horse Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.