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River Horse Summer Blonde - River Horse Brewing Co.

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River Horse Summer Blonde
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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 16.82%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 06-01-2003

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap at Texas Arizona in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a clear to very lightly hazy light yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall bright white head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grainy malts with some honey sweetness, lemon/citrus, grassy hops, and light fruits (maybe apricot or peach).

T: The beer starts out with a grainy malt body that includes soem notes of honey sweetness and lemon/citrus. This beer has a light amount of bitterness from the grassy hops which lingers slightly.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: This beer is easy to drink and light enough (and low enough in alcohol) to be quite sessionable. There is nothing that really stands out about this beer but it is enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.62/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A nice clean beer that would complement a heavy meal as well as a light meal. The after taste is minimal and it finishes clean. This beer has excellent drinkability and is relatively light, but it does not have a huge taste, either upfront or on the finish.

Overall, good clean summer drink. Not a big flavor or at all challenging.

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3.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and very good lacing.

The smell featured light pale and wheat mats and a faint herbal hop.

The taste consisted of clean malts and a utilitarian herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was light and clean.

Overall a quaffable summer ale.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of metter98
3.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: The beer is very hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down but left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of fruit in the nose—apricots seem to stand out in particular—along with some notes of grassy hops and lemons plus hints of grainy malts and honey.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has some hints of grainy malts in the flavors. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The light body nature of this beer makes it go down easily but there’s nothing special about the smell or taste.

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2.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden, sun-colored beer with minimal head and hardly any lacing.

Aromas are quite faint and mild; lightly bready sweet malts with hints of biscuit and graininess. Light herbal/earthy hops.

The tastes begin very crisp, clean, and refreshing, but not overly flavorful. Hints of pale malt sweetness, light herbal earthy European hops. Mild doughy yeast flavors emerge as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium to light carbonation. Could definitely use more for the style. Finish is crisp, clean yet watered-down.

Overall this is a subpar attempt at a Blonde ale. Flavor profile is muted and seems dialed back. Not horrible but there were much better options that I passed up on draft; won't make that mistake again.

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3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy-golden with a long lasting, small white head. Aroma is of citrus fruit, some apples and cookies. Body is medium and crisp. Flavors are of biscuit malt, citrus fruit and hints of musty yeast. Finish is very short. On the whole it is tasty, refreshing lawn mower brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

River Horse Summer Blonde from River Horse Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.