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River Horse Summer Blonde - River Horse Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
75
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174 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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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whartontallboy

New York

3.1/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a hazy orange-gold with a thin white head of fizz that quickly fades.

Smell has a lot of malt in it with a thin, metallic hop character in there as well on top of some orange scents.

Flavor is light and a tad thin with some heavy maltiness and again more citric flavors. One thing I'm noticing about all of the River Horse beers I've had is a common metallic flavor among all of them. I don't know what's going on, but it's definitely present here.

Thin crisp mouthfeel and an overall pleasant enough character makes this one an easy drinker on a hot day, but it's not my favorite.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2005 01:36:49 | More by whartontallboy
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.33/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Golden straw with hints of amber. Ample, creamy, frothy head.

S- Roasted malts and bread, faint hops and pepper and orange.

T- Matly and bready like many River Horse beers. Hops on the trail end with faint spicing.

M- not a heck of a lot of carbonation. left a little aftertaste.

D- Average, light ale. Drinkable yes, flavorful, no.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 18:33:34 | More by rfgetz
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2007 22:02:11 | More by tgbljb
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

3.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2005 19:41:18 | More by NJpadreFan
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dsa7783

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-tap at Mile Square in Hoboken...
Presented as a golden, light-blonde, sun-colored beer with a minimal head and hardly any lacing...
Faint, mild aroma - sweet with hints of malts...
Taste was very crisp, clear, and refreshing... Hints of candied sugars abound, although the flavor was overall more subdued and less assertive than other samples from River Horse... Slick, watered-down, light mouthfeel, although the drinkability was fairly good due to the low ABV and refreshing factor...
Nothing special...

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2008 12:15:26 | More by dsa7783
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WDJersey

Colorado

3/5  rDev -8.3%

08-02-2012 03:49:41 | More by WDJersey
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-27-2013 19:47:35 | More by BeerForMuscle
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LoveStout

New York

2.25/5  rDev -31.2%

04-26-2014 23:36:35 | More by LoveStout
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

05-15-2013 17:08:22 | More by twenty5
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +7%

11-13-2012 03:53:46 | More by st9647v3
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

07-11-2012 15:00:16 | More by JohnK17
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2013 12:04:23 | More by KTCamm
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SadMachine

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

06-25-2014 02:40:55 | More by SadMachine
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bonbini26

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

01-10-2012 17:55:35 | More by bonbini26
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +7%

05-27-2012 20:39:46 | More by RoryOMoore
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.3%

03-11-2014 02:22:11 | More by buzzy
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Although there's still snow on the ground, I'm still going to give this summer blonde a shot since it was the final addition to the River Horse mixed twelve.
Appearanceis boring and basic, with little head and a bubbly light color with lots of carbonation. Nose is surprisingly rich and sweet with spices and chocolate malt. Not so likely with such a light color but good all the same.
The taste is slightly watery but still well balanced and clean, with residual hoppiness and smooth texture for a lighter beer. Still too much carbonation but the refeshing body carries as well.
Another fun but uninspiring beer from River Horse.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2006 23:24:11 | More by daliandragon
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UnionMade

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a clear flaxen yellow, topped with a dense pure white head. The head quickly dissipates into a light mist. Spiraling carbonation bubbles rise to the top in a lazy summertime fashion.
The aroma is slightly fruit estery, with a floral and pear quality. Apparent hops, american, with perhaps a bit of hallertau or perle. Hops have an herbal grassy quality. Slight woody nuttiness as the beer warms. Very pleasant.
The flavor is smooth and malty, with a spicy, carbonated mouthfeel. Hops take up the rear, providing a mildly bitter herbal finish. A little muddy tasting, but still finish the beer nicely. No dryness, yet crisp. Malts are fairly clean, with a slight pear esteriness. Some nuttiness towards the end, just before the hops slide in. Very slight soapy aftertaste, but all told, this is surprisingly tasty. Not terribly complex, but flavorful and quenching. Very true to the blonde ale style. Summer beers seem to be getting better and better.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2003 15:51:25 | More by UnionMade
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +7%

07-20-2013 19:43:48 | More by bacher468
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

2.2/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thought I would try this beer as summer's end is knocking on my door. Unfortunately, not a whole lot to this beer. Pours incredibly pale yellow in color. Also, appears slightly tinged green. Slightly hazy. Only a thin and filmy head on top. Nose is amlts, but they come across as corn. In terms of flavor, tis beer reminds me of long nights working my way through too many macros adjuncts. Lots of light malts plus corn and other adjunct flavors, plus the hops are essentially non-existent. Perhaps could make a suitable picnic beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2005 00:24:45 | More by MuddyFeet
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +7%

05-10-2013 22:01:36 | More by mikeburd1128
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

05-04-2013 22:06:15 | More by DIPAFAN
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rorjets

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

01-11-2014 21:15:47 | More by rorjets
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campfirebrew

New York

3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

08-03-2013 12:17:46 | More by campfirebrew
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

pours a clear golden color with a fluffy white heading that settles to a thin lacing that sticks around for about 3/4 of the tasting.

Smell is very sweet with a buttery honey type aroma.

Taste is sweet and bitter,with a funky yeasty aftertaste.

Mouth just went completley wrong for me it was overcarbonated extremely light bodied almost like a drinking carbonated water. Also it left a film covering in my mouth for dissatisfying.

Drinkability besides being light and a low ABV I really couldn't stomach to have another one of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2009 20:01:33 | More by TheFightfan1
River Horse Summer Blonde from River Horse Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.