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River Horse Summer Blonde - River Horse Brewing Co.

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 16 | 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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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -27.4%

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.

05-22-2009 20:01:33 | More by TheFightfan1
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rorjets

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

01-11-2014 21:15:47 | More by rorjets
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

06-28-2014 13:21:31 | More by Gww1864
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-12-2013 21:14:30 | More by mpalestino
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paulish

New York

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-08-2014 00:09:59 | More by paulish
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robwestcott

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

06-21-2013 17:19:34 | More by robwestcott
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

07-25-2013 12:41:42 | More by TheBigBoy
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.5%

04-29-2014 17:29:23 | More by Belittle
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vande

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-29-2012 03:24:39 | More by vande
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.5%

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.

04-30-2012 14:34:36 | More by mikeg67
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

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
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ATPete

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev +4.6%

12 oz capped sample bottle

A- Into a pint glass the 2008 River Horse Summer Blonde pours a a very transparent yellow/orange/brown. The color and visible carbonation reminds me of ginger ale. A big fat 2 finger white net of a head tops this one off.

S- Smells like a weak pale ale. Definitely a recognizable malt character, hops are more present, some lemon and grass as well.

T- Very lager-like, a little bit nutty, malt dominates the taste, a little blast of citrus and some subtle bitterness on the finish.

M- There is nothing to this one. Very light body, the carbonation makes this one a gulper.

D- Session beer? I like Power Hour better. This is an extremely drinkable summer offering from River Horse.

05-12-2008 19:24:53 | More by ATPete
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JoeMans

New York

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

05-02-2014 11:25:47 | More by JoeMans
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

07-07-2013 03:13:22 | More by NYR_Rob
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EBeckett3

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-09-2013 21:30:35 | More by EBeckett3
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-30-2014 00:22:45 | More by wonothesane42
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patm1986

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.5%

11-15-2011 06:20:16 | More by patm1986
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

07-12-2014 22:51:33 | More by curlybird
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brheuer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

06-21-2014 21:46:02 | More by brheuer
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.5%

05-06-2012 02:16:47 | More by JustinMatthew
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tkdchampxi

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -8.5%

08-27-2014 01:51:48 | More by tkdchampxi
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tzieser

Arizona

3/5  rDev -8.5%

11-19-2011 18:52:10 | More by tzieser
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donnebaby

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -7%

Mostly clear gold blond color, just a thin white rim of foam. Nose is the only interesting part of this otherwise boring brew. Sweet, creamy wheat, mixed in with some vanilla. Taste is very sweet. Some light wheat taste, too. Real shallow feel, nothing. Light, off mineral aftertaste.

10-31-2004 03:12:52 | More by donnebaby
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jnardone235

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

09-03-2012 02:42:34 | More by jnardone235
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

06-22-2013 13:38:19 | More by wattoclone
River Horse Summer Blonde from River Horse Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.