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River Horse Summer Blonde - River Horse Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 16.77%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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 paulish
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

paulish, May 08, 2014
Photo of MuddyFeet
2.2/5  rDev -32.9%
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.

MuddyFeet, Sep 06, 2005
Photo of Gww1864
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

Gww1864, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of rorjets
2.5/5  rDev -23.8%

rorjets, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of TheFightfan1
2.38/5  rDev -27.4%
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.

TheFightfan1, May 22, 2009
Photo of robwestcott
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

robwestcott, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%

TheBigBoy, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of Belittle
3/5  rDev -8.5%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of vande
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

vande, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of mikeg67
3/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

mikeg67, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of JoeMans
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

JoeMans, May 02, 2014
Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

jtierney89, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of ATPete
3.43/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

ATPete, May 12, 2008
Photo of NYR_Rob
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%

NYR_Rob, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of wonothesane42
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

wonothesane42, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of EBeckett3
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

EBeckett3, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of patm1986
3/5  rDev -8.5%

patm1986, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of curlybird
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%

curlybird, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of tkdchampxi
3/5  rDev -8.5%

tkdchampxi, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of brheuer
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

brheuer, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of JustinMatthew
3/5  rDev -8.5%

JustinMatthew, May 06, 2012
Photo of tzieser
3/5  rDev -8.5%

tzieser, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of donnebaby
3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

donnebaby, Oct 31, 2004
Photo of jnardone235
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%

jnardone235, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of wattoclone
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

wattoclone, Jun 22, 2013
River Horse Summer Blonde from River Horse Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.