Dismiss Notice
Hello, is it beer you're looking for?

Learn more about beer. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for as low as 68% off the single issue price.

Subscribe now →

Charles Reibenbach Ice Ale - Cold Spring Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Charles Reibenbach Ice AleCharles Reibenbach Ice Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 4
Hads: 5
Avg: 1.73
pDev: 32.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cold Spring Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: shirfan on 07-26-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (9) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Hads: 5
Reviews by Schmaltzy:
Photo of Schmaltzy
1.77/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Wow again I remember buying this beer at Albertsons almost 5 years ago for $2.99 a 12 pack, this being the better of the Reibenbach beers. This one had more of a malty taste than the lager and actually quenched my thirst out at the river. Do yourself a favor, splurge and buy the PBR instead your hangover will thank me later.

 326 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of braugon
1.22/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Other reviewer's mentioned it, but yeah in college, at IU, in Bloomington, Indiana--circa 2003/4, this stuff was 2.99 a 12pk, meaning, about 6.50 for 24 beers. The stuff was pale, fizzy, and smelled like sugar, and grain alcohol. It tasted like sour milk, and gave a headache after about 11 fluid ounces were consumed. I must've drank 100's, and somewhere there exists a picture of my Vietnamese housemate, balancing one on his head, posed in front of a refrigerator stocked--Dr. Dre. style--with about 60 cans of Reibenbach Ice.

 529 characters

Photo of IntriqKen
2.13/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a golden yellow with a weak white head that melts immediately to a small ring.
Aroma is almost non-descript. Pretty mild on the ager yeast and any adjuncts they may use.
Flavor is sweet malt balanced (yes, I said balanced) with bitter hops.
Mouthfeel is typical BMC.
Good brew to just power down and get drunk with.

 325 characters

Photo of shirfan
2.55/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A link on Gluek's website claims this is contract-brewed for Albertson's Grocery...where I obtained a 12-pack for $5.

Nothing outstanding about the appearance -- medium gold with a bit of fizz.

Aroma is grainy, a bit of malt and cereal, yet something slightly heavier.

Dextrin and grains mix with a watery mouthfeel, yet this isn't a total write-off. There's a light malty taste to this, very mild floral hops, raisin?! and a bit of a coppery finish. Almost like a very watery bock.

Odd "style", odd beer, yet not entirely gross... I just won't be buying it again.

 576 characters

Photo of M1k3y
1/5  rDev -42.2%

Charles Reibenbach Ice Ale from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.