River Horse Tripel Horse | River Horse Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co.
New Jersey, United States
riverhorse.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our take on a Belgian Style Tripel Ale, brewed with spices and fermented with a Trappist yeast strain which lends hints of vanilla and creates a variety of complex flavors.

Added by jerseyemt on 05-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
635
Reviews:
270
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
14.09%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
127
For Trade:
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Ratings: 635 |  Reviews: 270
Photo of Zaktcc
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ajdemma
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dar482
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HellsRanger
3.31/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A lil' paler than some Belgians, nice fruity aroma, slightly weak at 10 abv,but still very tasty, it drinks like a middle of a road Belgian.

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Photo of Icemann383
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whey2Hoppy
4.52/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very murky shade of orange-brown, with only a slight half-inch of head that dissipates to a very thin layer after a while. Aroma is a huge explosion of candied sugar, dark fruits, banana, clove, cinnamon, and everything you could want in a dessert type beer. Taste follows suit, with the sweetness and spices taking up the majority of the flavor, but there's a nice kick of belgian yeasty flavor that combines on the finish with just a slight hit of alcohol to create what, in my opinion, is one of the best examples of an American take on the Tripel style.

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Photo of Timtac
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trocketsauced
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frykid
3.53/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass....

L: cloudy golden / orange color, a small head formed,,,,a lot of carbonation observed right after the pour
S : nice aromas of hops and malt
T: taste of spices, but I could not distinguish exactly, it was a little bitter...though it was a flavored nicely....the alcohol was noticeable in the drink...finished dry..
F: smooth with a bit of an aftertaste

Overall : a good drink, enjoyable...

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Photo of mcsst44us
5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpaethJam
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 0_0
2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L - Light gold with a 1.2 inch head
S - Wheat, Barely, Malt
T - alchol, wheat, yeast
F - Light carbonation
O - Ewing, New Jersey is a smalls college to in the shadow of the ever pleasant Trenton. Though Trenton may be rough and tumble, (and the first place, as a child i saw a real live pimp, but thats an entirely different story) this beer is more like Ewing, is just an average joe.

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Photo of Walleybeer
3.19/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wpreynolds
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h0wdy
5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Look- From a quick glance it appears to have a cloudy hint to a solid beer.
Smell- A nice smelling beverage with a kick of some hops and by some I mean a lot!
Taste - Imagine 3 horses kicking your taste buds with excellent flavor. When I say that the taste will knock you over. Please be careful!
Feeling - Drink a bit of this 10% ABV drink and you'll be feeling happy with your beverage choice.

Overall - A very enjoyable drink that I encourage everyone to try!

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Photo of Ozzylizard
2.91/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

$ 2.38 (Including tax & deposit) ($ 0.199/oz) at Max Wine & Spirits, Danbury, CT
Bottle marked 06071534B21038 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – moderately strong, fruity, cloyingly sweet
Head – Average (Maximum three cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy with rocks, diminishing to a three mm ring and layer
Lacing – excellent – wide rings of mostly tiny bubbles, good retention
Body medium yellow, hazy, many tiny floaters
Flavor – begins with unspecified spices, not much of yeast flavor or phenolics, ends with a little unpleasant sourness; no malt, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate – medium, creamy, soft carbonation

A really unimpressive take on a Belgian brew. Appearance is good, but that’s about it. If it wasn’t for the unpleasant sourness, this would be acceptable for the price point, assuming the establishment was out of BMC and malt liquor offerings. As is, one and done.

Appearance 4, Aroma 3, Flavor 2.75, Palate 3, Overall 2.75.

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Photo of terrysjag
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ten percent alcohol so it's cost justifiable compared to mass produced crisp which it tastes much better than.

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No date on the bottle, purchased from the brewery.

12 oz bottle poured into a goblet. Deep gold with a small white head. Fruity and spicy aroma, mostly lemon, banana, and pepper. Light grainy malt flavor with moderate fruit and spice from the yeast. Low level of alcohol is noticeable but it's mild. Medium-light bodied and drinkable.

Lacking the complexity and intensity of its more established Belgian brethren, but all of the right notes are there for a Tripel.

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Photo of cplaya280
5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is probably the best Belgian tripel I ever had it's really comparable to weyerbacher merry monks but I think this beer beats it by a hair.

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Photo of ehrlacher
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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