River Horse Lager | River Horse Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A crisp, refreshing Lager. Bready notes and a subtle maltiness are balanced with just enough hops.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-20-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
108
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
17.27%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.1/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(12 oz bottle, no freshness date... poured into an Innis & Gunn fluted goblet)

L: pretty darn clear first half of bottle, toward bottom being poured in, liquid takes on a relatively mild haze... pearly white, fluffy-frothy pad of foam... liquid color a light, but not pale, sunny gold with yellow highlight... some wide bands of lace

S: surprisingly fruity aromas, almost like red grapes, maybe a little bubblegum mixed in... mild-moderate musty phenol and dry spicy grass... floral petal and green-stemmy highlights... grist powder... overall intensity excellent, but definition and dimension a bit muddy

T: rich, almost doughy malt flavor hits up front right away, with some lightly bitter, mildly spicy grassy hop fluttering out on the perimeters... back end has some toasty, semi-sweet, somewhat nutty grainy flavors... the malt flavors are excellent, but this is missing some of the almost citrus-zest fruitiness of some of Germany's best examples

F: light-bodied, buoyant, pliable, softly-smooth, with a little fine-grainy gummy viscosity... doesn't leave much of a trail on the back of the palate, but it's not quite crisp... the flow is fleecy

O: well, this was a pleasant surprise - essentially a kellerbier... I do love unfiltered pale lagers and they did a find job putting this one together... might not have guessed immediately it wasn't a German import... the taste is dimensional, rich, and layered... balanced nicely...

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Photo of ehrlacher
3.15/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.13/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Walleybeer
3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bronxite
3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of I3eer
3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wanderluster11
3.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Krod03
3.86/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a: super clear amber color with a 1.5 finger solid white head. a few bubbles streaming up from the bottom

s: it has a super clean lager smell. dough, slight sweet malt, and a grassy/earthy note

t: taste follows the line of what i was expecting. big dough notes upfront. i'm definitely tasting some grassy grainy notes as well

m: mouthfeel is a bit bigger than i expected actually. i thought it would be pretty light, but is a solid medium. not much carbonation

o: it is what it is. it tastes of a light lager, and doesn't branch out much from there. easy to drink, super smooth, but its average at best

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Photo of TopherBreski
2.58/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Urk1127
2.72/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

-very hazy copper, almost no head
-Bread crusts, little citrus, maybe some corn smell
-White bread, all crusts, toasted, tiny bit of alcohol
-Semi dry, medium feel, medium carbonation

-on par with Yuengling, but less carbonation. Thats about it.

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Photo of Kmhall
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dstrenfel
4.04/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.35/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Latarnik
3.21/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FrancisM12
3.52/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antg8989
3.82/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ARoman
2.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle, poured into a shaker. The aroma is a sweet honey and caramel combination with a very light nutty touch. Later in the drink, peaches and bread start to come through along with a light spice. The beer is an orange-gold color with some haze, and is topped by a white head that retains well and leaves a good amount of messy lace. The taste is a medium sweet and light bitter. It's a thin oily texture with a light buzziness and a medium light body with fruity notes of orange and peach as well as supporting notes of bread. It finishes spice with a honey sweetnes and a grassy quality. The aftertaste is fairly strong, but short, with bread crust and a light metallic hint as well as a waxy, bitter citrus and grass texture.

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Photo of njbusa
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of salthemonster
3.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmashAdams
2/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another disappointing River Horse beer. Bland and boring and a bit funky. The cloudiness doesn't help the experience either. nb

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Photo of skriv
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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River Horse Lager from River Horse Brewing Co.
3.3 out of 5 based on 226 ratings.
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