River Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter Ale | River Horse Brewing Co.

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River Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter AleRiver Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our warming winter Ale is amber in color, malty and full bodied. Belgian yeast provides a variety of delicate characteristics in the nose and on the palate.

Added by dsa7783 on 03-22-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
377
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
14.37%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 377 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orange, amber,strong smell of yeast,dried fruit,sweet malt. Had a leftover bottle from a while ago and opened on a cool evening. Slightly warming and mildly sweet but not an overpowering taste of alcohol. Enjoyable and was a decent interesting take on the style

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Photo of tzinto
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JG_NYC
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Urk1127
4.01/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tpeters
4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.98/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
2.11/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

**
12/31/2014
Aroma: caramel, brown sugar, yeasty. Look: cloudy light brown. No head. Taste: wang. Ash. Orange rind. Phosphates. Feel. Mostly flat. Some small bubbles. Not great."
**

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Photo of ctylinebeer
4.17/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of horshamguy
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
L--Opaque amber/orange color. Starts with a great tan head that quickly fizzes away and leaves no lacing. Beer looks like a proper Belgian, head, not so much.
S--Yeasty & malt dominant. Some fruit and other sweet smells.
T--Pretty darn good. Yeast is obvious. Sweet & fruity with no real hint of the alcohol it's packing.
F--A little sticky, with not too much carbonation. Easy drinking, could get in trouble with this one.
O--Very good offering from a quality producer. I'd definitely seek this one out.

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peyton5410
4.29/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cwalter
2.81/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A: Amber/ruby in color. Does not support much of a head.

S: Getting a lot of belgian yeast, candied sugar and dark fruits.

T: In the taste the belgian yeast funkiness is really prominent. Some hints of figs and candied plums, but they are extremely overshadowed by the yeast and alcohol warmth.

O: Not really hitting the mark for me.

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Photo of wpreynolds
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grawp57
4.75/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite beers. A nice clear amber color. Slightly fruity smell. Sweet and smoky on the front end with a slightly bitter finish. Drinks well from fist to last. An excellent, strong winter brew.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mike76NY
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingPurple
4.27/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Drunkie
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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River Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter Ale from River Horse Brewing Co.
3.55 out of 5 based on 377 ratings.
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