Special Ale (An American Amber) | River Horse Brewing Co.

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Special Ale (An American Amber)Special Ale (An American Amber)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A variety of specialty malts are the backbone of this American Amber Ale; a perfect session beer.

Added by rfgetz on 09-22-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
216
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
49
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with a malty mild hop taste. Not too bitter not too malty sweet. A very easy drinking beer that goes well with most food or just hanging out and having a few.

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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.98/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

**
06/02/2015
Bottle to glass.

Dark copper pour. Above average white head.
Aroma is faint. Bread, brown sugar.
Taste is sweet and malty. Touch of cinnamon.
Palate is a tad flat.

Pretty smooth easy drinking beer.
**

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.36/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.34/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4, 4.25, 4.5, 4.25, 4.25

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Photo of Oakley
3.82/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of horshamguy
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vmig
3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jacobob10
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No date on the bottle, purchased from the brewery.

Dark amber color and hazy. Average white head on top that sticks around for a while. Caramel and toasted malts, a bit of toffee. Mild herbal hops. Sweet malt flavor without being too rich. Medium bodied. Good flavor but nothing overly exciting.

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Photo of AD17
2.74/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ehrlacher
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Urk1127
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep dark red. Floaties everywhere but its unfiltered. Good lacing
Toast, chocolate, toffee, bit of funk
Little bit of pine, rye bread, toasty malts, maybe some coffee grinds
Smooth, lower carbonation but it fits well, drys your mouth, a tad of bitterness

Enjoyable. I find myself taking fast sips and i finished half of it in the minute it took for this review. Very flavorful. I've put off this beer and brewery for too long. i was missing out.

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Photo of Walleybeer
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ctylinebeer
4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

L - medium-dark amber color. Hazy/cloudy hue with light coming through nicely. Big and durable head with tight lacing around the glass. Nice layer of foam on top as well, even after a few sips.

S - Caramel, chocolate, coffee, malty aroma. Little bit of hop presence at the end but for the most part medium dark malts, consistent with the style.

T - Caramel from the start, toffee/chocolate midtone, fruity apple finish.

F - Crisp and clean like a pilsner. Light in body. Not syrupy but definitely like a lager and not much of an ale.

O - I got this from a sales rep for River Horse when he was at my store. Very good amber ale. There is not much body to it like Fat Tire which I feel like could make it better to give it that syrupy caramel feel, but very drinkable and tasty. I am not sure if they are making this anymore, but this would be an awesome Christmas beer with some spice. River Horse did not disappoint once again! Cheers!

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Photo of threedaggers
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wanderluster11
2.89/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SJMarkon
4.28/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jj7921
2.15/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Krod03
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmhannon
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Special Ale (An American Amber) from River Horse Brewing Co.
3.58 out of 5 based on 216 ratings.
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