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

Special Ale (An American Amber)Special Ale (An American Amber)
BA SCORE
36.9%
Liked This Beer
3.57 w/ 217 ratings
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
Ranking:
#37,379
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
217
Liked:
80
Avg:
3.57/5
pDev:
12.89%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
49
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of mmhannon
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wizzle32
3.63/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbender92
4.26/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tastes better than any macro-brew or micro-brew that I've had so far in my opinion. It's a delicious beer, especially considering the fact that it's brewed in New Jersey. It comes in a glass bottle with a pretty typical micro-brew label stating that it's an american amber. At 5.5% abv (incorrectly stated in the beeradvocate description) this beer could pass as tasting like a 4.2 - yet still comes with the kick of a 5.5% beverage.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours deep cloudy amber, medium foamy head with good retention, lace. Sweet malty aroma with a tad of cinnamon spice. Tastes of sweet caramel malt with mild bitterness and spice on the end. Medium soft mouthfeel. Overall tasty amber ale, mostly on the sweet side.

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Photo of devilfluff
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yanks9669
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KingPurple
4.37/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FrancisM12
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ARoman
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is distinctly raisin cinnamon bread with a toffee undertone and peanut butter coming in late. It's a murky, unfiltered raisin brown color with a khaki head that has okay retain and only a light lace. It's a medium high sweet and light bitter blend. The texture is a a light syrup with a fuzzy carbonation and medium full body. Roasted flavors are picked up with tones of toffee, toasted bread, grains, and nuts. The finish is roasty and grainy with a driness and a light astringent quality. The aftertaste is grains, and lightly toffee.

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Photo of salthemonster
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaemeno3
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of skriv
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PVMT
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.09/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MKrauss
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phigg1102
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kb2250
4.42/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

very good by from river horse

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Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjbrandt18
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of twenteone
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BillCheck
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Special Ale (An American Amber) from River Horse Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 36.9% out of 100 with 217 ratings
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