River Horse Summer Blonde | River Horse Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A light, refreshing Ale that is easy to drink yet complex. Perfect for the warmer months.

Added by NeroFiddled on 06-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,993
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
253
pDev:
15.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
52
Trade:
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Photo of spartacat300
4.4/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of drtth
3.49/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The lightly hazed yellow colored beer pours out into a shaker pint with a 1 1/2” white head the visibly recedes to a thin layer on the surface and some lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates scattered small patches of lacing.

The aromas include some grainy malts, a bit of lemon, a hint of fruitiness and some grassy hops.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the grainy malts, some sweetness, some fruitiness backed up by a very light grassy bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with some very fine moderate carbonation. The medium length finish begins as the grainy sweetness recedes into the background to be followed by the lemon tinged fruitiness with both leaving the ending to a very light grassy bitterness.

While not particularly outstanding or really memorable in any way this is a reasonably enjoyable and drinkable beer that would work well as a summer beer to have on hand in the ice chest when entertaining. The relatively low ABV would allow folks to have a few without fear of losing control.

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Photo of FrancisM12
3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aprabhu
3.32/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of bankboy66
3.16/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy amber with a huge head. Not much smell. Taste is a watery biscuit with only a little fizz. Very smooth and easy. Give it a try

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.02/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a small plastic wine glass (traveling): color is hazy straw, head is off white with fine bubbles, some head laces the glass sides.

Smell is malt, biscuit, pleasant, enticing, and probably the best quality of the ale.

Taste is also biscuit malt, toast, a bit of sharper bitterness, feint earthy hops.

Mouthfeel is a bit bitter, moderate carbonation.

Overall a good beer, great enticing aroma with good biscuit flavor.

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Photo of KLHBB
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a six-pack. Appearance is cloudy gold, not a lot of smell, but a bit of citrus. Taste is flowery and grassy. Feel is light, refreshing, thirst quenching, an excellent session beer. I bought this beer to keep in the hotel room after running a half-marathon. Excellent choice.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at brewery,a nice brew that is a light easy beer to have in warm weather. I found it a bit bitter and too dry on the finish but might try it again. Everyone's described the taste accurately, it's just whether this does it for you or not

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Photo of Timtac
2.54/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of wac9
3.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

very good beer nice straw color taste like summer very enjoyable

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Photo of CTHomer
3.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a wispy cap; no lacing;

S: grass with grain behind it; a hint of sourness;

T: evenly balanced between grass and grain; grain is a little corn-like; very mild bitterness on the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: very easy drinking;

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Photo of cts309
3.98/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Icemann383
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jacobier10
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No date on the bottle, purchased from the brewery.

Hazy, pale gold in color, with a small white head. Light bready malts with citrus hops. Wheat malt and lemon flavor. Soft finish with a hint of spice. Medium-light bodied, good carbonation, and unoffensive. An easy drinking American Blonde Ale, nothing more, nothing less. A nice option for a hot day in the sun.

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Photo of beerman999999
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of antman27
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Psg5062
3.38/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
2.27/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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River Horse Summer Blonde from River Horse Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 253 ratings