River Horse Summer Blonde | River Horse Brewing Co.

River Horse Summer BlondeRiver Horse Summer Blonde
BA SCORE
20.1%
Liked This Beer
3.3 w/ 249 ratings
River Horse Summer BlondeRiver Horse Summer Blonde
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:
#42,226
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
249
Liked:
50
Avg:
3.3/5
pDev:
15.15%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
49
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 249 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of tjd112
4.58/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation - Poured into same brewery's pint glass

Appearance - Very golden colour with white head, good retention, some lacing

Smell - Faint apricots, some malts and hops

Taste - Apricots, cherries, maybe a little bit of citrus, a somewhat sweet, but not too cloying beer

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied

Drinkability - Smooth

Overall - A great summmertime brew

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Photo of wattoclone
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of TheDudeAbides
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of Jackie_Graham
4.36/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lighter beer, lives up to the "Summer" name

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Photo of Antc2382
4.29/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This really is a go-to beer of the summer. Cape May, Congress Hall. Such a nice, flavorful blonde ale. Reviews are not as enthusiastic of mine, but I care not...It hits home for me.

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Photo of braedon_peluso
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of BlackDog
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Summer Blonde pours a slightly cloudy gold with a shade of orange. A large off-white head holds with good retention and good lacing.

The nose is a grainy malt up front, followed by a sweet, inviting touch of fruit, and maybe just a hint of yeast.

The taste follows the aroma in the best way possible. Again, there's a decent taste of sweet malts, and this is complimented with some lemon and orange notes. The taste is crisp and clean, with a slightly sweet finish. Medium carbonation and the light body combine to make that crispness, which is perfect for these hot summer days.

If you're looking for a light, summer beer to enjoy this weekend, River Horse Summer Blonde is it. At 4.5% ABV, it's light and quenching but doesn't sacrifice any taste, making it a must-have this summer.

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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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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of cwxc818
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of dansushi
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of EFR94
4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.98/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A light summer ale.
Easy drinking and refreshing makes up for the lack of flavor.

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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 jlux21
3.97/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very good summer Beer, lite and refreshing. Will not fill you up or weigh you down. My first choice in the summer months. If you see it grab a six and enjoy.

will not go over the flavors as it seems to have been done by other already. Good luck finding it at least in hunterdon county are in NJ seems to be on and off with availability in the summer months, sells out quick.

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Photo of Lookingloo2
3.96/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Nick_Lucas
3.91/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice smooth with a good flavor. A bit lighter feel but not watered down. Would certainly try again.

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Photo of BeerLover48Fan
3.89/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a 1/2" white head that fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry, yet fruity malt scent that boasts of pale and wheat malts as well as a nice lemony zest. It has a slight bisquity aroma. The taste is pretty good. It has a light, pale and wheat malt flavor that goes down smooth and finishes earthy and dry with a slight lemon zest. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is an easy drinking summer ale, but not a beer you will go to lengths to obtain It's perfect for those hot afternoons.

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River Horse Summer Blonde from River Horse Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 20.1% out of 100 with 249 ratings
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