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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:
#42,721
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
249
pDev:
15.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
Gots:
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Ratings: 249 |  Reviews: 75
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4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of claspada
2.95/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden, sun-colored beer with minimal head and hardly any lacing.

Aromas are quite faint and mild; lightly bready sweet malts with hints of biscuit and graininess. Light herbal/earthy hops.

The tastes begin very crisp, clean, and refreshing, but not overly flavorful. Hints of pale malt sweetness, light herbal earthy European hops. Mild doughy yeast flavors emerge as it warms.

The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium to light carbonation. Could definitely use more for the style. Finish is crisp, clean yet watered-down.

Overall this is a subpar attempt at a Blonde ale. Flavor profile is muted and seems dialed back. Not horrible but there were much better options that I passed up on draft; won't make that mistake again.

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mikeg67
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy-golden with a long lasting, small white head. Aroma is of citrus fruit, some apples and cookies. Body is medium and crisp. Flavors are of biscuit malt, citrus fruit and hints of musty yeast. Finish is very short. On the whole it is tasty, refreshing lawn mower brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of jtierney89
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright bright yellow. Not straw or gold, this can only be described as yellow. Fluffy white head. Some haziness in classic riverhorse style. Slightly sweet biscuit and straw malts on the nose. Mild hop character.

Decently sized creamy mouthfeel up front. Bread crusts with a touch of butter, slightly toasty. Carbonation rolls in around mid pallete. Slightly earthy hops present on the end just to round everything out making for a clean sip. Not as crisp as id like this beer to be but it does add a unique twist to things. Nothing crazy but decent for a standard american blonde ale. Flavors are good. Could very well go great with summer evenings by the case.

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

nice looking medium golden amber with a touch of light haze that settles out quickly. large head of white leaves a little side lacing but not much as it settles itself out. aroma is light grains and grasses, a touch of bready malts and a bit of a lingering hop note that is soo faint i dont know how i picked it up. clean, crisp, and light feel and flavor, there is really not much to it, a touch of peach perhaps on the tongue but that was all, nothing to write home about

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2.54/5  rDev -23%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a massive frothy white head that takes forever to subside. Way too much carbonation. It took several minutes to pour twelve oz into a pint glass.

Slightly earthy aroma with lots of bready yeast along with subtle spice and light fruit. Faint peppery presence with hints of grass, straw, apple, lemon peel and banana.

Medium bodied but on the lighter end with some tight carbonation and zesty spice. Dry and earthy with hints of grass, straw and pepper. Bready yeast is the most prominent flavor but it doesn't add much to the palate. Sweetness toward the finish with hints of apple and lemon peel. Kind of bland but somewhat easy to drink.

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River Horse Summer Blonde from River Horse Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 249 ratings
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