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
Ratings:
243
Reviews:
74
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
15.95%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 243 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of 57md
3.42/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dark straw color with little head. The nose is typically funky. The body is light and the central component of the flavor profile is wheat.

Average and not very interesting.

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Photo of Nishriver
3.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kwlightner
3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lambdon
3.18/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OB1
3.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MacMalt
3.09/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had this on draft at a restaurant not far from the brewery. There was very little smell or taste. Maybe they accidentally served me a Coors Light.

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Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tirpak
3.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Very nice yeast flavor in the taste. Relatively low abv for the outdoor summer months. The flavor i can't exactly put my finger on. Can only describe it as a sweet pretzel or polish/slavic pastry. Either way it's enjoyable and makes you think more than other lower abv summer beers.

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Photo of TopherBreski
3.77/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy blonde with a ton of carbonation. And a big thick head that doesn't dissipate. Beautiful lemon smell, a little bit of wheat, but some thing a bit off. Some weird funk I keep getting. Nice lemon taste but very, very light without being watered down but good taste.

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Photo of rolltide8425
3.53/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wander4
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rutkiller
2.48/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Nothing special here. Very bland. Drinkable, but weak and lacking in all aspects.

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Photo of bmeehan
3.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer doesn't do anything in spectacular fashion, but it's light, it's easy on the eyes, and it sits well on the tongue. You can do a lot worse than this beer as summer ales go.

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Photo of jmg480
3.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.98/5  rDev +22.1%
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 Abeevee
3.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leroybrown10
3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.49/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.12/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Antc2382
4.29/5  rDev +31.6%
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 50marathons
3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice blonde. Good summer beer.

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Photo of JMS1512
3.88/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaemeno3
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jackie_Graham
4.36/5  rDev +33.7%
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 jgido759
3.42/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

River Horse Summer Blonde from River Horse Brewing Co.
3.26 out of 5 based on 243 ratings.
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