Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Charles Reibenbach Ice Ale | Cold Spring Brewing Co.

no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples
Charles Reibenbach Ice AleCharles Reibenbach Ice Ale

Brewed by:
Cold Spring Brewing Co.
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by shirfan on 07-26-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by Schmaltzy:
Photo of Schmaltzy
1.77/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Wow again I remember buying this beer at Albertsons almost 5 years ago for $2.99 a 12 pack, this being the better of the Reibenbach beers. This one had more of a malty taste than the lager and actually quenched my thirst out at the river. Do yourself a favor, splurge and buy the PBR instead your hangover will thank me later.

 326 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of braugon
1.22/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Other reviewer's mentioned it, but yeah in college, at IU, in Bloomington, Indiana--circa 2003/4, this stuff was 2.99 a 12pk, meaning, about 6.50 for 24 beers. The stuff was pale, fizzy, and smelled like sugar, and grain alcohol. It tasted like sour milk, and gave a headache after about 11 fluid ounces were consumed. I must've drank 100's, and somewhere there exists a picture of my Vietnamese housemate, balancing one on his head, posed in front of a refrigerator stocked--Dr. Dre. style--with about 60 cans of Reibenbach Ice.

 529 characters

Photo of IntriqKen
2.13/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a golden yellow with a weak white head that melts immediately to a small ring.
Aroma is almost non-descript. Pretty mild on the ager yeast and any adjuncts they may use.
Flavor is sweet malt balanced (yes, I said balanced) with bitter hops.
Mouthfeel is typical BMC.
Good brew to just power down and get drunk with.

 325 characters

Photo of shirfan
2.55/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A link on Gluek's website claims this is contract-brewed for Albertson's Grocery...where I obtained a 12-pack for $5.

Nothing outstanding about the appearance -- medium gold with a bit of fizz.

Aroma is grainy, a bit of malt and cereal, yet something slightly heavier.

Dextrin and grains mix with a watery mouthfeel, yet this isn't a total write-off. There's a light malty taste to this, very mild floral hops, raisin?! and a bit of a coppery finish. Almost like a very watery bock.

Odd "style", odd beer, yet not entirely gross... I just won't be buying it again.

 576 characters

Photo of M1k3y
1/5  rDev -42.2%

Charles Reibenbach Ice Ale from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.