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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Great summer memories are born out of uncomplicated times. We've made that the basis for our Summer blonde recipe and kept this ale pure and simple. Relax and enjoy this all natural, light, golden beauty. A seasonal offering from the River Horse Brewing Company.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Tastes ok and itís less filling too. River Horse makes a point that Summer Blond has lower carbs. Typical ABA -- pours hazy straw-amber with floaters. Solid white head, lasts pretty well, leaves a bit of lace. Nose is tart fruit: apple, quince, lemon, with straw and slight malt caramel notes. Taste is lightly malt, tangy fruit, and an odd phenolic, metallic taste. A tad of noble hop in a barely bitter finish. Mouthfeel is good for a summer refresher. Refreshing balanced brew, although Iím not too impressed with River Horse after sampling several of their offerings. Theyíve all been low on flavor, almost overwhelmingly sweet and fruity, like craft versions of macrobrews. Theyíre all rather light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2005
12 oz bottle, no glass. Poured a hazy, light gold. Surprisingly malty aroma and taste for a blonde summer ale. Was expecting a Corona, but was pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2005
Citrus flavor, but otherwise pretty bland. I must say, it was very good on the patio in 100f weather last week! Not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2005
Poured clear yellow with a small fizzy white head. Skunky cream aroma. Taste is some corn, stale hops and skunk. Neither pleasurable nor refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2005
not a great summer beer. bought this in a sampler pack and it was a little skunky. on not ready to write river horse off yet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Decent stuff. Bright and sunny yellow, crisp lemony nose. Nice fruitiness, bit bready, decently hoppy. Not incredibly complex stuff, but itís not trying to be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haddon90 (1476) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Bought this 12oz bottle at Normís in Vienna, VA. Poured a pale yellow with not much of a head. Lemony aroma. Hops and light malt as well. Dry, wheaty taste. Citrusy, and a little, and i mean a little bit of spice. Kind of watered down, and dry as well. Not bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Pours gold with the smallest trace of a white head. Smells of hay, straw, and cinnamon. Tastes of flowers but again roasted malts with a nutty finish shine through.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2005
A light golden yellow with not much aroma, immediately it was obvious this would be a light tasting beer.This is a clean crisp refreshing beer. I expected a more watery taste but this was actually a fine tasting brew. Definitely a summer brew, very refreshing and thirst quenching. A hint of lemon, mild hoppiness and slightly dry finish. I favor a stronger darker beer personally, but this is one of the best light tasting beers I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2005
Itís nice to see some River Horse brew showing up in Ohio, I enjoyed some brews from them last fall while visiting relatives in NJ. This is basically just a nice mellow summer ale. Golden and clear, sweet fruity aroma. Taste is lighltly bready with fruity citrus. Mostly dry finish with lingering lemon zest.

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