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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rballs01 (278) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Pours a light-gold. Smells fruity on a way. unexplainable scent. Tastes of berries slightly then finishes clean. Not much after taste and very light. Theres a lack of that crisp clean feel that a summer beer should have. Maybe it wasnt cold enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2005
I love going to The River Horse Brewery for a sampling when Im in Lambertville and enjoy their events too. That said sometimes I find the offerings a bit thin. Enjoyed the Summer Blonde more than I expected. A satisfying taste, straw golden color, fair+ mouthfeel on a hot day, good with eats and quite drinkable with the relatively low alcohol content.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 10, 2005
Bottle: pours yellow with a thin white head. Streaming carbonation. Light hairspray hop aroma. Decent flavor, easy drinking, smooth. Moderately hopped with a mildly bitter finish. Uncomplicated and simple like they said. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Bottle. Pours out a slightly hazy golden color. No head, just some lacing. Smells alright...is that corn? I hope not...lets drink it and find out Not so bad. I can see where the blonde/golden comes from. Pretty refreshing. Id have to disagree with my good friend tsarman (the previous rater) on this beer. Ill grab sixpacks of this over many other things for some summer grillin/yard work brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2005
On tap at River Horse. Did not taste like that much of a golden ale. Easy to drink, but lacks a strong sense of flavor. Close to a regular lager in many ways.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2005
Partially cloudy pale golden yellow with a quickly fading head. Aroma is lightly grainy with a whiff of creamed corn. Flavor is very grainy with notes of lemon/citrus and a hint of caramel. Moderately sweet, no bitterness. Body is surprisingly full, round and creamy with lively carbonation. No lacing or head retention. Not bad but it lacks flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2005
A nice pale golden color with very little head. Sweet aroma of honeysuckle and camomile. The taste is very clean and crisp. Some more of the honey comes through in the taste and has a great hops balance. There seems to be a slight spiciness in the aftertaste. Overall this is a very acceptable summer beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (8769) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2004
On tap at the Porterhouse Brew Pub. Poured a light yellow with a small white head. Light fruity aroma and tastes. Nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Draft at the Grey Lodge in Philly. Boring beer. Tastes and looked like a blonde. Nothing special

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
biznizness (1070) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2004
Very light color... looks like Bug Light or something. Very smooth but not flavorful. A little bit sweet. My girlfriend thought it tasted like iced tea. It is a very drinkable beer though, goes down easy and quite refreshing.

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