BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Citrus flavor, but otherwise pretty bland. I must say, it was very good on the patio in 100f weather last week! Not bad.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2005
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Poured clear yellow with a small fizzy white head. Skunky cream aroma. Taste is some corn, stale hops and skunk. Neither pleasurable nor refreshing.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent stuff. Bright and sunny yellow, crisp lemony nose. Nice fruitiness, bit bready, decently hoppy. Not incredibly complex stuff, but it’s not trying to be.
haddon90 (1565) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought this 12oz bottle at Norm’s 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.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s 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.
morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this on tap and was disappointed. Very simple. Had a hard time finding hops. Color was light (that may have set the tone for me). I wouldn’t call it a swill, but it sure fits into my "lawnmower" catagory