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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   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.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a massive frothy white head that takes forever to subside. Way too much carbonation. It took several minutes to pour twelve oz into a pint glass. Slightly earthy aroma with lots of bready yeast along with subtle spice and light fruit. Faint peppery presence with hints of grass, straw, apple, lemon peel and banana. Medium bodied but on the lighter end with some tight carbonation and zesty spice. Dry and earthy with hints of grass, straw and pepper. Bready yeast is the most prominent flavor but it doesn’t add much to the palate. Sweetness toward the finish with hints of apple and lemon peel. Kind of bland but somewhat easy to drink.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leafs93 (1833) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2011
Pours hazy gold with thin film of a head. Aroma was grass and some wheat. Taste was sweet with minimal bitters on the finish. Very watery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bricks (697) - Delaware, USA - MAY 27, 2011
A good summer bear. Appearance reminiscent of pee, but it goes down so smooth.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tonkun (1018) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle. Yellow orange and cloudy pour with white head. A bit of citrus and some hop at the end but not much more. Easy to drink and not offensive but not much character. Nice summer ale but there are better and cheaper options.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Sunshine yellow gleaming in the glass, a Summer beauty. Tons of active bubbles race around. Not much offered in the smell, pale malts, soft graininess and a dash of sweetness. Very straightforward and approachable flavor, with simplicity in mind. Lacking any fruitiness, or hops, just straightforward crisp dry palate with light malt sweetness. I could drink a case of this like it was Miller Lite, however, I am looking for a little more flavor and character in my beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2568) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
On tap at brewery. Yellow / Golden/ hazy pour with a citrus / lemon aroma. Taste was lemon, spice and bread. The after taste left a mild grainy feeling in my mouth. Enjoyable. It reminded me a lot of Sam Adams Summer Ale.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5311) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a pale yellow color with a large soapy white head that lingered and produced some lacing. The aroma was tangy citrus and sugar. The flavor was tangy and yeasty with some citrus and must. Drier than I expected. Long tart and tangy finish. Medium body. Eh.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
strongpieman (1580) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Thin, white bubbly head. Gold, cloudy beer, above avg carbonation. Meets the type of blonde with mild taste, some sweetness. Okay beer... nothing offensive, but nothing that stands out either

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, grain, and grass. Poured yellow gold in color with a small, creamy, white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny, and a few large, particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, grains, light corn, and some pollen. Light to medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hops, grain, and corn finish is lightly sweet and lightly bitter.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
edwardian (1) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2010 does not count
I was surprised this beer has an aggregate score of 20. Lower than a Yuengling lager?!! And that’s nothing against a Lager. I had this beer at the canal bar at Lambertville Station, 1 mile from the brewery. I thought this was a nice summer beer. It seemed to me to be a cross between a wheat beer, saison and summer ale. The citrus was present but understand. The cloudiness added to the texture and added a dimension to the simple palate. Nice, refreshing beer from a good regional brewery that should be scored in the 50s in my opinion.


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