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RATINGS: 137   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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
msiano (35) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2008
I will make this rating short and sweet. This beer taste like Coors with a yellow Label on the bottle. I was not Impressed at all.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3990) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2008
12 oz bottle from msiano. Pours a clear golden orange with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of grain, lemon grass, and a slight touch of soap. Crisp palate with a light to medium body and very noticable carbonation. Flavor of grain, and only a slight hint of fruit. If you need to bring something to a BBQ to drink out of the bottle this isn’t bad. If you ant something complex with lots of aromas and flavors to really sip then move along.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4360) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Appearance: Pours a hazy, golden body with an explosive, huge head. River Horse certainly doesn’t cheat in the carbonation department. Smell: Sugary-smelling aroma of crackers, a hint of pepper, and a slight pear-like fruitiness. Taste: Wheaty, crackery flavor with a medium level of sweetness. Citrusy. Light pear esters. Pinch of spice. Not much in the way of bitterness. Dry, zesty finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well carbonated. Drinkability: Y’know, it’s not so terrible once all of that damnable carbonation settles down.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Date: 12/22/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

hazy yellow, huge foamy head, light sweet malt aroma with light spicy hops, sweet malt flavor, touch of malt candy character, light bitterness, hint of astrengency,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *+/4

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4158) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2007
12oz bottle from a River Horse Variety 12pk. Slightly hazy, pale, golden yellow. Big, white creamy foam. Aroma of vanilla creme, flax seed, and cedar. Interesting flavors are a bit nutty, clove, and woody (like oak). Slight fruity detection of a weizen yeast? Very dry. Light medium bodied. I think this beer would best be enjoyed poured in a Duval glass. Notes: Flax seed w/ hefe yeast

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dorwart (2370) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Thin white head of fine bubbles. Light carbonation. Some chunky floaters in there. Ooohhh, not a good aroma. Sour milk, creamed corn and some grassy aromas in there. Pale gold in color. Light malt flavor with some biscuity malts. more corn and some light spices. Finishes kind of sickly sweet and cardboardy. I did not have very high hopes for this brew and I was correct.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2007
Poured yellow with white head. Light aroma of hops. Taste was much of the same. Very watery but refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a thin white head and yellow color. Aroma is musty grain, secondary light/fruity (saaz?) hops. Taste is musty yeasty/grain, secondary light/grassy hops, fruity-raspberry. OK but not memorable. Good effervescence.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
mrant (330) - New York, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Smells of spicy wheat. pours a bright yellow/golden color. Giant pillowy head that disappears quickly. Taste is slightly citrus wheat. Very watery and uninteresting.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
HoppityHop (171) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 This is a re-rate since the ownership change at River Horse. Unfortunately, it’s still a rather "plain jane" golden ale. Not much in the way of flavor or anything else. No hop presence whatsoever. Rather pale shade of yellow with minimal head and carbonation. It seems that almost all River Horse brews have a similar flavor..........either from the base malts used, or some sort of infection? I’m optimistic and guessing the former. The only real compliment I can give this, is that it goes down better than most macros.


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