altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle in Bucks County, PA. Murky orange body with medium head. Nose is fruits, bananas and wheat. Taste is also fruits, sweet, malts and citrus. Okay. Not the most forceful beer but good on a hot summer night. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Thanks to Dmac for the bottle. Pours a hazy light orange with a fizzy head- fades. Aroma is earthy, spicy bubblegum phenols, clove, and pepper-cardamon hints- yeasty doughy and light wheat and earthy spiced sharp rye malts. Flavor is more bubblegum getting a bit slick, yeasty, dough, earthy spice rye, phenols and toast and a bit sharp overall- not too smooth in the finish. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Hazy orange in color with a medium, dissipating head that eventually turned into a ring around my delerium tremens glass. Aroma of banana, some citrus, bubblegum. Taste of light citrus, some spice, some rye, bubblegum. Body is light to medium, not much hop character or bitterness. Some light acidity. A pretty good beer from River Horse. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of cloves, rye, wheat, citrus, and banana chips. Tastes of the same but a little bit watered down. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 21, 2009
THOUGHTS: This would have been nice if it were a little more full. It also would have made more sense to put this out at the beginning of the summer. The aroma promised much more than the flavor delivered. Rye usually smooths things out, but hefeweizens don’t need any smoothing. It was almost like a watered down Wyerbacher Slam Dunkel. It was as if it should have been a dunkelweizen, but isn’t. I guess that’s why it is listed as a wheat ale.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a muddy, light, orangey brown with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma was rye, light yeast, banana, orange, lemon and candied fruit. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, slightly sour and lightly acidic; while the finish was acidic, lightly bitter and a bit tart with an average duration. There was citrus, lemon, a little orange, banana, drying rye, and yeast and then everything dropped off. The light to medium body was a little watery and then rather dry with rather fizzy carbonation and chalky and lightly astringent finish.
dmac (6459) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2009
12 oz bottle from EZ. Poured a murky orange body with a smaller foamy white head. Aroma had lots of wet wheat, fermenting fruits, rotting banana peels, and strong bubble gum notes. Fuller bodied with soft carbonatoin and a quick fading aftertaste. Flavors of wheat, uncooked dough, bubble gum, banana some old rotting juicy citrus fruit. Once again a solid effort by River Horse but I simply can’t justify their price tag of over $10 a sixer for a beer that is brewed within my own state. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2009
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of yeast, spices, cloves, rye, slight wheat, and a hint of banana. Poured a muddy amber/brown/apple cider in color with a very small, off-white head that disappeared quickly. Cloudy. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of wheat, light spices, yeast, light rye, water, and slight banana. Medium body. Thin, watery, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Yeast, wheat, slight spice, and water finish is dry. jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Aroma is very much apple cider to the point i cant get past it... Flavor is very much a hefe with banana and clove dominant up front followed by a dry rye finish, a touch watery in the finish... Interesting, definitely worth trying... reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2009
pours a hazy orange-amber color with a white creamy head...retention could be better though. aroma is fairly spicy, a touch of citrus, with some bubblegum qualities...reminds me of a belgian yeast for sure. flavor is particularly spicy with the rye showing up towards the finish...adds an earthy quality. mouthfeel ios a touch watery up front but smooths out nicely with some co2 action in the end. lingering earthy and spicy finish. pretty tasty beer...interesting.