raymow (1650) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2003 Rerate: OOps! Rated the wrong beer the 1st time. This one was good too, though. Nice golden color, interesting aroma and slightly sweet flavor. Very good stuff. Orig. rating (wrong beer):
Pretty good. Reminds me of Red Hook Blonde Ale. Has a sweet aroma and flavor, but not too sweet. I also like the color, it's a bit darker than I expected. lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2008
River Horse Lager
Calories: estimated at 150C
Volume: 12 oz
Purchased at: Sampler at Glendale Liquors
Price per fl oz: $14.99 / 144 fl oz = $0.10 per fl oz
Consumed at: Home
sensory first impression: Nice head, nice aroma, simple, but beautiful color. Taste is simple, but deep. Warm, enjoyable, rich. Color is bright and fiery. A very nice example of a lager, and not typical.
Malt flavor is: caramel, sweet, almondine, toasted, and a bit peppery.
Hop flavor is: floral, airy, and herbaceous. Leafy greens come to mind.
Yeast flavor is: dust, moldy, dirty, dry
Other flavors include: ginger, maltiness and sugar, grapes, pine.
Color is: bright, golden, yellow, fiery. Sunlight.
Liquid is: clear, sparkling, pretty.
Head and lace are: minimal head with no lace. White to off white.
Maltiness or Sweetness level is: medium
Hoppiness or Bitterness level is: medium
Sour level is: light
Body or Mouthfeel is: medium
Texture is: gritty, sandpapery. Something to hold on to, definitely.
Carbonation is: lively, active.
Finish is: middle to long, and darkly sweet.
Overall experience: I really enjoyed this beer, and I’m not usually a fan of lagers, but this one has some depth. I liked the sweetness, the hoppy balance, the malt depth, and the color. I did not like the lack of head and lacing, but a small price to pay. jsmerig (1583) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Pours a hazy orange yellow with a thick off-white head. Aroma is light and earthy. Taste is malty without excess. The hops round the malt out giving the sense of a dark grape flavor. The finish is clean but has a little bit of a sour note. Otherwise a very good Lager. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Super snappy in so many ways. The malting is very nice (aroma is so strong of Munich pale), the hops are certainly strong enough to make this a very crisp beer. Had it with luch and it went down soooooo easy! Delicious. Dank U, u. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2007
12oz bottle from a River Horse Variety 12pk. Cellar Stored - Slow Fermentation. Deep Golden, light orange color. White foamy head. Light aromas of: Dough, pear, and slight coriander/herbs. Flavor is of medium cereal, and a light floral. Light-Medium bodied. Very refreshing + Super easy drinking. Overall: Brewed to perfection.
mike67 (1197) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2012
12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours slightly hazy-golden with a medium lasting white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of biscuit malt and grassy hops. Body is medium and crisp. Biscuit malt balanced on the palate by herbal, grassy hops. Finish is medium lasting, semidry. Nice lager, I would definitely buy it again. Braudog (6710) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2003
Very clear and light with little aroma. Clean and light with just a hint of hearty character. Not much to this beer, I suppose, but it's well brewed to appeal to the common man. LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours a semi-cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet floral hops, lagery carboardy malt. Flavor is sweet initially with citrus and light fruits and a malty finish. Pretty decent beer and great for a pale lager. Very refreshing.
7/4/7/4/14 Ɠ.6/5) wanderlustny (1) - USA - NOV 10, 2009 does not count
There always seems to be a bias against straightforward beers like this lager. Rating the beer within the style, I find this unfiltered lager to be extremely enjoyable and one I come back to often. bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Eh, this isn’t a special lager, but its not a band one, not a big lager fan but I can appreciate a good one when I taste one. Try Paulaner Lager, that’s a good one.