Thursday, April 05, 2007

Beer Tasting: River Horse Belgian Frostbite Winter Ale



The Beer: River Horse Belgian Frostbite Winter Ale
Style: Belgian-style Strong Ale
Reviews: Beer Advocate Rate Beer
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Packaging & Date Stamping: 12 oz. brown bottle; no evident date stamping on bottle

From where & how stored: Purchased from Exton Beverage and stored at 42F since then

Pricing: $23.99 per variety case of 24

Availability: Winter Seasonal

ABV, IBU, and Other Available Stats: 8% ABV
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Bryan's Notes
The Look:
- dark, cola color
- small head disappears quickly leaving barely a thin ring

The Aroma:
- oddly enticing aroma of something like smoke, tar, licorice

The Taste:
- interesting sweet/sour mix, hate to say it, almost like sourpatch kid candy

The Verdict: Very different impressions from the aroma into the taste. This whole variety case has me wondering about the age of it. River Horse does decent beers, but this case of variety brews has been barely average.
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Adam's Notes
The Look:
- deep dark copper

The Aroma:
- uh..not too much really

The Taste:
- roasty malt
- kinda bitter
- kinda sweet

The Verdict: Ok, maybe I shouldn't have reviewed three River Horse's in one night. This one is well not really that good either. It doesn't know what it wants to be.

1 comment:

Matt Guyer said...

What else was in the Variety Case?