River Horse Belgian Freeze Belgian Style Winter Ale

I’m so tired, and for absolutely no reason. I had an offsite meeting today that lasted most of the day. This meant that I basically had 2 hours to do the rest of the work that I normally have all day to do. Fun, really. After work, I hit up the gym and seriously tore it up. I’m now chest pressing 150 lbs without needing help. Next week, I’m definitely trying for 165, at least for 4 reps. I have a feeling that I’m going to very sore tomorrow…I say this because I’m already sore now. So, another New Jersey brew for tonight.

ABV: 8%

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our warming winter ale is amber in color, malty and full-bodied.  Belgian yeast provides a variety of delicate characteristics in the nose and on the palate.  8 abv, Available October – December”

Random: The hippo on the label is dressed up as a scary snow creature…very cute!

This brew poured with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly, but left a hint of head on the top of the body. It also left no lacing on the glass. On the nose, I got fig, malt, honey and a bit of spice. I also let it warm up about 15 minutes. The taste…not quite as good. It started with a lot of malt. Then, I got a bit of nuttiness. I didn’t get any spice or fig or honey. The carbonation was also higher than I expected. The body was a medium thickness, which was one of the only things I liked about the brew. The finish was pretty quick, which was good given my opinion of the brew. I was shocked that I disliked this beer as much as I did. I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0

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