River Horse Sour Lizzie

Posted: January 11, 2017 in Reviews, River Horse Brewing Company, Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Since I have a brewery in town, occasionally I stop by and pick up some of their offerings, especially if they’re aged in barrels. Since they moved a few years back to the new brewery, they have a lot more room for barrels. I’ve gone to a few of their events and they’re usually well-planned and not super packed. I just wish they had beers that pushed the envelope a little more.


ABV: 6%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our Farmhouse Saison – A Belgian Style Ale brewed with white and pink peppercorns along with lemongrass – soured in white wine barrels with Brettanomyces.”

Random: Their labels have gotten much better since the redesign.

This beer poured slight more than half a finger of white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left only a little lacing on the glass. It also left a small crown on top of an almost clear, yellow body. There was moderate carbonation visible. The nose had some Brett and light fun with lemonhead candy. The taste was mild for a sour. I picked up a white wine grape note with light toasted oak. There wasn’t much in the way of peppercorn spice. It had a thin body with high carbonation and was quite dry. The finish was instantaneous with light barnyard funk. A bomber of this was $14.99, which broke down to $.68 per ounce. This was a decent beer, but it was expensive for what seemed like a beginner’s sour. I won’t be getting this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0


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