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Pisgah Leaf Amber - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: mikesgroove on 04-22-2009

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3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a standard pint a clear rich copper with nicely tight formed half finger off white head atop that leaves a broken ring of lace behind.Muted aromas with some faint earthiness and nutty malts mainly.Crisp and dry on the palate with a good amount of nutty maltiness to go along with earthy somewhat spicy Chinooks,again very crisp and dry,one of the dryer amber ales I have had.A nice almost creamy feel and the dryness makes this very quaffable at 5.7%,a solid beer here.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on draft at beer study in chapel hill. shaker.

pours a light red with a mild head. smell is more hoppy than malty. taste is the opposite , more malty than hoppy. very good though, and I'm usually not a fan of malt forward beers . medium bodied, medium carbonation.

overall a very good amber!

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 22oz bomber picked up in Asheville in the fall of 2012

A - A deep mahogany red, with 1 finger of head and sticky lace left all over the glass. Impressive appearance

S - Burnt toast and grain, with a slight alcohol kick. Nothing very strong though

T - Sweet amber and huge malty backbone. NOt too much hop presence.

M - Medium bodied, oily, and high carbonation. Nice mouthfeel

O - A decent amber, but amber is not a prefered style of mine. But I love the Pisgah brewery. Most of their other brews are better, especially the Solstice!

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of tdm168
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - orangish amber with a thick, dense, whit head that has great retention

S - caramel, sweet, a bit soapy

T - caramel, sweet, faint earthy bitterness in the finish

M - smooth, medium bodied, crisp

This is pretty standard amber. It's flavor is one dimensional and simplistic. It has a light caramel malt character that is sweet and a bit sticky. Ultimately, this is a pretty forgettable beer.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear, ruddy amber with a compact, lingering beige head.

S: Faint aromas of caramel, cream, and earthy hops are present on the nose. Compared to most American ambers, this is a very neutral smelling ale.

T: Notes of caramel, toffee, dark bread, lemon, and nutty grain are apparent on the entry. Around mid-palate, earthy, leathery hop notes become noticeable. The finish is rich and smooth with notes of leather, earthy hops, lemon, and caramel.

M: Medium-bodied, firm, and dry. Carbonation is unobtrusive, but not quite lethargic. Very quaffable.

O: This is a nicely balanced amber/red ale that displays a pleasant mix of citrus, caramel, and earthy hop flavors. My only qualm is that the nose is so weak.

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2.7/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle with "Spring 2012" printed on the label into a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark amber with a tiny head that quickly fades.

A slightly toasty caramel aroma is apparent but not much of anything in the way of hops. Pretty underwhelming.

Some toasted caramel is present on the taste transitioning into a little bit of toffee. A quick touch of earthy hops is followed by a light bitterness lingering through the finish.

Overall I am really not impressed by this beer. Everything about it screams "average" which is somewhat unusual for this brewery. I was really expecting more.

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Pisgah Leaf Amber from Pisgah Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.