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Pisgah Leaf Amber - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Pisgah Leaf AmberPisgah Leaf Amber

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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.53%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 04-22-2009)
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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ninaturner:
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-29-2014 18:50:11 | More by ninaturner
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North Carolina

3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: can

07-08-2014 20:17:14 | More by oberon
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

07-02-2014 00:59:05 | More by strohme2
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-21-2014 14:41:40 | More by JohnParadee
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

05-12-2014 01:39:15 | More by MaximumYuks
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-24-2013 01:01:04 | More by beernads
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-15-2013 03:57:48 | More by KevinGordon
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

10-21-2013 17:41:50 | More by ZEB89
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North Carolina

3.81/5  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!

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 22:21:52 | More by Axnjxn
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-28-2013 14:31:38 | More by sailorastro
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-26-2013 14:04:27 | More by Falcone
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3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 23:00:36 | More by BeerDawgs
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

08-19-2012 16:28:14 | More by maryd837
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

06-26-2012 19:53:16 | More by cantstandya65
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North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 13:36:54 | More by tdm168
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4/5  rDev +9%

05-22-2012 02:48:27 | More by Texasfan549
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3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: growler

05-21-2012 15:46:13 | More by mrfrancis
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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 01:30:24 | More by rangerred
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-11-2012 19:32:07 | More by Lantern
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

01-03-2012 21:57:58 | More by Brewsed
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

12-03-2011 23:40:28 | More by tclapper
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed at the May 2011 LEAF Festival, about 1 mile from the brewery.

A - A dark, slightly hazy amber. Small head had very good retention.

S - It smelled mainly of lightly toasted malt.

T - Rich toasted malt flavor with a nice touch of hops.

M - Crisp with excellent (moderate) carbonation. A medium bodied and smooth ale.

O- An excellent amber ale, with more hop balance and less caramel malt sweetness than average.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2011 03:36:55 | More by chinchill
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3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very solid American Amber Ale that refuses to conform to the abuse of caramel malt sweetness, but favors classic, clean, and crisp malt dryness of American Pale Ales and the hop balance to suit.

This Amber pours a... well, amber color with copper and strong golden high/low lights. Eggshell white foam forms a foamy/froathy head and holds onto intermitten patterns of sticky lace that adhere to the sides of the glass. Good retention all leads to a classic American Ale look.

Aromas are more hoppy than expected, allowing a balanced scent of pine, citrus, caramel, and slight fruit esters of apple/pear.

Flavors follow the same rout- sweet caramel and malt flavors keep eachother in check while layers of grapefruit, orange zest, pine, and fresh cut grass give a bitter, spicy, and herbal balance to the beer. Very well done, not allowing any one ingredient from becomming totally one-dimentional or over bearing.

Caramel and malt sweetness envelops the carbonation for a creamy and semi-rich upstart. As carbonation subside, the hop bitterness/dryness kicks in and ushers in a crisper, cleaner finish than most Amber Ales provide. Miny, citrusy, and grassy bitterness lingers in the back of the throat for a decidedly American Ale finish and aftertaste.

A very nice Amber that could be mistaken for a richer Pale Ale, but this crisper, hoppier Amber Ale shows why Pale Ales are generally better beers than Ambers.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 18:31:27 | More by BEERchitect
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4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass

A - Pours a clear copper with a 1-finger off-white head.

S - Sweet caramel malt with a lovely floral hop nose.

T - Nice balance of sweet caramel malt and more earthy, floral hops with just the slightest bit of bitterness at the end.

M - Light bodied with crisp carbonation.

D - Quite drinkable, could have a couple of these easily.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2010 20:32:49 | More by jsanford
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3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. The head receded quickly and left very little lacing.

S - It smelled of sweet bready malt with a grassy/floral aroma, too.

T - This is a bready sweet amber with a strong malty backbone. It had a mild grassy hop profile.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale that is easy drinking.

D - This is a nice amber ale. It definitely leans to the malty side of the spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2010 01:42:43 | More by zeff80
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Pisgah Leaf Amber from Pisgah Brewing Co.
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