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Tornado Alley Amber Ale - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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Tornado Alley Amber AleTornado Alley Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
American amber ale, with a rich red hue. Made with American variety hops used to produce a medium-high hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. The hops help to balance the malty caramel character. With a medium-full body, this ale has subtle fruity aromas and flavors sure to please any beer lovers palate!

27 IBU

(Beer added by: merlin48 on 01-25-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rsdaugherty:
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rsdaugherty

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

12-31-2012 04:51:12 | More by rsdaugherty
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MadHopMaster

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

06-29-2014 16:29:06 | More by MadHopMaster
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beergoot

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark honey hued body with a lasting one-finger thick head, creamy and white. Very little aroma but does suggest some caramel and tree nuts. Taste has strong burnt sugar and caramel and toffee notes; just a slight hint of hop bitterness. Solid medium body with a rich and tingling mouthfeel.

I was ready to greatly downgrade the taste on my first sip -- it seemed pretty weak but very quickly blossomed into a rich, satisfying malt experience. I was a tad disappointed with a pretty weak aroma, but overall, this is a very nice amber ale. It delivers a solid malt backbone and doesn't let the hops unbalance the style. Nothing exceptional yet solid all around. I'd love to get more of this stuff...

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 00:59:56 | More by beergoot
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JAYAR1

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

02-17-2014 20:44:52 | More by JAYAR1
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-20-2014 04:30:31 | More by EvanWilliams
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-02-2013 18:42:56 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

11-02-2013 18:11:40 | More by djrn2
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

10-21-2013 15:18:44 | More by StlHopHead77
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours out to a thin but permanent head and moderate lacing. Color is a murky dark amber. Aroma is of dark specialty malts, roasted nuts (pecans? reminds me of those pecan ales brewed down south) and slightly salty and smoky (very faint phenolic). Flavor is very much malt forward and transports my mind back to the 1990's when the Amber Ale was the dominant style in what was called simply microbrewing back then. Any way, it is roasty, on the dry side of the style and has a very subtle hop bitterness to balance out the residual sweetness. Mouthfeel is rough and jagged that reminds me of the slight astringency of Southern Pecan Ale but more intense. Regardless, I like this respite from hop-mania that has complexity, depth of flavor and just makes me feel good, remembering the good times when I was younger.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 21:55:31 | More by EagleTalon
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

08-26-2013 03:00:20 | More by jmccullough108
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Cris4545

Indiana

4/5  rDev +15.6%

08-07-2013 20:17:05 | More by Cris4545
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-27-2013 22:43:55 | More by Eaglefan344
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moarmare

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

07-24-2013 22:58:34 | More by moarmare
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BrewBoyR

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13.3%

07-20-2013 22:58:55 | More by BrewBoyR
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-18-2013 00:32:45 | More by Goosehunter75
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Tertullian007

Missouri

3/5  rDev -13.3%

05-20-2013 23:50:24 | More by Tertullian007
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jono0101

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-18-2013 22:21:47 | More by jono0101
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jharris0624

Missouri

4/5  rDev +15.6%

05-08-2013 21:11:59 | More by jharris0624
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

04-29-2013 15:18:56 | More by Schlafly33
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-14-2013 02:18:01 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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slapperloon

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-27-2012 17:39:15 | More by slapperloon
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rudy0908

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-09-2012 00:21:43 | More by rudy0908
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +15.6%

11-11-2012 21:07:37 | More by jaminjohnson
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-17-2012 03:26:01 | More by LJWalker
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bnes09

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice dark amber color and semi-transparent. Rich head on the pour which lasts a while and provides some lacing.

Heavy maple wood smoke in the aroma with just a hint of tart cherries.

Smokey flavors dominate throughout. Hint of herbal hop bitterness.

Light to medium body. Bit on the dry side. Solid carbonation.

Not terrible but there are definitely better amber ales out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 03:15:23 | More by bnes09
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Tornado Alley Amber Ale from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
80 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.