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Tornado Alley Amber Ale - Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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BA SCORE
79
okay

51 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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)
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Boca-X, Sunday at 06:09 PM
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2/5  rDev -41.3%

caustin90, Sep 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

MadHopMaster, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.65/5  rDev +7%
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...

beergoot, Jun 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

JAYAR1, Feb 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

EvanWilliams, Jan 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

acurtis, Nov 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

djrn2, Nov 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

StlHopHead77, Oct 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%
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.

EagleTalon, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

jmccullough108, Aug 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Cris4545, Aug 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Eaglefan344, Jul 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

moarmare, Jul 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

BrewBoyR, Jul 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

Goosehunter75, Jun 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12%

Tertullian007, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

jono0101, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

jharris0624, May 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Schlafly33, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

dt_gbpackersfan, Feb 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

rsdaugherty, Dec 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

slapperloon, Dec 27, 2012
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Tornado Alley Amber Ale from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
79 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.