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Starr Hill Amber Ale - Starr Hill Brewery

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Starr Hill Amber AleStarr Hill Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
77
okay

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: karst on 04-17-2006)
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4/5  rDev +18.7%

Rhettroactive, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

BeastLU, Jan 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

codymartin, Jan 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

jadams11, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a bit mild, some malts are detected. Taste is also a bit on the mild side, malts, some hops, a touch of caramel. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while nothing offensive, is kid of a mediocre beer.

tone77, Jan 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

RyanMcAndrew, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Ryanm1
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sipped straight from the bottle as should be when enjoying a true session ale. At the get together I was at I didn't feel it was appropriate to specially request a pint glass. Can't really comment on the color or appearance. The taste didn't hold too much wait and there wasn't a ton of notes or flavors jumping out. This seemed like a standard run of the mill Red Ale maybe on par with a Killians. Below average beer from a below average microbrewery.

Ryanm1, Jan 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11%

neil2me, Jan 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

avisong, Dec 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

cliff1066, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer poured a slightly hazy amber red with about one finger high bubbly off white head which dissipates fast leaving little acing.
The smell is of malt and caramel, synergy grain.
The Tate is likewise, dominated by malty flavors and caramel.
This medium to light bodied beer is drinkable and has a lot of Lager characteristic.

Hopfenpeter, Dec 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

dexterk1, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

hockeyfighter19, Nov 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

CarolinaKev, Oct 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

ChaelCox, Oct 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

jaswilson2, Oct 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

tanner1980, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thin head on a hazy amber with a golden hue body. Some lacing. Sweet caramel malts and orange peel citrus aroma. Flavor is very sour distracting from the other notes which are mostly citrus, wood and caramel late in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Too sour. May have been a bad bottle but I bought it from the cooler at the brewery so I really home not.

kylehay2004, Aug 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

ghirsh, Aug 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

IPAchris, Jul 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

czernobog, Jul 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

bbclegend, Jul 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

StuMo65, Jun 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

K_Fresh, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of mikeg67
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from Giant. Pours amber with a thick, long lived white head and a good amount of lacing. Aroma is of grassy, piney hops, bready malt and hints of cherry. Body is medium and tangy. Earthy hops and caramel malt nicely balanced on the palate, hints of cherry. Long finish becomes bitter. Good session brew.

mikeg67, Jun 04, 2012
Starr Hill Amber Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.