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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
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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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Ratings: 161 | Reviews: 99 | Display Reviews Only:
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +18.7%

01-27-2013 18:33:33 | More by Rhettroactive
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-21-2013 23:34:56 | More by BeastLU
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codymartin


3/5  rDev -11%

01-19-2013 03:29:29 | More by codymartin
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jadams11

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-15-2013 20:54:04 | More by jadams11
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tone77

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 12:14:48 | More by tone77
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RyanMcAndrew

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11%

01-04-2013 23:21:10 | More by RyanMcAndrew
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2013 00:22:44 | More by Ryanm1
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neil2me

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -11%

01-03-2013 17:23:49 | More by neil2me
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-26-2012 02:27:28 | More by avisong
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-16-2012 23:32:55 | More by cliff1066
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 02:43:39 | More by Hopfenpeter
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-01-2012 00:28:36 | More by dexterk1
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hockeyfighter19

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

11-24-2012 02:44:53 | More by hockeyfighter19
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-21-2012 08:45:57 | More by CarolinaKev
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ChaelCox

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

10-09-2012 13:17:40 | More by ChaelCox
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-02-2012 23:16:28 | More by jaswilson2
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tanner1980


3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-31-2012 01:24:33 | More by tanner1980
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kylehay2004

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 01:24:19 | More by kylehay2004
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ghirsh


3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-20-2012 17:54:56 | More by ghirsh
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

07-30-2012 01:08:12 | More by IPAchris
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czernobog

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-14-2012 00:26:20 | More by czernobog
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bbclegend

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

07-10-2012 21:00:37 | More by bbclegend
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StuMo65

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

06-27-2012 00:01:37 | More by StuMo65
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K_Fresh


3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-17-2012 00:49:22 | More by K_Fresh
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mikeg67

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 15:49:51 | More by mikeg67
Starr Hill Amber Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.