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Satan's Pony Amber Ale - South Street Brewery

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
South Street Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

ghirsh, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of mralphabet
3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Stopped by on the way out of Charlottesville VA before they opened. I was really bummed because I wanted to fill my growler but needed to head home as soon as possible. Well the bar keep saw me and invited me in, not only that but was nice enough to let me get 4oz sample all of the beers (on the house). Once I picked "The Pony" he filled my growler for free !!! SWEET.

A: Poured a deep dark amber color with a trace of red. Good 2 fingers worth of head the settle to a ring with just a touch of lacing.

S: First thing I'm getting is malt, then more malt and a touch of honey, no real hops to speak of.

T: First thing I'm getting is a sweet malt with a touch of roasted caramel and honey and the sweetness keeps on coming.

M: Medium bodied with a nice creaminess. Very nice.

D: Pretty straight up Red Amber, wishing it had just a little hops to balance out the sweetness but overall not a bad little Amber.

mralphabet, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18%

JessPrice, Jul 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Jadjunk, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of billab914
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. It poured a clear, deep amber color with a thin white head barely covering the top.

The aroma has a sweet, malty, toasted grain flavor with a good amount of caramel malts to it. The taste shows more of the caramel sweetness and toasted malts throughout.

The mouthfeel was light with carbonation being moderate. Overall, it wasn't a bad beer but it wasn't an outstanding one of the style either. It just didn't really have much to it. Pretty easy drinking though.

billab914, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18%

Amyliz4, Jan 20, 2012
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2.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub in July 2009. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate amber color with a thin white head and not much lacing. The nose brings forward some really faint notes of caramel and some bread. The flavor doesn't produce much more, as there is really just some toasted bread and light caramel. Decent feel with adequate carbonation, but there really isn't much here to carry through.

Thorpe429, Oct 26, 2010
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3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint at the brewpub. Unsurprisingly, the beer was a clear amber with a white head. Like the brewer's description said, it's a balanced ale with equal shares of hops and malt. It reminded me a bit of a less-hoppy Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. The barley gives a mix of biscuit and mild toffe, while the hops are soft citrus bitterness. All in all a decent amber.

tempest, Mar 03, 2010
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3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in an standard shaker/pint glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer is a clear deep reddish golden amber. The white head was thin and receded quickly leaving a bit of foam but no real lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Aroma soft and malty with little or no trace of hops (maybe citrus if there at all).

Taste: The flavor is predominantly sweet caramel malt with a touch, but a very gentle touch, of hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel was light to edium bodied with very light carbonation. The medium length finish was gently sweet to the end.

Drinkability: This is a drinkable but not particularly memorable beer. Worth trying once, but I'll not go out of my way to have another.

drtth, May 10, 2009
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3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask, this is a velvety smooth beer to drink. A highly sessionable beer, it finds itself more among the standard and average ambers. There was a good balance to the beer, not too malty and not too hoppy (not very hoppy at all, but not unpleasantly so). I could drink this beer on cask all night long. Yum!

jbramley, Dec 24, 2008
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3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Took a little brewery tour down to Charlottesville, VA.

A - Poured a deep dark red. Little head that dissipated fairly quickly. Almost no lace at all.

S - Very malty. Not a lot of hops at all. Little honey at the end.

T - Very sweet. Almost to sweet for me. I also had no hops at all not even in the end. Honey, Malt, Roasted Caramel, not dry at the end either.

M - Very crisp. Medium in body. A little creaminess as well.

D - Definitely could have had a lot of these. A little to sweet though. Maybe in the summer and not on a rainy fall day.

Overall it was very enjoyable but again too sweet and not enough hops (any taste) for my liking.

slvrmon82, Nov 15, 2008
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3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark amber color with a minimal but persistent head. The nose was heavy pine with a little bit of malt sweetness. The palate was less interesting. There was a strange sweetness us front. I don't know how else to explain it. The beer was on cask, so it was warm and less carbonated, but the initial sweetness was a little off. There is a bitterness at the end. Overall a little light on flavor and somewhat disappointing.

BeardedBoffin, May 16, 2008
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3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A ruby, dark golden pour. Pretty much no head, which was a bit disappointing. There's not a whole lot going on here at all.

S: Very malty, sweet and fruity... a little cherry? Nice.

T: Mild, a little fruity, barley sweet, with a touch of hops. Reasonable balance, but the taste is a little lacking, as is mouthfeel. Carbonation is alright in the beginning and becomes a bit watery on the finish.

D: Alright, but a little unimpressive all in all, unfortunately.

Proteus93, Mar 12, 2008
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Satan's Pony Amber Ale from South Street Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.