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Falls City Beer - Falls City Brewing Company

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 18.38%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Falls City Brewing Company visit their website
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johncampbell on 11-16-2010)
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1.75/5  rDev -45.5%

weonfire, Nov 24, 2012
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hydroplaner, Sep 04, 2012
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2.88/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from growler into tasting glass.

A - A four oz pour yields a 1 finger head that dissipates pretty quickly. Color is Clear amber. A little on the darker side. Lacing is nice.

S - Some dark malt but mostly kinda skunky/grassy

T - Similar to smell but I do get good malt sweetness. Hops are light but bitterness is there.

M - A bit undercarbonated but I'm giving this one the benefit of the doubt considering it is coming from a growler.

O - A good refreshing beer but certainly lacking on smell and flavor.

Dave128, Jul 23, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a reincarnation of a "classic" Louisville brand. Bottle poured into a chilled pint glass.

A - Pale amber color with a good long lasting head.

S - Nice balance of grains and hops.

T - Good balance of malt and hops.

M - Rich with a good level of carbonation.

O - A nice English style ale - certainly not your dad's Falls City!

Retroman40, Jan 29, 2014
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3.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light amber, clear and sudsy with a substantial head and some decent lace.

Nose is malty-sweet and grainy. I get some honey tones. Really unremarkable.

Flavor-wise, I get a hint of citrus or fruit (perhaps some submerged hops). Otherwise a little skunky and thin.

Still, it's just not enough. This one seems overly sweet and unbalanced. Not what I'd expected, and not what I hoped for. Closer to an adjunct lager than a pale ale.

Following here is another review, a year later. This is the version brewed by Blackstone in Nashville. Scoring has been amended.

Pours a pale golden, with a rich head. Attractive lace.

Nose is caramel and cereal malts. Mild but not unpleasant.

Taste is definitely malt-forward, with caramel and toffee notes, and plenty of wheat-like sharpness and a touch of hops for bitterness.

An amiable English-style pale ale, and not a bad beer.

secondtooth, Mar 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

freewill35, Sep 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

The_1084, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of SteveGus
3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Falls City was a local lager brewery from well before when I moved into the area until some years ago. While they were local, the beer they made was undistinguished but fresh. Later editions were made in Evansville or Pittsburgh and had no advantage over any other national brand.

Original Falls City was always an "extra pale" lager. The revived Falls City is a pale ale.

The beer poured a brassy copper into a Tyrconnell pint glass. It appears to be fairly highly carbonated and needs to be poured quietly like a lager.

The smell is nothing remarkable; mostly rather sweet or cloying, some grain husks. No hop aroma that I noticed.

It tastes better than it smells. It starts off malty sweet, with a slight dryness coming from grain husks, that fades into a fairly lasting, clean hop bitterness.

The high level of carbonation does appear to contribute to the long lasting hop aftertaste.

I like this a lot better than I like a lot of American made pale ales. At least they didn't make the mistake of giving this a big and unpleasant Cascade hop nose.

SteveGus, Aug 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

cwd, Jul 03, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a couple different pours of this at Winterfest.

A- Pours a coppery color. One finger off white head shows light retention. Light streaky lacing on the sides of the glass.

S- This beer smells clean overall. Light toasted malts in the front of the beer mix with some bigger bready note. The hop profile in this as well comes through which I didn't expect. Nice bitter hops but not over the top like a lot of craft beers.

T- Bready malts come through the front of the beer. There is a light toasted flavor to this right before the middle of the beer. Some light grainy flavor in the middle combine with a caramel malt base. Ending of this beer combines a bready yeast flavor with some light bittering hops.

M- Light medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the beer but high for the style that is selected on BA. Bready malts with a hint of hops left on the palate. Aftertaste is mostly sweet alcohol, bready yeast, and fading hops. This is a well balanced beer and to be honest I was surprised for that. No off flavors were present which once again surprised me. Light alcohol drying on the palate.

D- This beer was actually pretty good. I am not saying this is the best beer I have ever had but for what it is suppose to be I would drink this all the time. The ABV was light which meant I could drink many of these in a row not a problem. Once again this beer was good for what it was suppose to be. Nice job...and I really mean that.

alleykatking, Feb 03, 2011
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3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Everything from the clean copper hue to the malty nose and taste is simple about this beer. Nothing remarkable and certainly nothing offensive the word "okay" seems to be more than fitting. The nose is light barley malt, grains and tea leaf with a bit of herbal hop. The flavor is malty tea leaf, barley grain with a crisp clean finish that simply says it's "okay".

KYGunner, Jul 04, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -53.3%

JustinSparks, Jul 29, 2014
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3.23/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mostly clear golden/orange color with an inch and a half off-white head after a strong pour. Head retention and lacing are both average. Aroma is mostly sweet malt along with some buttery malt. Taste is mostly like the aroma, it's sweet, bready and buttery malt, along with a bit of apple. I don't pick up any hops at all. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's creamy with a decent amount of carbonation. I think this is better than the most recent version of Falls City that I had in the past. Picked this up as a single at Liquor Barn.

bluejacket74, May 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +32.4%

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3/5  rDev -6.5%

getbehindthemule, Jan 26, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -45.5%

kilobees, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9%

bilhelm, Sep 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.3%

CraftBeerSnob, Jul 26, 2014
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2.78/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured this newly released 12 oz. brown bottle into a Sam Adams glass. No date. Love the simple, retro label design. The body was copper colored and clear. The tall sturdy head was pillowing and left some lace.

The smell was grainy, malty. Understated.

The taste was sweet with a huskiness. Some gentle hops are evident. Moderately easy to drink, a bit shy of cloying.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a coarse texture that I like. Plenty of carbonation. Although it is not a great beer it has become one of my "go to" beers when I am at a bar with a limited beer list. Falls City has done a great job distributing their draft beer locally.

Cresant, May 28, 2011
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Falls City Beer from Falls City Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.