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Thomas Creek River Falls Red Ale - Thomas Creek Brewery

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Thomas Creek River Falls Red AleThomas Creek River Falls Red Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

183 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.65% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John on 12-18-2002

21 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 183 | Reviews: 67
Photo of jshusc
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slasich
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tjcapture
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very nice red ale. I'll buy again.

Photo of brewqueno
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo_Bill
4.73/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A nice smooth red ale. Smoother and very so slightly sweeter than Killians. I'll buy again.

Photo of qcghost
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Izzi
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of skubas86
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.12/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Frosted shaker of draft at Longhorn Steak House in Greenville, SC
Aroma - can't detect any
Head - decapitated by bartender; what remains is an off-white 2 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing poor - rare island of tiny bubbles
Body medium amber, clear
Flavor - some malt detected; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, aggressive carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 1, Flavor 2.5, Palate 2.5, Overall 2.25

Not very good but who knows how well the restaurant maintains its tap lines. I do give the Longhorn in Greenville credit for serving a local brew.

Photo of marley2112
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of JohSchmidt
4.36/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Clemsontiger81
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of BethanyB
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: A clear, medium gold, with visible carbonation. The color is rather light for the style. The head is large, white, and resilient.

Smell: Quite a bit of diacetyl, even for an Irish Red. The rest of the aroma profile consists of sweet malt and caramel. Not an excellent bouquet, but not off-putting, either.

Taste: The malt bill exhibits bready, toasty, and grainy flavors, with an appropriately dry, roasty finish. Caramel gives the beer an obvious, but is balanced nicely with the malt. Very low bitterness. A fine, classic Red Ale in the Irish style.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body and medium carbonation produce a refreshing, part sessionsable/part sippable mouthfeel. Even with a 6.2% ABV, some light alcohol warming adds a hearty sensation.

Overall: Not the most tip top Irish Red I've had, but definitely a solid, traditional recipe. It just needs a little more polish and finesse. In its current state, especially with the diacetyl factor, it reminds me of an award winning homebrew ...in a small, regional competition.

Photo of barczar
3.23/5  rDev -10%

No idea how old this is, but it's a gusher. Took 5 minutes to see what color it was. It's amber with a billowing cream head. Aroma is metallic, with nutty notes and specialty malt fruitiness. Flavor is also metallic and nutty, with herbal hop notes. That metallic character dominates, though. Becomes phenolic as it warms.

Photo of Onawen12
5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of Dhglaze
3.84/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Cleaver35
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of wrightst
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Basoos1
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of blbarnett3
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

enjoyable red ale

Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Jarms
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%

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Thomas Creek River Falls Red Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.