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Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale - Thomas Creek Brewery

Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber AleThomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.37%


Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Full-bodied, crisp and refreshing American Amber Ale with a malty flavor, rich caramel color, smokey notes and a smooth aromatic finish.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2003)
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rramsey

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +19%

03-27-2012 20:30:26 | More by rramsey
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

04-14-2014 03:17:50 | More by justinm4bama
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-03-2014 02:18:05 | More by kkmiller76
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nasa60

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-22-2014 20:10:36 | More by nasa60
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +19%

02-23-2014 04:47:33 | More by Dougwillhike
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

01-28-2014 03:49:09 | More by jaydoc
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

01-17-2014 23:12:25 | More by jzlyo
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

2.39/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, no date.

a clear amber with nice off-white colored head. good head retention. aroma is stale oxidixed malt, and so is the bulk of the taste - just not very good. not really any hop flavors at all. I don't think this beer is really old, as the rest of the beers in this variety case were good.
average mouthfeel, medium body, higher carbonation.

overall- just a miss.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2014 05:03:25 | More by jmdrpi
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RyanAU

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

12-30-2013 03:13:14 | More by RyanAU
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RochefortChris

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

12-18-2013 17:05:54 | More by RochefortChris
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BeerGod27

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

12-12-2013 18:34:11 | More by BeerGod27
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thezach

Maryland

2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Hiya, fellow beer readers. I'm about to tell you about the Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale. Rust red with a rich head that races to a wonderful lasting lace. There are some rich flavors in there, but most of them are caramel and toffee, but with a touch of roast. There's also an unpleasant cheesy taste hidden amongst the toast, sweet malt, and bitter finish.

The nose is all sweet. The beer does have a nice bitter finish and some nice flavors, but there are just far too many caramel malts and that damn cheesy umami note to be good.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 03:22:54 | More by thezach
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spencerg293

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-02-2013 02:59:20 | More by spencerg293
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SC_Beer_Drinker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-30-2013 01:01:48 | More by SC_Beer_Drinker
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hAle2theWort

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-21-2013 00:47:40 | More by hAle2theWort
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Irish57

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-01-2013 23:09:40 | More by Irish57
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jbfarris

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

10-17-2013 19:40:49 | More by jbfarris
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csparace

Illinois

3.31/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful amber glow with a large head that turns into some awesome lacing.

Smells mildly of malts and the hops are quite hard to find. Fresh smelling just not strong or very defined.

Tastes light with some darker flavors hinting. Caramels and other fall flavors are preset.

Feels light bodied initially but a kind of stale feeling lingers.

Not a terrible beer. I'd probably enjoy this much more after some intense manual labor. There is some character to it which to me makes this a good candidate to share with people who may not enjoy the pleasures of some of our more flavorful companions.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 21:26:37 | More by csparace
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aztraz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

10-11-2013 22:35:27 | More by aztraz
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rangerred

Tennessee

2.88/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear deep dark copper with a one finger white head. Decent head retention with some ok lacing.

Aroma if of burnt toffee, caramel, and a touch of roasted malt. Some earth and tree bark but not much at all in the way of hops in the aroma.

The taste is very heavy on the toffee and caramel. Fairly sweet with molassass and burnt sugar. Some biscuit and tree bark. Light bitterness and a sweet, sticky mouthfeel.

Overall, not very impressed with this one. Too sweet and heavy and just not a lot of depth to the flavor. Not one I'll pick up again.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 01:04:01 | More by rangerred
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ChuckS

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

09-15-2013 12:13:24 | More by ChuckS
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ejohnson654

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

09-14-2013 00:51:51 | More by ejohnson654
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dankjohn

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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CDubbs75

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

09-07-2013 01:00:57 | More by CDubbs75
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kushlash23

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.