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Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale - Thomas Creek Brewery

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Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber AleThomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale

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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
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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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

apartin, Aug 27, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -9.3%

JasonL02, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

zestar, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Clemsontiger81, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

DrMindbender, Jul 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

rudabegga9, Jul 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

garuda, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Miuzzo19, Jul 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

dmorgan310, Jul 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

TTTBeer, Jun 30, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.3%

hoegaardenhero, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

ONN8, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Zach136, May 11, 2014
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3.51/5  rDev +4.8%

A: Pours a relatively clear burnt orange in color with light amounts of fine active carbonation rising slowly from the bottom of the glass and significant amounts of amber highlights.The beer has a quarter finger tall slightly fizzy slightly sudsy beige head that quickly reduces to a medium to large mottled thin patch and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel and toasted malts with slightly stronger than moderate amounts of citrus/orange zest hops. The intensity of the aroma increases as the beer warms up.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of toasted caramel and pale malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by a moderate amount of citrus/orange zest hops that imparts a light to moderate amount of bitterness that does not linger for long.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy towards the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and it would definitely pair well with foods - specifically with grilled or smoked meat. Not the most interesting beer so not sure I will pick it up again.

dbrauneis, May 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

justinm4bama, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

kkmiller76, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

nasa60, Mar 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

Dougwillhike, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

jaydoc, Jan 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

jzlyo, Jan 17, 2014
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2.39/5  rDev -28.7%

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.

jmdrpi, Jan 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

RyanAU, Dec 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

RochefortChris, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

BeerGod27, Dec 12, 2013
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2.95/5  rDev -11.9%

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.

thezach, Dec 07, 2013
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Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.