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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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78
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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

RyanAU, Dec 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

RochefortChris, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

BeerGod27, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of thezach
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.

thezach, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

spencerg293, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

SC_Beer_Drinker, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

hAle2theWort, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Irish57, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

jbfarris, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of csparace
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.

csparace, Oct 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

aztraz, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of rangerred
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.

rangerred, Sep 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

ChuckS, Sep 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

ejohnson654, Sep 14, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

dankjohn, Sep 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

CDubbs75, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

kushlash23, Aug 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

mtalley999, Aug 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Metz, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

beercatbrew, Jul 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

WOLFGANG, Jul 26, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -33%

ThoughtsAblaze, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

das_Bier, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Buck6196, Jun 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

FUwolfpacker, Jun 04, 2013
Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.