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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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Photo of jaswilson2
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

jaswilson2, May 10, 2013
Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.13/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from bottle to pint. The color is crystal clear copper with a one finger white head, head dissipates quickly and leaves little lacing.

S: Smell is pretty subdued (might be sinuses lol) But I can smell caramel notes with a light bready note and little raisin.

T: Follows the nose well with some with a strong caramel sweetness, light bready and dark fruit note, and a more floral hop taste.

M: Meduim bodied, full carbonation, and fairly dry finish.

O: A very good beer a little high in abv to be a session beer but very drinkable, would definitely recommend.

xShoWTeKx, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of DaPan
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

DaPan, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of TeamD
3.25/5  rDev -3%

TeamD, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of ppoitras
2.7/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle received from a co-worker. Thanks Eric!

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 3/4" orangey tan head over the clear copper brew. Head deflates gradually, with thick coating lace. Aroma is sweet with tart and vegetal notes.

Taste follows the nose along. Sweet upfront, tart in the middle, with an earthy hops bitterness to the close. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, and drinkability is okay. Not something I'd look for again, most likely.

ppoitras, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Riggsy
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Riggsy, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of ltdantheman
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

ltdantheman, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of cackalacky
3.25/5  rDev -3%

cackalacky, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of jeanphony
4/5  rDev +19.4%

jeanphony, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of Calculat0r
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Calculat0r, Sep 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

bcseda, Aug 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Jman_01, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of GMan
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

GMan, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Mudawg
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Mudawg, Jun 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Daktah, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

TimoP, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4.48/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - ruby amber with a soft, white head with little retention

S - caramel, sugar, bread, faint nuttiness, plum, raisin

T - same as the nose with more pronounced sugar and fruit notes

M - medium bodied, smooth, good carbonation

This is a fantastically flavored beer. It has more flavor than most ambers and it retains a strong drinkability. It's definitely worth checking out.

tdm168, May 29, 2012
Photo of Bung
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Red/amber pour, half finger of off white head that retained for a really long time.

Aroma, a mild malty caramel. Light herbal and citrus tea.

Taste, tea, caramel. A light toast and hazelnut. Some hops show up late, kind of an earthy English hop flavor.

Body is to the heavy side of light. My bottle said 6.8%, which I thought was high for an amber, but ok. Wasn't noticeable. Drinks fine but it is just a bit bland. Improved overall though when it warmed.

Bung, May 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

AlCzerik, Mar 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

rramsey, Mar 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of OldTime
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

OldTime, Mar 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

buckyp, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of BCraig
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A- pours a red copper color; 1 inch light tan head that quickly dissipates into a thin lacing across the surface.

S - caramel malt dominates the aroma, but I can sense the 5.5% ABV, very little hop aroma.

T- I get a bit of metallic upfront, which is too bad because there appears to be a subtle caramel roastiness trying to peak through and be the star. Light hop flavors, not distinctly American or citrusy though - more florally.

M - Mildly smooth but the little roughness is more from metallic than hop bite unfortunately.

O - Not a bad beer, but lacking in the American flare; it has an underwhelming hop balance. From the ballsy claims on the packaging I was expecting more. I think there's better examples of the style coming out of Colorado and the West Coast.

BCraig, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of chinchill
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle; undated.

Pours a clear, reddish amber. A fine, deep color. Has a decent off-white head that leaves a good bit of patchy lacing.

The aroma is rather light, but has a promising mix of toasted malt and spicy hops. As anticipated, the flavor is neither bold nor strong but, like the aroma, is a well balanced mix of hops and malts, with the hops in the background. Sweet up front, then becoming mildly bitter by the finish. Although I canot put my finger on it, both the flavor and the aroma are somewhat unusual -- probably just an unusual choice of hops. This is not at all unappealing, just different. Lightly sweet.

M: medium-light body; ample carbonation.

O: an easy drinking beer. Recommended for fans of this style.

chinchill, Feb 05, 2012
Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.