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Smoked Amber - Triple C Brewing Co.

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Smoked Amber
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BA SCORE
78
okay

24 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 18.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Triple C Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cherry Wood Smoked Malt and English Golden Naked Oats give this beer a truly unique flavor. Slight smokiness pairs well with the nuttiness from the oats and great flavor from German Chocolate Wheat Malt. A great beer to pair with BBQ, fish, or any hearty meal!

29 IBU

(Beer added by: CBlack85 on 09-17-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Daktah:
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Daktah

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2.83/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Very happy to have another brewery on the south side of Charlotte, and the tasting room is the perfect mix of industrial sleek and neighborhood warmth. Great job!

Had the regular and the nitro versions, which were fun to compare. Scoring reflects some mix of the two. Darker red than most ambers I've tried (or remember) recently, which I kind of liked. Seemed to be lacking a strong scent - got a little of the smoke and a touch of malt, but not much else. The taste brings the smoke out and is actually pretty good. Not spectacular, but interesting. The nitro version felt a little too flat and didn't have the creaminess I thought nitro would add. The regular version was lightly carbonated and felt thin. The thin feel of these beers (and all of their others - I tried the Light Rail Pale Ale, Babymaker DIPA, Blonde and Greenway IPA) is the dominant characteristic. Each beer, for the applicable style, seemed somewhat watery. The Greenway IPA was the most complete and is pretty solid. I'll stick with it for now and hope that the other beers get dialed in a bit more.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2012 20:28:21 | More by Daktah
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A blood sausage dark red, really dark for an amber. Just a Whispy layer of white. More impressive straight from the draft of course.

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On tap at the brewery. Served in a pint glass

Relatively clear copper/amber color with reddish highlights. About two fingers worth of off white head that slowly recedes into a smallish crown that lingers throughout the life of the pint leaving behind a fair amount of lacing.

Caramel and biscuity malts mingle with the smokiness giving off a nice complex aroma. There is just the slightest hint of hops, but not enough to distract you from the smoke and malts. Very nice

Bready, toasty, and caramel malt notes top out the flavors. The smokiness is present but not overpowering, leaving behind a nice aftertaste. What hops are there are slightly citrusy, but more floral and earthy. Medium bodied and moderately carbonated with a very smooth mouthfeel. Very complex, but easily drinkable beer

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Smoked Amber from Triple C Brewing Co.
78 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.