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Murphy's Law Amber Ale - Smartmouth Brewing Company

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Murphy's Law Amber AleMurphy's Law Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Smartmouth Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: clayrock81 on 11-15-2012

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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 8
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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of clayrock81
3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Perhaps I shouldn't preface my review with this statement but I will. Of the three Smartmouth beers I have had, this is the only one I did not really enjoy. I like my amber ales balanced with hops and malts playing an equal part and this is not balanced in my opinion. Poured a clearish reddy brown body with decent head and a blandish aroma of mild hops and little bit of caramel and roasted malts, but all very faint. However, upon drinking I find that the roasted malts overpower everything else. The sweetness from caramel and possible other malts, along with balance and crispness and steady mouthflow that comes from a decent amount of hops are all neutralized. Mostly, it just feels like a dry, roasted, "weak stout". The finish is very dry and I find this less a session beer and more of a sipper.

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2.88/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Kmlund
3.29/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -13%

12 oz can.

clear medium amber color. thin off-white head that fades. malty sweet aroma, a bit nutty. a bit of butterscotch in the taste, not bad but not real great flavor. medium body and carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JayQue
3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on-tap at the Green Parrot in Virginia Beach. Served in an ice-cold pint glass so the head was fairly suppressed. Nice reddish amber color and some filmy lacing on the glass.

Aroma is fairly mild, some hoppiness and more than a touch of Belgian-type yeast.

I had this with fried oysters and onion rings and the flavor worked well with food. A bit more hoppy than malty but there were elements of both. The yeast thing I noticed in the aroma was more prominent in the taste. Seemed to work well with the other flavors and added a bit of novelty to the taste.

Mouthfeel was crisp with a nice touch of bitterness.

I would order this one again.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.94/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not one of my favorites. This beer pours a reddish brown color with ok head. This beer overall is weak in flavor,. Wanted more hop bitterness but got a mild malt bitterness that wasnt that great. Seems a little watery and lacks the robust flavor of a good amber ale....Won't revisit, sorry

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Murphy's Law Amber Ale from Smartmouth Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.