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Valor Ale - 14th Star Brewing Co.

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Valor AleValor Ale

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BA SCORE
82
good

29 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
14th Star Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-27-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

InspectorBob, Sep 07, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%

Boswell47, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

costanzo_mike, Aug 21, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +9%

Jason, Aug 14, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +33.3%

beis, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

bigred89, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

MacQ32, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

aoampm, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of VelvetExtract
3.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours clear and reddish in hue. Head is a thicker chunk of off-white. Actually a pretty brew.

S-Balanced but I think there is something subtle about the malt that makes me enjoy it more than I'd expect. Lightly spicy. Caramel and bread. Pine hops.

T-Not rewriting any brewing books here but it works. Malt is more complex. Sweet but also has dry components. Bread crusts. Hops are pine, somewhat floral and spicy.

M-Light side of medium in body. A bit creamy. Moderately carbonated.

O-Pleases in its subtleties. I also always enjoy seeing a brewery's flagship being a rather underutilized style.

VelvetExtract, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

ZEB89, Jun 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

rlamoy, Jun 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

LoveStout, May 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

acurtis, May 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

sgn4779, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

dunix, Mar 19, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44%

Cascade77, Mar 17, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber color,half a finger of bone white head,,minimal lacing.

Aroma is mostly malty with some hops underneath.

Flavor is not what I was expecting from a hoppy amber as the malt shines for the most part, though as it warmed it had a little more to offer in the bitterness department.

Mouthfeel was light medium, sort of thin, well carbonated.

Not a bad effort, but when a bottle of Vermont Ale claims to be "hoppy" on the label, it has a lot to live up to when comparing it to other hoppy Vermont offerings.

Hendry, Mar 02, 2014
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2.74/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the brewery.

Medium amber in color, clear, with a thin white head that held at a ringlet, dotting the glass with lace. Aroma of biscuity malts, herbal hops, ammonia. This kind of fell apart for me in the taste department. Herbal hop notes soon gave way to an uncomfortable soapiness, hints of ammonia, overlaid on a biscuity malt base. The off-flavors dominated, unfortunately. Body was light-medium, mouthfeel was crisp, but again, kind of off and awkward, making it something I probably wouldn't go back for again, especially considering this was fresh from the source.

Rifugium, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Stonehill64, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12%

Molson2000, Jan 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

jamesewelch, Oct 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

kabritz, Oct 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Varkias41, Oct 01, 2013
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Valor Ale from 14th Star Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.