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Valor Ale - 14th Star Brewing Co.

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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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4.76/5  rDev +33.3%

beis, Aug 12, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.89/5  rDev +9%

Jason, Aug 14, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +7.6%

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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3.83/5  rDev +7.3%

Weed-wacking? Done. Lunch? Consumed.... It's 'Zebo time, and Bier time! Diving into a bottle of Valor Ale, snagged at the brewery in early June, for $5.00.

Poured into a nonic, it is a clear, medium chestnut colored bier. Head is wispy thin and light beige, clinging to the sides. Carbo is scattered and sparse, and lacing is light. Aroma has some solid caramel malt, some earthiness, and a bit of citrus lurking arrears. Body is solidly medium, and it is fairly smooth down the hatch.

Though the flavor has some caramel, toffee and toasty maltiness, it is the hoppyness that grabs your attention. It is a mix of floral hops and some citrus, with a smidge of rindyness thrown it. The hops linger well in the aftertaste. This one is quite easy drinking, and the fact that a portion of the proceeds go towards Veterans programs is a bonus! Prosit!

3.83/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Bierman9, Jul 27, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +5.3%

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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Valor Ale from 14th Star Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.