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Valor Ale - 14th Star Brewing Co.

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Valor AleValor Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 07-27-2013

No notes at this time.
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2.77/5  rDev -24.1%
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.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Valor Ale from 14th Star Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.