Tornado Alley Amber Ale | Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

BA SCORE
81
good
68 Ratings
THE BROS
81
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Tornado Alley Amber AleTornado Alley Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Missouri, United States
charlevillevineyard.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
American amber ale, with a rich red hue. Made with American variety hops used to produce a medium-high hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma. The hops help to balance the malty caramel character. With a medium-full body, this ale has subtle fruity aromas and flavors sure to please any beer lovers palate!

27 IBU

Added by merlin48 on 01-25-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
68
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 23
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2/5  rDev -42.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a murky, copper/brown color with a very bubbly, foamy, tan, one-finger head. No lacing to speak of.

S - It smelled of biscuity malt, caramel and some fruity notes.

T - It had caramel malt flavors mixed with some butterscotch. It had an odd bitterness and almost a musty quality.

M - It was a little thin with an overly dry finish. It had a sticky/gummy mouthfeel. A light bodied brew.

D - This didn't taste great and the mouthfeel was quite uncomfortable.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Skyjmpr
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Red in color and a bit hazy. Not much head and thin lacing. Few rising bubbles, even with a fairly rough pour.

Not too much in the way of smell. A bit of hops/malt mix.

Tastes decent enough, but nothing outstanding. A bit of caramel malt and a touch of hops, with just a tinge of fruitiness.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin and flat from lack of enough carbonation. Slight lingering fruit/bitter aftertaste.

Drinks very average. Not too impressive but ok.

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Photo of EvanWilliams
3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cresant
3.06/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a Sierra Nevada etched tulip pint. The body was a pretty amber-copper color, bright and clear. The light tan head was over two fingers with a hard pour. A filmy, tiny cap remained.

Smell was bready. Raisins. Wet grain or dough. Nutty.

Taste was also bready, whole wheat and dense. Prunes. Nuts.

Mouthfeel was lighter than expected. Not much carbonation but it left a sizzle on the tongue after the swallow.

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3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a well-hazed, dark amber body with a thin, whitish head.

Smell: Modestly malty notes of toasty bread crusts, caramel, and cocoa. Some scant herbal, earthy accents as well as a noteworthy background tart scent.

Taste: Initial malty taste of toasted bread with lightly sweet hints of caramel and cocoa. Curious tartness creeps into the taste. Lightly herbal, citrusy hop character and bitterness. Drying finish with that slight tartness enduring into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: That's it? Well, it's definitely not the best amber ale to be had out there by any means.

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3.24/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of moarmare
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of MadHopMaster
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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Tornado Alley Amber Ale from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
3.48 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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