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Tornado Alley Amber Ale | Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery

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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
Ranking:
#40,300
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
69
pDev:
11.95%
Bros Score:
3.57
 
 
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Gots:
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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.41/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.57/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.5/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.35/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.28/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Picked this (and 2 other Charleville brews) as singles at a Trader Joe’s in St. Louis.

Appearance: Hazy amber, with only slight carbonation, and no lace to speak of. Could use some improvement here, already. Not a promising start.

Aroma: Caramel and toffee maltiness, and a hint of sweetness. Pretty solid amber characteristics, so points for being “on style”.

Taste: Rich and malty sweet, with more of those caramel and toffee notes, and a slight hint of fruitiness in there. I get a touch of hop bitterness coming in near the finish, too. Despite the low carbonation, this one’s pretty decent for the style, though not one I’d pursue again.

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3.24/5  rDev -5.5%

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2/5  rDev -41.7%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark honey hued body with a lasting one-finger thick head, creamy and white. Very little aroma but does suggest some caramel and tree nuts. Taste has strong burnt sugar and caramel and toffee notes; just a slight hint of hop bitterness. Solid medium body with a rich and tingling mouthfeel.

I was ready to greatly downgrade the taste on my first sip -- it seemed pretty weak but very quickly blossomed into a rich, satisfying malt experience. I was a tad disappointed with a pretty weak aroma, but overall, this is a very nice amber ale. It delivers a solid malt backbone and doesn't let the hops unbalance the style. Nothing exceptional yet solid all around. I'd love to get more of this stuff...

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2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

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Tornado Alley Amber Ale from Charleville Vineyard Microbrewery
Beer rating: 3.43 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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