Tombstone Ale | Helldorado Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Helldorado Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Gueuzedude on 08-02-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by xymyl:
Photo of xymyl
2.85/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Light copper in color with a thin little head. Fresh, light, toasty malt aroma leads to even lighter almost non-existant flavor, but you know there was a flavor because the bottom falls out in the middle, It ends with a slight malt flavor (a bit darker roast this time) and some hoppy bitterness. Body is ultra thin. What saves this beer in my estimation, is the dryness and the fact that it is served ice cold. That makes it a fairly refreshing beer that's pretty much water, which is all that I can imagine it was meant to be. I've had it out of the bottle before and it wasn't any where near as good as on tap. I know that's not saying much, but I'll have some again when I'm in Tombstone again, as long as it's really hot outside, which it often is.

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.48/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is lightly carbonated and pours with a wispy tan head. The beer is a brilliantly clear, deep ruby-amber color when held up to the light, otherwise a dark amber. The aroma is malty with interesting notes of caramelized bread crust, toasted malt, and sweet caramel. The taste is lightly sweet up front with a finish that has hints of roast malt in it. This beer is light on the palate, quite light bodied and finishes with a bit of hop bitterness. This beer is focused on the malt with notes of caramel, toffee, and toasted biscuits. There is a nice, subtle, spicy hoppiness to this beer as well. There is a lot of things going on in this beer, though it is all fairly subtle.

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Photo of aforbes10
2.42/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My wife recently visited Tuscon, AZ on business and bought this while driving through Tombstone. What a great wife.

Attractive bottle, i'll save it just for looks. Beer pours a reddish brown color with a huge bright white head. Not cloudy. looks good. Odor: uh oh. i smell butterscotch. and thats all i smell. Taste: yeah, butterscotch is the most prominent taste. There is also some maltiness but the finish is buttery and that stays with you. Would have a good flavor if not for the butter. pretty good mouthfeel. smooth enough. I like the novelty of the beer better than the beer itself. perhaps this bottle underwent some brewing problems.

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Photo of walleye
3.53/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

got this in a trade a while ago no date on bottle I do not know who it was but thanks. from the bottle poured a dark amber with a small off white head that left no lacing. aroma a sour, malt, caramel, fruity, grains. flavor hard pressed to find any but did get hints of malts and brown sugar. I do not think this aged well so I am going to rate this higher . I know this might not sit well with some people but it isn’t the breweries fault that it has been sitting in my frig. for a while. I do think this could have been a better beer fresh

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Photo of bennetj17
2.17/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Only one place in Tucson carried this brew, so it seemed like a rarity. Available as a 22oz single bottle. The pour yielded virtually zero head, although there was a fair amount of carbonation visible. The color is a clear copper. Smell doesn't give much but some hoppiness present. The taste was hoppy and a bit nutty, but dank and not sweet at all. The finish was rather empty. It felt thin and watery with little carbonation at all. The beer almost tasted stale, leaving me wondering if it had been sitting on the store shelf for some time. Either way, this brew is not worth getting in a gunfight over...

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Tombstone Ale from Helldorado Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.89 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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