Herr Ridge Amber Ale
Appalachian Brewing Company

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3.64 | pDev: 2.75%
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
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thain709 from Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A transparent copper body with shades of ruby...an off white head falls into a spotty cap and eventually into a ring...nice lacing

S - A pleasing aroma but nothing overpowering...hops are noticeable as well as some sweet, roasted malts

T - Starts off with a blast of sweet malts...the flavors given off are that of caramel and toffee...the roasted malts come in next and provide counterpart to the sweetness...the hops come in at the end and tie everything together...they are a bit earthy...the bitterness, sweetness, and roasted aspects of this beer all play well together to leave a bittersweet aftertaste

M - Medium bodied...a tad watered down but a nice lingering flavor

D - This was an interesting take on the amber ale and I really liked...I liked it enough to have another pint and if they would have had this bottled I would have taken a six pack...I'll have to make it back before this gets kicked

Sep 22, 2009
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

While served on cask via handpump at the Harrisburg location, this was brewed at the Gettysburg branch of the chain. Named after the geographic location at the Gettysburg Battlefield.

Pours a deep, clear, amber with nearly a finger of creamy brite-white head. Retention is pretty decent, mostly around the edges, leaving some soft looking spotty lacing back. The aroma has a deep, sweet stickiness to it. I'm also picking up lightly toasted malts and some floral hop character, as well as a deep smelling yeast component that I'm trying to figure out.

The taste is similar, with sticky caramel and bready notes that seem to be a bit more balanced by hops and roast than the aroma was. Once again, that particular yeasty character comes out, leaving a fairly clean finish, although there is just a touch of slight lingering dryness left back. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a firm crispness to the feel, despite being served on cask, where you would think that this would be a little creamier.

Interesting take on an Amber Ale here. Solid flavors for the style but that particular yeast presence and the crispness in the body is making me think that this was brewed with Lager yeast? I'd like to find out a little more about this.

Mar 09, 2009
Herr Ridge Amber Ale from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 4 ratings