Starr Hill Amber Ale | Starr Hill Brewery

Starr Hill Amber AleStarr Hill Amber Ale
BA SCORE
3.37/5
163 Ratings
Starr Hill Amber AleStarr Hill Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Starr Hill Brewery
Virginia, United States
starrhill.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 07-04-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
163
pDev:
13.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 99
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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tone77
3.32/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a bit mild, some malts are detected. Taste is also a bit on the mild side, malts, some hops, a touch of caramel. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while nothing offensive, is kid of a mediocre beer.

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3/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Ryanm1
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sipped straight from the bottle as should be when enjoying a true session ale. At the get together I was at I didn't feel it was appropriate to specially request a pint glass. Can't really comment on the color or appearance. The taste didn't hold too much wait and there wasn't a ton of notes or flavors jumping out. This seemed like a standard run of the mill Red Ale maybe on par with a Killians. Below average beer from a below average microbrewery.

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3/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.15/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer poured a slightly hazy amber red with about one finger high bubbly off white head which dissipates fast leaving little acing.
The smell is of malt and caramel, synergy grain.
The Tate is likewise, dominated by malty flavors and caramel.
This medium to light bodied beer is drinkable and has a lot of Lager characteristic.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thin head on a hazy amber with a golden hue body. Some lacing. Sweet caramel malts and orange peel citrus aroma. Flavor is very sour distracting from the other notes which are mostly citrus, wood and caramel late in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Too sour. May have been a bad bottle but I bought it from the cooler at the brewery so I really home not.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Starr Hill Amber Ale from Starr Hill Brewery
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 163 ratings
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