Satan's Pony Amber Ale | South Street Brewery

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Satan's Pony Amber AleSatan's Pony Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
South Street Brewery
Virginia, United States
southstreetbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
11.21%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Jason_cs
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of willcumbie
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of acurtis
3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gopens44
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very dark beer for an amber ale. I'll call it "dusk dark cherry". Head didn't play too long, as what head that pulled up settled out to a thin beige rim foam. Nose has two equally dominant aromas - nutty and dark fruit. Maybe even my dark cherry thing. Taste begins slightly bitter with swirls of vanilla, tobacco and that cherry thing. Finish is distorted with a club soda influence, as the menacing carbonation takes a toll on the overall enjoyment. This is a pretty solid beer, I just wish the carbonation wasn't so harsh.

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Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RodSmith
2.94/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kaapstadmk
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a dark red-brown, reminiscent of iced tea. There's little to no head, though

Smell is sweet and fruity reminiscent of dried apricots and raisins.

Taste (cold) is malty and sweet. Very focused, with a light breadiness, almost like a scone or biscuit. There is a very slight dried fruit flavour on the aftertaste
Taste (warmed) is a lot broader. It has greater breadiness and a slight toasted flavour that adds some small measure of bitterness

Mouthfeel (cold) is right where I expect an ale of this colour to be - it is crisp, but there's still a definite malty fullness to it that rounds out the beer as a whole.
Mouthfeel (warmed) feels a little fuller than before, but not by much

Overall, greater than the sum of its parts - definitely will buy again.

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Photo of bigbutter
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guppy314
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Courthaus Social in Arlington, pours as light copper with a thin head that disappeared rapidly. Subtle sweet indistinct aromas. Tastes are light and sweet of malts and caramel. OK, it's fairly light fair, but it's also nicely executed.

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Photo of dcbeers
3.11/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JayQue
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad Amber Ale. Pours a clear dark amber color into a pint glass. Small light tan head with some streaks of lacing on the glass. Average head retention. Aroma and flavor are both dry biscuity malt. The flavor is quite pronounced and there is ls also a little bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is just a bit light. A lot of Red/Amber ales feature caramel malt and sweetness. Sometimes too much sweetness. This beer is fine without the caramel malt. If it had a bit more body, it would be quite good.

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Photo of LloydDobler
3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eruthos
4.71/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mastema
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.04/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of robebo44
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AMCimpi
3.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rorjets
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerqa
3.12/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into pint glass pours with medium red color and small head. Light almost fruity aroma. Taste and smell more like a lager. Taste did have a bit of tartness but the overall taste didn't linger. Nice body. Nice beer to go with food you don't want to overpower.

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

Had on tap. A dark amber, brownish copper color. Smells of caramel and not much else. Taste is similar. Very sweet. Feels rather heavy for an amber and its ABV, but maybe that's just me. Overall it's good but not much to stand out from others in the style.

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Photo of Dave1999
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Riff
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Color is a reddish amber with about a fingers worth of head that very quickly dissipated away. Smells primarily of sweeter malts, breads, and a hint of caramel. Taste is sweet, a little bit of toffee, and sweet fruit kind of like the canned mincemeat fruits. Body is light and easy to drink, no carbonation. Overall a very easy to drink beer, lighter than I thought it would be. Summer BBQ is written all over this.

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Satan's Pony Amber Ale from South Street Brewery
3.48 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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