Thomas Creek River Falls Red Ale | Thomas Creek Brewery

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Thomas Creek River Falls Red AleThomas Creek River Falls Red Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery
South Carolina, United States
thomascreekbeer.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.65%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
21 IBU

Added by John on 12-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
215
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
15.65%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
28
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +44.9%

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5/5  rDev +44.9%

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5/5  rDev +44.9%

Photo of Sskains
4.94/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good - Irish red ale

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Photo of Boo_Bill
4.73/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A nice smooth red ale. Smoother and very so slightly sweeter than Killians. I'll buy again.

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Photo of Izzi
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

enjoyable red ale

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of ordybill
4.42/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Thomas Creek brewery in Greenville, SC. The appearance is a reddish orange color with a small white head. The aroma is slight malt and grains. The taste is toasted malt and is slightly bitter.

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Photo of PHarm
4.39/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohSchmidt
4.36/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of skubas86
4.28/5  rDev +24.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +24.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of beerblogger
4.19/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color typical of the style; deep copper. Lingering, off-white head in the glass. Caramel malt in the nose, no hop presence. Good malt flavors mid-palate, with light English hop flavors and roasted malt well balanced. I'd say medium body but with crisp mouth feel and dry, light roasted and very smooth finish. Very easy drinker.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.09/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Thanks to thagr81us for this.

3.5 A: Clear orange amber color. One and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention isn't so good and only a touch of lacing.

4.5 S: Smells more like a brown than a red...and I like it. Lots of nuttiness with sweet caramel close behind. Candy like sugary sweetness third. Simple, but really nice.

4.0 T: Again, simple but pleasant. Nuttiness is number one again. Caramel, toffee, and a moderate balancing bitterness.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Perhaps a bit too much carbontation. Reasonably creamy and smooth.

4.0 D: After looking at the average for this, I'm not quite sure why everyone hates it. It's a solid red ale that tastes more like a brown ale. I'd happily drink this again.

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Photo of Louismmce
4.07/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Olde Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta, Georgia. The label is currently listing the ABV% as being 6.2%.

Appearance: Pours a clear, coppery body the hue of a somewhat used (but abused) penny. Two fingers of slowly settling, whitish froth. Adequate lacing.

Smell: Sweet-scented caramel, though light, paired with even lighter hints of fruit and zestful herbs.

Taste: Lightly bready, caramel edged maltiness with a fair amount of pleasing initial sweetness. Faint, faint nuttiness as the malts roll around the palate for a few sips. Hint of baked spiced apple as the fruitiness comingles with the lightly spicy, scantly herbaceous hops. Low bitterness. Drying, malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Reasonably smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Good drinkability here, the Red Ale does a fine job at just simply being a Red Ale. Though the label states the beer as being 6.2%, I'd prefer the 5-something listed here on the site, to keep things even more easily drinkable.

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Thomas Creek River Falls Red Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
3.45 out of 5 based on 215 ratings.
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