Thomas Creek River Falls Red Ale | Thomas Creek Brewery

Thomas Creek River Falls Red AleThomas Creek River Falls Red Ale
BA SCORE
45.2%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 219 ratings
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
Ranking:
#36,573
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
219
Liked:
99
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
14.48%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 219 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of Docrock
2.52/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Drewvel
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SouthernBuckeye
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jricharc
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cantstandya65
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mullenite
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ninaturner
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Better red ales out there.

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sskains
4.94/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good - Irish red ale

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Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle.It says 6.2% abv on the label. Has a dark golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts. Taste is hops up front, caramel malts at the finish, very easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of jshusc
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slasich
3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tjcapture
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very nice red ale. I'll buy again.

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Photo of brewqueno
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo_Bill
4.73/5  rDev +31.8%
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 qcghost
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Izzi
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of skubas86
4.28/5  rDev +19.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Ozzylizard
2.12/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Frosted shaker of draft at Longhorn Steak House in Greenville, SC
Aroma - can't detect any
Head - decapitated by bartender; what remains is an off-white 2 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing poor - rare island of tiny bubbles
Body medium amber, clear
Flavor - some malt detected; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate light to medium, watery, aggressive carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 1, Flavor 2.5, Palate 2.5, Overall 2.25

Not very good but who knows how well the restaurant maintains its tap lines. I do give the Longhorn in Greenville credit for serving a local brew.

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Photo of marley2112
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of JohSchmidt
4.36/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Clemsontiger81
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%

Photo of BethanyB
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: A clear, medium gold, with visible carbonation. The color is rather light for the style. The head is large, white, and resilient.

Smell: Quite a bit of diacetyl, even for an Irish Red. The rest of the aroma profile consists of sweet malt and caramel. Not an excellent bouquet, but not off-putting, either.

Taste: The malt bill exhibits bready, toasty, and grainy flavors, with an appropriately dry, roasty finish. Caramel gives the beer an obvious, but is balanced nicely with the malt. Very low bitterness. A fine, classic Red Ale in the Irish style.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body and medium carbonation produce a refreshing, part sessionsable/part sippable mouthfeel. Even with a 6.2% ABV, some light alcohol warming adds a hearty sensation.

Overall: Not the most tip top Irish Red I've had, but definitely a solid, traditional recipe. It just needs a little more polish and finesse. In its current state, especially with the diacetyl factor, it reminds me of an award winning homebrew ...in a small, regional competition.

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Thomas Creek River Falls Red Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 45.2% out of 100 with 219 ratings
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