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Thomas Creek River Falls Red Ale | Thomas Creek Brewery

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3.59/5
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220 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:
#37,708
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
220
pDev:
14.48%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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8
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 68
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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Photo of barczar
3.23/5  rDev -10%

No idea how old this is, but it's a gusher. Took 5 minutes to see what color it was. It's amber with a billowing cream head. Aroma is metallic, with nutty notes and specialty malt fruitiness. Flavor is also metallic and nutty, with herbal hop notes. That metallic character dominates, though. Becomes phenolic as it warms.

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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3.84/5  rDev +7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

enjoyable red ale

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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4.28/5  rDev +19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Thomas Creek River Falls Red Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 220 ratings
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