Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale | Thomas Creek Brewery

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Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber AleThomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery
South Carolina, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Full-bodied, crisp and refreshing American Amber Ale with a malty flavor, rich caramel color, smokey notes and a smooth aromatic finish.

40 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2003

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of jmdrpi
2.43/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle, no date.

a clear amber with nice off-white colored head. good head retention. aroma is stale oxidixed malt, and so is the bulk of the taste - just not very good. not really any hop flavors at all. I don't think this beer is really old, as the rest of the beers in this variety case were good.
average mouthfeel, medium body, higher carbonation.

overall- just a miss.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of thezach
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Hiya, fellow beer readers. I'm about to tell you about the Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale. Rust red with a rich head that races to a wonderful lasting lace. There are some rich flavors in there, but most of them are caramel and toffee, but with a touch of roast. There's also an unpleasant cheesy taste hidden amongst the toast, sweet malt, and bitter finish.

The nose is all sweet. The beer does have a nice bitter finish and some nice flavors, but there are just far too many caramel malts and that damn cheesy umami note to be good.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of jbfarris
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of csparace
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful amber glow with a large head that turns into some awesome lacing.

Smells mildly of malts and the hops are quite hard to find. Fresh smelling just not strong or very defined.

Tastes light with some darker flavors hinting. Caramels and other fall flavors are preset.

Feels light bodied initially but a kind of stale feeling lingers.

Not a terrible beer. I'd probably enjoy this much more after some intense manual labor. There is some character to it which to me makes this a good candidate to share with people who may not enjoy the pleasures of some of our more flavorful companions.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of rangerred
2.87/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a clear deep dark copper with a one finger white head. Decent head retention with some ok lacing.

Aroma if of burnt toffee, caramel, and a touch of roasted malt. Some earth and tree bark but not much at all in the way of hops in the aroma.

The taste is very heavy on the toffee and caramel. Fairly sweet with molassass and burnt sugar. Some biscuit and tree bark. Light bitterness and a sweet, sticky mouthfeel.

Overall, not very impressed with this one. Too sweet and heavy and just not a lot of depth to the flavor. Not one I'll pick up again.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
3.4 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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