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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 | website

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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Photo of clemtig76
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had one on tap at Carrabba's in Greenville, SC. Beautiful amber color with a thin, off white head. Nice caramel malt aroma with just a hint of citrusy hops. The taste has a rich caramel malt character with citrusy hops in the background. A well balanced ale with no apparent faults.

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Photo of brentk56
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a clear copper body with a very nice head that hangs around for a while; not much lacing, however

Smell: Caramel malt and some nuttiness on the nose

Taste: What a surprise! I was expecting a balanced malt/bitter beer but the malts were quickly overwhelmed by bitterness that was getting close to sour. Perhaps I had a bottle that was on its way out.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with nice carbonation

Drinkability: As I finished the bottle, each sip became progressively more sour. Half an hour later, I'm still trying to get rid of the sour taste.

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Photo of Backer2004
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this out at My Father's Pizza and Pasta in Black Mountain, NC--great place I might add. This was the only beer I had not tried available and the beer list only said Thomas Creek (no style at all). pours nice head, average carbonation, and little lacing. Smooth and crisp and all "good" qualities for an amber ale. Only wanted one, however. Would like to try more from this South Carolina brewery.

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Photo of merlin48
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed, copper amber body, with a tightknit, ivory head that retains well, and deposits patches of lace down the glass.
Aroma is caramel malt and some orange blossom scented hops.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated.
The taste has a deep, malt character of caramel and toffee. There is a slight orange citrus hop note, and a nutty character that evokes an ESB. Malty sweetness dominates, but the hops have enough bittering to add a delicate balance, and slightly bitter finish.
This amber ale was much better than expected, and significantly better than the two other brews I've had from this South Carolina, brewery. I will, definitely, buy this one again.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured amber brown with a slight haze. The head was off-white and fell quickly, but laced the glass.

The aroma was malty and sweet with caramel and some slight fruitiness.

The flavor was caramel with a backbone of bittering. The bitterness had a citrusy quality, but was not prominent in the flavor.

The finish was dry with lasting citrus in the background. The body was medium.

12 ounce bottle. Purchased at Total Wine in Charleston, SC. A little more hop flavor and aroma would really improve this beer.

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Photo of Loki
3.01/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear amber color. I couldn?t judge the head as I tasted in 2.5oz shot glasses. I detected some malt, mild hops, and hints of fruit. The taste is of sweet malts with caramel undertones. The high carbonation and smooth, slightly sweet finish give a good mouthfeel. Decent amber with a little more carbonation that I would like to see.

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Thomas Creek Appalachian Amber Ale from Thomas Creek Brewery
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