American Hero | Liquid Hero Brewery

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81
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69 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Liquid Hero Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
liquidhero.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Slatetank on 12-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a sly transparent amber color with some carbonation seen rising to fill a finger’s worth of white foamy head. Soft film of white foamy head congregates around the glass. The lace is the same. The aroma has a soft malty sweet blend of biscuits, white bread, caramel, toffee and grassy hops. Some fruitcake comes in as it warms. The flavor was sticky malty sweet with the biscuits seemingly tasting like they’re honey coated. Some nuttiness comes out. Hops seem barely there. Crisp nutty caramel/toffee/toasty/fruitcake aftertaste. Sticky malty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. ABV felt fine. Overall, good as a red ale worthy of having again for the style.

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Photo of d_stack
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Solid - a nice balance of maltiness offset by a bit of bitterness from the hops. On the lighter side of medium bodied and not overly carbonated. Easy drinking and refreshing.

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Photo of jmg480
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcole524
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagoish
3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jimpyle48
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from can

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Octoberist
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EvoRich
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of twenteone
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lettsgo3
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PorterThwarter
2.75/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of buzzy
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #86 (Mar 2014):

Citrus, Toasty, Yeast

A well-put-together Amber Ale, the brewers dose this brew sufficiently with Cascade and Centennial hops. This beer has some body to it, while the toasted malt flavor evens things out. Even with all of this, though, it lands around the middle of the pack.

STYLE: American Amber Ale | ABV: 5.7% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Photo of bradacad
4.45/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A standard bearer for ambers.

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Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MammothTarantula
2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jamato14
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very hazy amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high beige colored head that died down, leaving lots of lacing on the surface and the sides of the glass as well as a collar around the edge.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts and grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts and floral and grassy hops, the latter of which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness. There also seem to be some hints of earthy yeast.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very well balanced between the malts and hops; the taste seems like a constant battle between caramel and bitterness on your taste buds with alternating notes of sweetness and grassy hops.

Serving type: can

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.49/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a relatively clear deep reddish amber in color with light amounts of active visible carbonation and some garnet red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of bubbly thick film surrounded by a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of biscuit malts, toasted malts, and caramel malts with moderate aromas of grassy and spicy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted, biscuit, and caramel malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of grassy and spicy hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable, though nothing spectacular. Nicely balanced with the flavors and aromas of the hops + malts - neither is overpowering.

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Photo of ptickle
2.33/5  rDev -33%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not overly impressed, like other beers better

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American Hero from Liquid Hero Brewery
3.48 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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