American Hero | Liquid Hero Brewery

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American HeroAmerican Hero

Brewed by:
Liquid Hero Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Slatetank on 12-16-2011

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
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 WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
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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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

I have been slacking where The CANQuest ™ is CANcerned, reducing and eradicating my interminable bottle backlog, but I am now rededicated to the real mission, which is to review EVERY CANned beer in existence. I love the guys at Liquid Hero and have even been over to visit their digs in York, PA. When they began CANning, they knew of my affinity for beer in metal cylinders and began bringing me some at various events. Things bogged down while awaiting picture approval, but now, all is in readiness.

From the CAN: “This beer is our hero because it was the very first perfected beer we made. Easy drinker, nice amber color, not too hoppy and not too malty. Great for deck parties, backyard ladder golf games, or just sittin’ at a bar. And the best part of it all is that we put it in a [CAN]! Cheers! [undersigned] Matt [,] Josh & Christian”.

When the Crack! happens, it’s a party now, boys! Once more, it was a brimful CAN and these types of parties involve the inverted Glug. The resulting pseudo-cascade was fantastic! The three-finger cap of dense, rocky, tawny head sat there in defiance of me, refusing to move and willing to wait me out. Go the f**k ahead, M-F’er! I sat patiently and watched as it slid down the glass, leaving lovely lacing in its wake. Color was a Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a biscuit maltiness accompanied by a grassy hoppiness. The CAN read “Unfiltered” and my last pour unleashed a little sludge as lees. No problem as that is what makes and keeps me a regular guy. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was a nice, happy medium between the bready, biscuit malts and the grassy hops. I CAN remember being told, about a decade ago, that the Amber style was dead, but with the love of hops, it has been revived, sans the cloying sweetness that used to be a trademark of the style. Finish was semi-dry, since the malts were not imparting a whole lot of sweetness to begin with and the grassy hops lingered well after the swallow.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on tap at the White rose -served chilled in a pils glass.

The color is murky ruddy brown with a thick cream cap w/ ultrafine bead and light lace clings. The beer has an ulfiltered look that gives translucent clarity. The smell of the amber is lightly fruit with a slight diacetyl note with mild toasted malt odor. A mildly creamy body, slightly yeasty feel and fruity with a gentle malt element with medium body and semi-sweet finish.

The taste is above average with an appropriate amount of caramel and bready sweetness and mild toasted notes. There is a slight fruity tanginess from the yeast with slick buttery accent however it finishes semi-dry with low bitterness. This has a bit of sweetness but doesn't fall into the full malt or higher than average hopping type amber categories which brings it down overall for me. the taste could have a cleaner yeast which also makes it lackluster for me. It could use some refining in general, but I prefer a drier amber overall.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
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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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Another can courtesy of the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty deep amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some light hops. Taste is also on the mild side, some hops, light malts, easy drinking but kind of a bit on the bland side. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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American Hero from Liquid Hero Brewery
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