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American Hero | Liquid Hero Brewery

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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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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. can poured into a tumbler glass.

A: deep amber, some chill haze, with a half inch of light khaki haze. Little lacing.

S: Some biscuity malts, slight caramel, and some very light earthy/citric hop.

T: The malt bill is pretty dry. Biscuity, and slight caramel sweetness. Hops overshoot their mark to balance and are slightly too bittering on the finish. Pretty tasty nonetheless.

M- A bit too dry, bitter and metallic, but lighter side of medium.

O - If they could back off the bitterness, and find a yeast strain to impart some fruity notes, they'd have something here (New Belgium Fat Tire as an example) I'd certainly have it again though. Lots of English Bitter qualities here rather than an Amber Ale.

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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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American Hero from Liquid Hero Brewery
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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