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Murphy's Law Amber Ale | Smartmouth Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Smartmouth Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
smartmouthbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by clayrock81 on 11-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,202
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
64
pDev:
11.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of atrocity
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Davepoolesque
2.88/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hophugger
2.94/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not one of my favorites. This beer pours a reddish brown color with ok head. This beer overall is weak in flavor,. Wanted more hop bitterness but got a mild malt bitterness that wasnt that great. Seems a little watery and lacks the robust flavor of a good amber ale....Won't revisit, sorry

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Photo of crwrunner
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of ShanePB
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -14%

12 oz can.

clear medium amber color. thin off-white head that fades. malty sweet aroma, a bit nutty. a bit of butterscotch in the taste, not bad but not real great flavor. medium body and carbonation.

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beerrat
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

As I drink this it get worst as I drink it.

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Photo of JCarey
3.16/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to my sister for bringing up my first Smartmouth cans, been looking forward to their beers for a while.

Pours a deep brown/red, super clear, little head the recedes quickly and some lasting carbonation. No cap.(Will try different glass next time).

Earthy nose, subtle hops, slight toast.

Malty, dry, roasted and toasted malt with some toffee, hop bitterness, and a bit of a tannic, drying bite.

Medium bodied, mouth filling carbonation. Good, but not great beer. Looking forward to the Rule G.

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Photo of Unclejesse33
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of sierratwohearted
3.2/5  rDev -8.3%

a - clear amber
s - slight, slight caramelized malt. not much aroma at all to be honest.
t - caramalized, but actually almost toasted malt flavor. its not dark, but toasted malt flavor is evident, and this doesnt taste much like other ambers(bells would be my comparison here)
m - light bodied.
o - pretty lame, nothing stands out here. im a little confused on the style here too.

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Photo of delta490
3.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a deep and clear amber red with a light tan head that settles into a slight covering and leaves small soapy lacing. The aroma is mild, almost nonexistent, with just a slight cracker aroma. The taste is even blander. It's not bad but just not much to it. The body has a decent weight with a good amount of carbonation

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jgreenearrow
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Kmlund
3.29/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of clayrock81
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Perhaps I shouldn't preface my review with this statement but I will. Of the three Smartmouth beers I have had, this is the only one I did not really enjoy. I like my amber ales balanced with hops and malts playing an equal part and this is not balanced in my opinion. Poured a clearish reddy brown body with decent head and a blandish aroma of mild hops and little bit of caramel and roasted malts, but all very faint. However, upon drinking I find that the roasted malts overpower everything else. The sweetness from caramel and possible other malts, along with balance and crispness and steady mouthflow that comes from a decent amount of hops are all neutralized. Mostly, it just feels like a dry, roasted, "weak stout". The finish is very dry and I find this less a session beer and more of a sipper.

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Photo of brocktune
3.34/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gopens44
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Murphy's Law Amber Ale from Smartmouth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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