Smugglers Cove Agave Amber | Thorn Street Brewery

8 Ratings

Brewed by:
Thorn Street Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mactrail on 08-17-2013

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Photo of Pete_Simpson
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mactrail
3.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear dark amber brownish color in the pint shaker. Some grainy aromas. Average carbonation.

This starts out with some pleasant malty warmth with a sweet touch. Maybe it's the agave syrup. Also some dark roast malt and caramel flavors. A little winey and a little scratchy in the back of the throat. A tangy aftertaste. Reasonably drinkable if you like the maltier style, but I am not being convinced that agave is a good additive to beer from the several I've had.

On tap at the brewpub. Between the chalkboard, the printed beer list, and the website, it's a little informal as to what a particular batch is called. The ABV seems to vary between 5.6 and 6.2.

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Photo of Marvicsin
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BreweryRun
3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarrettB
3.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

December 11th, 2013 - Thorn St.'s Agave Ale was an attractive option as I looked up upon Coin-Op's menu. I'd practically been drinking agave syrup over the last few weeks, decorating my yogurt with it to make a palatable dessert. And as soon as the beer was poured I began to see some similarities, especially in color, though not in clarity. The aroma is lightly hopped, with some of those sweet caramel notes, and, alas, no real agave, though I suppose the scent might be sweeter than one would expect otherwise. The body is medium in weight, and quickly rushes the tongue with toasted grains and cinnamon, with a slightly sweeter aftertaste. The palate comes across as a bit flat, given all the zesty sweet-spice, but the hops is nonetheless pronounced and active. Again, no agave here, but more than that, this brew falls a little flat, both in the mouthfeel and the overall experience.

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Photo of frozenjogurt
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Irrationalist
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Smugglers Cove Agave Amber from Thorn Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.38 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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