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Red Cent Amber | Public Works Ale

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Public Works Ale
Maryland, United States
publicworksale.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by bubseymour on 03-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,781
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
27
pDev:
13.74%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light copper body with a soapy off-white head. Kind of looks like cream soda. Aroma is mostly caramel malt with piney hops. Flavor is much of the same, caramel malts with a hint of piney hops. Flavors are good, but not much depth. Body is medium with medium carbonation, very drinkable. A nice, basic amber with good drinkability. A good take on the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of woodychandler
3.26/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Once more, a bottle has been provided to me courtesy of local, in-person trader, tone77! I had placed it in the refrigerator and forgotten all about it until now. I am curious to try it while awaiting the opening face-off of the Yankee Stadium Outdoor Classic on NBC.

From the bottle: "Generous rations of malt and hops give body to roasted flavors for a well balanced character. Be seated and enjoy!"; "At Public Works Ale, brewing beer is a labor of love. From the finest details to the big picture, we do it right, because it just makes sense to do it that way, and because we know what it means to sit down at the end of the day and enjoy a damn fine beer."; "Good beer. good works. Public Works Ale."; "Public Works Ale donates a percentage of its proceeds toward job training in your community."

I was anxious to get started so I went with a nearly inverted pour just to see what might happen. This set up a mighty cascade-like action, resulting in just over a finger of dense, light-tan head with excellent retention. Color was a deep reddish-brown (SRM = >22, < 27) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled minty, chocolaty and even slightly smoky. Oh man, I was ready for some of this! Mouthfeel was medium, but the taste did not live up to expectations. It was not as sweet as traditional ambers, but it did not have the flavor profile that I got from the nose. Instead, it had a muted maltiness with a slightly burnt flavor in the mouth. The finish was semi-sweet, but really kind of bland, especially for the style. Oh well, all I can do is try.

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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tall glass. Julian coding seemed to indicate August bottling date, so a couple of months old.

Poured a nice reddish amber color with decent slightly off white foamy head. Clear, with good carbonation, and left nice lacing.

Couldn't get much on the nose except some sweet maltiness.

Taste was also sweet, and did leave a slight not unpleasant sour flavor in the mouth, which was a bit on the thin side.

Not bad, but not great. to be honest, not much to get excited about here.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a craft beer glass.

A: Pours an amber hue with an white, 2-finger, frothy head that slowly dissipates leaving a good trail and solid lace.

S: Malty aroma with a mild hop scent.

T: Similar to the smell there is malty flavor with some mild hops.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Just a so-so amber brew. Nothing really special.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has pretty dark amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is a bit malty, a touch of hops. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, smooth and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth an overall this is nothing spectacular, but a solid beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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