Valor Ale | 14th Star Brewing Co.

Valor AleValor Ale
BA SCORE
3.7/5
188 Ratings
Valor AleValor Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
14th Star Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
14thstarbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 07-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,906
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
188
pDev:
10.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
59
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 188 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of dannycohen62
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatGreer
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DareOfTheHog
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of armock
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nishriver
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Uno’s, Shelbourne, VT. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds leaving some light speckled lacing roaming around the glass. The smell had a semi - sweet caramel malts to balance with a decent bitter citrus hops. The taste was balanced between the sweet and the bitter malts to hops. Decent little kick of citrus in the aftertaste and leading to the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. There’s a decent bitter citrus rolling over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good American Amber that I would have again.

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Photo of JakerLou
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stealth862
3.96/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LXMRTN
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deadmonkees
2.52/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Unfortunately, unbalanced and watery.

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Photo of Supergenou
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Collapseinward
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phantom2665
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass canned on 8/31/16 and 5.2% ABV. Pours a very attractive rusty red with some floaties, with some haze, and a nice 2 finger sticky off white head that leaves some rings of lace.

Smell is caramel, earthy hops, a little bread, apricot, pine, and a hint of grapefruit.

Taste follows caramel, apricot, a little breadyness, pine, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is on the small side of medium, plenty of life, not dry at all, and drinks pretty easy, but it drinks bigger than its ABV.

Overall this is a very nice hoppy red, earth shattering no, but solid.

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Photo of clake
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 7/22/16

Pours foggy hazy dark amber rusted orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like fresh grapefruit, black tea, pineapple, orange citrus, apple, some toasted biscuity toffee caramel malt, with woodsy earthy herbal grass and floral resinous pine. Tastes like tannic black tea, fresh grapefruit, pineapple, orange citrus, apple, toasted biscuity toffee caramel malts, with woodsy earthy herbal grass and floral resinous pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy and slick with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice hoppy amber ale.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edthehead
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.29/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of suckaj
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i am thinking i either got one of the first or one of the last pours off of this keg. the beer was beyond hazy, loaded with sediment and almost chunky in texture, even more than it sounds like other have experienced in the reviews here. its good beer though, and i can see the potential, it just needs some real cleaning up, at least in my specimen. there is a woody hop element in the richer red malty brew, it might be centennial, i taste that piney and lumber element in it, but there is also a lot of yeast which flavors the beer as much as the malt it seems like, sort of english, its a weird recipe for sure. the grain isnt as sweet as it looks like it might be, even dry in the finish, fresh baked and pretty sturdy in terms of body and depth. it seems like the american amber and red ale style has stopped evolving with craft breweries lately, like its an almost throw away safe beer for the people who dont want to try the crazy stuff, but this is a pleasantly different take on the style, and despite needing a little refinement, its quite good overall. nice in the morning, like a liquid muffin...

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bhawk1
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Valor Ale from 14th Star Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 188 ratings
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