Valor Ale | 14th Star Brewing Co.

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3.7/5
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197 Ratings
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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

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Added by Bierman9 on 07-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,056
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
197
pDev:
10.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
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Ratings: 197 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Velivolus
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dchansen54
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bloodsnot77
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Maudrey
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benjaminsa
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first introduction to 14Star. A staple at many eateries that you can always fall back on. Nice taste and easy to drink.

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Photo of Norske42
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid Amber red ale. Would definitely drink again. Not at the top of my shopping list, but more because I lean more towards NEIPA or porter/stout.

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Photo of RickStalzer
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Valor Ale from 14th Star Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 197 ratings