eRock_2013 (511) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2017
Have enjoyed this fresh on tap in downtown Greenville and also from the bottle at home in Columbia, and from both sources this is an exceptionally full-bodied and flavorful classic amber ale. Pours a transparent but dark mahogany wood color with a healthy amount of foam and an aroma of unsweet caramel. Rich toffee and caramel in the flavor but with less sugary sweetness, not much hoppy contrast. Takes a more malt-centric approach to this style and tends toward the burnt end of the caramelization spectrum. Personally, I prefer the less overt sweetness of this flavor profile much more than Thomas Creek's River Falls Red Ale, which I used to get this beer confused with. jflopsu (1804) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Pours a clear dark amber with light head. Has a strong caramel malt aroma. A mix of flavors including caramel, roasted malts, grains, and some fruits. A lingering caramel malt aftertaste. geologyguy (1662) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Light malty smell, little sweet off the bat...turns a touch bitter, a bit toasty over time...decent but a little too watery GIJOE (1256) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours reddish-brown like coke with a thin off-white head. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. A little sweet. Dusty, astringent finish. Not bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rdixon77 (3037) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Old rating. Decidedly average and boring amber with all that entails…color, malty body, some sweetness, medium body.
Tmoney99 (14983) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured clear brown hue with medium frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium aroma of toasted malt. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium flavor of sweet malt with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Smooth drinkable brew. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2015
12oz bottle, purchased on 2/23/15 from Habersham in Savannah. Shared with tmoney99. Bottle is labeled 6.8%. Mostly clear amber-brown color, with some dark particles in the body. Little ring of bubbly off-white head, few bits of lace. Toasty malt, and some caramel. Touch of dark fruit. Mildly spicy and earthy. Moderate bitter, light to moderate sweet. Medium to bigger body. Lighter, slightly rough carbonation. Mild slick finish. Surprisingly, one of the better Thomas Creek beers I picked up (I was beginning to get more and more nervous every time I popped a bottle open). Good bigger bitterness on this, good bigger flavor. A solid, darker, earthier hoppier amber ale. biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Tap takeover at Matthews Beer Temple. Very average amber ale. Well balanced but not memorable at all. Pass. DrinkinWell (389) - - JUL 27, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a bit of lacing. Spices, brown sugar on the nose. Roasted malts, molasses, hints of sugar. A really unexceptional amber ale. The worst Thomas Creek beer I’ve tried so far. chinchill (5319) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
12 oz bottle; undated.
Pours a clear deep reddish amber. Has a smallish off-white head that leaves little lacing.
The aroma is rather light, but has a promising mix of toasted malt and spicy hops. As anticipated, the flavor is neither bold nor strong but, like the aroma, is a well balanced mix of hops and malts, with the hops in the background. Sweet up front, then becoming balanced by the finish.
M: medium-light body; adequate, if a bit light, carbonation.
O: an easy drinking beer. Recommended for fans of this style.