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South Ridge Amber Ale
- Crystal Springs Brewing Company
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Crystal Springs Brewing Company
Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale
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(Beer added by: tone77 on 09-01-2013)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 2
Reviews by tone77:
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. I surprised he didn't add it, and if I would have checked first I would not have drank it yet. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has an amberish/golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is pretty malty, some notes of caramel. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, a bit of caramel is present, smooth and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.
Serving type: can
09-01-2013 15:58:48 |
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Ha! My local, in-person trader, tone77, is apologizing to me for having added this beer, but we need to coordinate our efforts. I don't mind if he adds a beer before me as it then gives me the opportunity to ensure that a picture is approved before cracking mine open. The CANQuest (TM) is a multifaceted, nuanced venture with its own set of rules and operating standards. Join today!
No verbiage on the shrink-wrapped CAN, but the picture does not capture the green pine trees on the brown background which are meant to evoke the south ridge slopes, I assume.
This was a masterpiece of a Crack & inverted Glug on my part, if I may say so immodestly! I created a finger of dense, tawny head with great retention, Color was a coppery-amber (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was appropriately redolent with pine hops underlain with caramel malt. I remember John Frantz of LNCBC telling me in the early part of the century that as a style, American Amber was dead, since that was the style originally brewed by most early craft brewers and done to death in his estimation. He was wrong - it was dormant, awaiting reincarnation in a slightly hoppier form. Mouthfeel was medium, but hovering just above thinness. Taste, however, was very minty initially, then cut with a caramel sweetness. I liked the way the two tastes seemed to seamlessly intermingle on my tongue. Great, sticky lacing began to form with every draught out of the glass. The finish was semi-dry with the mintiness of the hops counterbalanced by the malt. Early iterations of the style were more malt-forward and therefore not to my liking as a hophead. This beer was more to my preference.
Serving type: can
09-13-2013 02:33:38 |
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