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Nov032014

RIVER FALLS THOMAS CREEK RED ALE

River Falls Thomas Creek Irish Red Ale. I was on a work trip to the Carolinas, so I got to have this South Carolina brew in Greensville, not far from its home base. So, no excuse for not being fresh.

And fresh it was. And surprising. Surprising in good ways and mediocre.

For starters, the nose isn't enormously appealing, with a fair hit of diacetyl dominating some malts and caramel. And it's not the richest looking of Irish Red Ales.

On the upside, it tasted like a lovely beer and one that you could either have a session on or just savour over a hearty winter meal.

There are strong tones of toasted bread and other grains and the finish is dry, even though the IBU level only sits at 21. The mouthfeel is also clean enough, with a medium carbonation, to give it every hint of having been brewed by proper beer lovers.

It's not exactly down the pipe of a classical Red Irish Ale, but it's a pretty good beer regardless. Some refining of the recipe to make the nose a bit less chemically infused would give this a big leap forward, though.

 

7/10

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