Oakshire Amber - Oakshire Brewing
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3.49/5 rDev -1.4%
From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on May 17, 2014.
It is an attractive looking chestnut amber pour with a short-lived off-white head and good clarity.
The aroma is not very pungent. I get some sweet and roasted caramel malts but little else.
Light to medium body
Those sweet roasted caramel malts are also in the taste but there is a definite bitter bite on the tail end which cuts like a knife and then fades away. A very typical amber ale.
05-18-2014 01:52:44 | More by puboflyons
3.48/5 rDev -1.7%
Appearance has a rich amber color supporting a steady head leaving fair lace. Smell of darker caramel malt and light hop having a light astringency throughout. Taste of the rich darker malts with a mild hop balance. Mouthfeel is medium light with good carbonation.
04-02-2014 02:51:54 | More by Bookseeb
3.43/5 rDev -3.1%
If there is no IPA then I go for the Amber Ale. This one taste like so many others...are they putting different labels on the same beer? Above average, great for parties, tailgates, or sort of general purpose. I would drink it again if there is nothing better on the menu.
10-01-2013 03:46:44 | More by ssteakley
3.14/5 rDev -11.3%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Look - nice amber color, with maybe a millimeter of foam.
Smell - nothing that stands out in the aroma, just a typical malty type of smell.
Taste - malt presence is there, but mostly there's a slight warming sensation and a bit of a bite. This one seems to favor on the side of hops, but the taste of hops isn't there. It almost has a musky quality to the taste.
Mouthfeel - pretty well-balanced, not too creamy, not too thin.
Overall - not a bad brew, but not one of my favorites. It just seems to be off a bit in its balance. At least for an amber.
06-28-2013 04:44:20 | More by Nerudamann
3.73/5 rDev +5.4%
Dark and hazed with almost one finger of off white head. Lacing only where the head was. Head recedes quickly.
Smell is all malts with a hint of earthy hops.
Taste is dark earthy hops with a fair amount of malt support.
Mouthfeel is quite full for an amber. Carbonation is on the low side. It has a fairly dry finish with some lingering leathery bitterness.
Overall quite a let down from a brewer I respect. Could be old. The bit of inked on date on the label was smudged. If I get a fresh example I will revise or update this review.
12-17-2013 Upgrade and additional notes.
Amber an clear with a large white head that sticks around. Lacings are plentiful.
Smell is about the same as before.
Taste is earthy bitter hops with some bready malts. Could use a bit more malts as the hops are slightly in the lead.
Overall a not sweet amber. Pretty easy drinking whatever you call it.
05-17-2013 04:55:24 | More by Spikester
3.43/5 rDev -3.1%
Pours a mild amber with a white head into my glass. Mild? More like dark. Still a good color.
Sweet with just a touch of the "northwest hops" (as mentioned on the label) in the nose. More pine than citrus.
Ditto for the taste. Reminds me of a brown ale. Probably the specialty malts used. Very easy-going with a touch of butteriness.
Lingering hops, buttery-sweet malt make up the feel here. Clean finish.
A decent amber ale for a mild spring day.
05-14-2013 21:09:13 | More by Brad007
3.63/5 rDev +2.5%
On-tap at Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery, Brattleboro, VT
A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin beige head that died down and left a thin film of bubbles on the surface and a thin ring around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of earthy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of earthy hops along with notes of caramel malts and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice amber ale that is neither too malty nor too bitter. It paired quite well with a burger.
05-12-2013 23:31:48 | More by metter98
Oakshire Amber from Oakshire Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.