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Oakshire Amber - Oakshire Brewing

Oakshire AmberOakshire Amber

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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.27%


Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as 'Willamette Amber'.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-20-2008)
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BESTIALEX

Oregon

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-04-2013 02:49:56 | More by BESTIALEX
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d_brommer_nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-05-2014 00:40:18 | More by d_brommer_nh
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Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-02-2014 20:40:28 | More by woodenbones
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 02:51:54 | More by Bookseeb
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cherche

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

03-02-2014 20:23:47 | More by cherche
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kp29

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-13-2014 05:22:42 | More by kp29
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Zach122

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-28-2013 19:01:46 | More by Zach122
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throwerbri

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

12-02-2013 01:14:05 | More by throwerbri
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MikeRice1969

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

10-07-2013 00:50:05 | More by MikeRice1969
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ssteakley

Washington

3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 03:46:44 | More by ssteakley
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tjcamm

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-19-2013 02:29:14 | More by tjcamm
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dipso123

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-13-2013 00:12:58 | More by dipso123
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anteater

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-29-2013 04:46:07 | More by anteater
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-24-2013 19:49:32 | More by 2beerdogs
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-18-2013 04:16:39 | More by billab914
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.14/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 04:44:20 | More by Nerudamann
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-07-2013 01:26:56 | More by ygtbsm94
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Spikester

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 04:55:24 | More by Spikester
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Brad007

Vermont

3.43/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 21:09:13 | More by Brad007
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metter98

New York

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2013 23:31:48 | More by metter98
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InfernoBoss

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

02-16-2013 04:58:35 | More by InfernoBoss
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N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

4.2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

brown bomber into standard pint.

A:Pours a pretty solid copper color. Very clear, a somewhat aggressive pour got about 3/4 inch of slightly off white head that became a thin cap littered with some large bubbles and a pretty good looking ring also scattered with some bigger bubbles. leaving good lacing on the glass though.

S: at first whiff I get a lot of malt from the body a quick swirl provides an herbal note. nothing strong or overly hoppy. Just enough aroma to let you know the beer has been hopped. Northwest hop choices in this one of course. Appealing but it doesn't stand out from the crowd and scream "DEAR GOD DRINK ME I AM THE WORLDS BEST SMELLING AMBER ALE!"

T: Opens with a great hit of malt flavor. I love ambers/reds anyway so I am a little biased. Well balanced no excess sweetness and no overpowering hop bitterness either. After the first wave of flavor it starts on the bitter track. That pretty standard northwest hop flavors permeate the finish but without the citrus notes. Finishes with that herbal note in the nose and lingers for a while on the palate.

M: great middle of the road medium body. Not so heavy you want to take a nap after but not so light you feel like you just drank water. exactly where the body should be for the style I think. Not much carbonation in this one but as the beer crosses the tongue it agitates and forms some of that foamy head i saw in the glass making the beer feel creamy in a good way.

O: A winner for sure. This beer is a great example of the style. Nothing that makes it jump out and beg to be drank but nothing that would make you avoid it. Very sessionable. It has won me over.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 03:44:50 | More by N3rdM3t4l
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carteravebrew

Colorado

2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

01-30-2013 22:03:25 | More by carteravebrew
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a mason jar mug at Hole in the Wall BBQ

A- Poured a very dark murky amber color with a frothy off-white head that left no lace

S- Almost no aroma, some light bready malt charater

T- Lots of big and rich caramel and bready malts. Bright citrus hop character, some earthy and floral notes.

M- Refreshing, prickly carbonation, smooth, dry, and very easy to drink

O- This is a great balanced and flavorful amber ale. Nice malt and hop character and very refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2012 04:45:22 | More by Hoptometrist
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shelby415

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

09-15-2012 06:47:52 | More by shelby415
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Oakshire Amber from Oakshire Brewing
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