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Oakshire Amber - Oakshire Brewing

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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atpca

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

07-16-2014 05:35:02 | More by atpca
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-09-2014 04:13:59 | More by warpedrevolution
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2014 01:52:44 | More by puboflyons
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Fuzzycuffs

Oregon

4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-17-2014 23:44:36 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-07-2014 21:11:27 | More by nmann08
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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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woodenbones

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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Oakshire Amber from Oakshire Brewing
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