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Oakshire Amber - Oakshire Brewing

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 10.73%
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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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

KStark, Sep 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

atpca, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

warpedrevolution, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

puboflyons, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

Fuzzycuffs, May 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

nmann08, May 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

d_brommer_nh, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

woodenbones, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Bookseeb
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Bookseeb, Apr 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

cherche, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

kp29, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Zach122, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

throwerbri, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

MikeRice1969, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of ssteakley
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

ssteakley, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

tjcamm, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

dipso123, Aug 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

anteater, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

2beerdogs, Jul 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

billab914, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of Nerudamann
3.14/5  rDev -11.3%
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.

Nerudamann, Jun 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

ygtbsm94, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Spikester, May 17, 2013
Photo of Brad007
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Brad007, May 14, 2013
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Oakshire Amber from Oakshire Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.