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River Rat Amber Ale - Main St. Grille & Brewing Company

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River Rat Amber Ale
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Ratings: 8
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Main St. Grille & Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: bigdeuce on 05-07-2010)
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Photo of akorsak


3.3/5  rDev -11.3%

Number two in my flight at Main Street. River Rat was awarded "Best Amber Ale" at the 4th Annual OH Brew Week (2009).

A: The amber ale is, well, amber although a much darker amber that you may first think off. This amber verges on brown ale territory. Again, it was served sans head.

S: The aroma is nutty, very malty with an earthy hop backbone. Aroma is intriguing...

T: Unfortunately my first sip revealed a so-so amber ale. The nuttiness, a warming toffee/caramel malt base, is a nice start that quickly turns hoppy with a leafy, vegetal finish. The maltiness works at times but generally the ale fails to go anything exciting. The only other '-' in my Main St. book.

M: The mouthfeel is that of an amber, malty with just a dash of hops. The flavors don't break new ground.

D: A good average amber ale, drinkable because it won't lay you out. But, as they say, the best is yet to come.

06-10-2010 01:08:32 | More by akorsak
Photo of goblue3509


3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

Pours a dark amber color with a slight white head which gives way to skim and spotty lacing. The aroma is of nutty malt and caramel malt with a slight hint of hops. The taste is of caramel malt and toffee malt as the backbone. The is also a presence of hops in the middle of the beer to the back end. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall its an okay beer, there is a decent flavor but nothing to make you demand more, but nothing to dislike.

06-21-2010 21:36:28 | More by goblue3509
Photo of bigdeuce


3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

Main Street River Rat Amber..hey, my first "added" beer, after 5 years! It poured a soft head, pillowy, little lacing down the glass. Taste a bit off. Kinda pumkin-like and cinnamon spiceness, almost like a winter ale. Light to medium bodied, pretty easy to drink. Not the best ale ever but a decent red ale.

05-07-2010 11:44:33 | More by bigdeuce
Photo of PittBeerGirl


3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-22-2011 00:11:35 | More by PittBeerGirl
Photo of rcjennings


3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

03-10-2013 23:54:11 | More by rcjennings
Photo of RblWthACoz


3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

Note: the beer menu states that this is an Irish red ale.

Bazam! Funny, I just had an Irish red by Flying Dog last night and it was, eh. This is what I call an Irish red. Great malty tone. Minimal leafy and peaty thing. The malts come back with a sweetness that just massages my taste buds. A very, very nice beer.

03-05-2013 22:43:30 | More by RblWthACoz
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-10-2014 01:13:23 | More by cd_beer_disapear
Photo of reese


4.47/5  rDev +20.2%

I typically feel that an amber ale is an amber ale. But this one stands out. It has a unique malty character, almost bready, but very smooth and balanced with the hops, with a slightly fruity aroma. What impressed me the most was the drinkability. I have to say I just found myself a favorite amber ale. Very well done!

06-13-2010 22:26:53 | More by reese
River Rat Amber Ale from Main St. Grille & Brewing Company
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