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Perfect Tin Amber - Tin Roof Brewing Company

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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tin Roof Brewing Company visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: theboozecruise on 01-03-2011

IBU’s: 28
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Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 41
Photo of Nfkraemer
1.97/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It was like it was trying to be a mass produced 3\2

Photo of Gavage
3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: copper in color with a 1/2" head that lingers around a while.

Smell: malt sweetness and a hint of bread comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, light bread and biscuit flavors, some ripe dark fruits, and a mellow bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Smooth from start to finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: an average amber ale that won't overly excite but hits the spot for the style.

Photo of GregJ
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a red-ish amber with a finger thick off white head that dissipated quickly. Smells like sweet malt. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel, copper. A slight astringent flavor, medium light body with a light malt aftertaste. Decent amber.

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz can with a canned on date of "10/08/2014" Poured into a mason jar glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper with ridiculous over carbonation, probably the age of the can

Smell: Slight hops and a lot of caramel, biscuit, and toffee

Taste: Toffe note with some lingering hop bitterness

Mouthfeel: Way over-carbonated

Overall: The lackluster qualities can be attributed to the age. Not terrible, but doesn't provide much to stand out.

Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Poured from the can into pint glass

Dark copper in color, little head. Sweet Malty aroma. Same witht the taste, but just something a bit off. A weird aftertaste. Okay body and carbonation.

Photo of mattsdenney
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ruby Red in color, non-transparent with a nice thick off-white head. Looking promising. Heavy malt smell, dark cherry, caramel, wheat bread. Flavor is very malt forward, dried fruit and chocolate follows. No hop bitterness to speak of. The taste is a little too malt heavy for me. Medium bodied, mild carbonation, coats the mouth a bit. Overall, a flavorful amber ale that I think is a little unbalanced. That being said however, its got good flavor and body, very drinkable.

Photo of Mikecap
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours an amber brown with two fingers of whitish head that fade quickly, not too much lacing left on glass.

Smell: Caramel malt and some citrus along with a nutty character. Pretty sweet and inviting, typical of an amber.

Taste: Quite malty with a bit of citrus fruit and some piney hop bitterness. More earthy than I expected but in a good way.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and very easy drinking, not too filling with a bit of creaminess. Not too bitter, pretty sweet on the tongue.

Overall: Pretty good amber here from TIn Roof. Maybe a bit better than Abita Amber but a similarly decent session ale.

Photo of rudzud
2.36/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a light almost crystal clear light reddish brown hue with a big two finger creamy head that fades to leave thin lacing and a very, very nice half finger blanket.

S - Aroma is very malt heavy, light biscuit notes, faint wet cardboard. No real hops...

T - Similar to the nose, way too malt heavy and sweet here. No real hop flavour, per say, just a generic bitter finish. More of the biscuit bready qualities too.

M - Mouthfeel Is a touch on the thin side, fairly average.

O - Overall, a far too malty beer. Frustrated with Louisiana so far...

Photo of bourbonbock
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz can into a clean goblet and got the following

A. Cloudy brown with 2 fingers on fizzly tan head. Chestnut body color.

S. Smells like crystal malt and a little bit of nutty breadiness.

T. Slightly earthy and choppy with some sweet background crysyalliness.

M. Very good balance of sweetness and gravity and good carbonation.

Overall not bad but their pale ale is much better. Would buy again if in baton rouge again

Photo of CardiacNP
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Perfect Tin Amber Ale from Tin Roof brewery in Baton Rouge, LA.

Aroma. Mild citrusy with a little sweet hint if the dark malt

Appearance. Dark amber color, clear with a 2.5 finger white large bubble foamy head. With nice lacing for a vigorous can pour

Taste. A bit dry with slight malty sweetness but the citrusy notes are present, a hint if grapefruit and spices. A very light chocolate ending

Mouthfeel. A bit dry at first the a little oily after finish moderate carbonation

Overall. A nice amber ale with nice citrusy notes from the hops and surprisingly mild roasted chocolate finish. A solid beer.

Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can, no freshness date. Poured into a snifter. Light tan head, moderate retention on a clear, dark copper body. Aroma includes caramel malt, butterscotch slight brown sugar and molasses and some nuttiness and a slight roast. Taste follows suit. Quite sessionable and not bad at all.

Photo of CampusCrew
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Talk about mastering an amber/brown ale without hopping the hell out of it. This is a really nice malty ale with not much hop presence. Drinks like a brown ale, very dark amber. Touch of caramel with more chocolate and roasty flavors. Well done. Nice big. Body for style. Poured a nice large white head and held good head retnetion.

Photo of bmwats
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a standard pint.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours about a 2 finger, foamy, dirty white head. Settles, and craters slowly and unevenly leaving lots of dry, sticky residue in its wake. Plenty of spider web lacing remains.

S: Grainy, with hints of butterscotch, and milk chocolate.

T: Woody with a bit a hop bite. Very earthy tone, with little sourdough.

M: Full flavored and hearty. A bit of rubbery, lingering aftertaste.

D: Goes down easy for a smooth, satisfying brew.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Great appearance including a great persistent head (which is my favorite type of head), and a lot of lacing. Nose is grainy with some sweet notes. Earthy flavor with a dash of sourdough bread pungency. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Photo of acevenom
4.55/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours clear deep amber, appearing practically copper, with an eggshell colored head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma is of hops with sweet malt. It has a bit of a grassy and nutty smell. The beer has a nice mildly sweet, bready malt backbone that takes on a nutty character. The hops bring nice balancing bitterness on the back end and leave a slight grassy aftertaste. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is smooth and dry. The drinkability is very high. This is an excellent beer and the product of a growing microbrewing landscape in Louisiana.

Photo of McNealc31
4.2/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper with a delightful aroma of caramel, toast, and citrus hops.

Sweet toffee is the foremost flavor with the grapefruity hops adding some bitterness at the back end. Rather big flavor and very full, round mouthfeel for an amber ale. Not terribly complex, but the toffee and roasted malt pair together nicely, with the hops adding a pleasant contrast at the end.

Good flavor, and clocking it at 4.5% ABV, a great all day beer here. Geaux get one!

Photo of Casedogg43
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at bonefish grill:

Drinking as I type:

Fresh Amber pour with a decent head

Smell is nice and hoppy for a Amber.

Taste is refreshing! Just like it should be.
Some citrus, hops and malts as well.

Mouthfeel: as it should be.

Overall: like it. Not too much of the malts going on, which I prefer with a refreshing Amber. Like the additional hops and citrus.

Baton Rouge has got something here!

Photo of Mora2000
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy, dark amber color with a large, creamy off-white head. The aroma is a little bit hoppier than I imagined, with some grass and orange citrus notes, as well as some toffee malt. The flavor is similar, with some bitter pine and orange citrus hops, as well as some biscuit and caramel malt. The bitterness is fairly high for an amber ale. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tin Roof "Perfect Tin Amber"
on tap at The Industry Bar, NOLA. 4/13/12

Appearance: Mostly clear amber. Appears more brown in the full pint. A short head of frothy light tan holds well. Average lacing. Big bubbled carbonation (probably a dirty glass with lots of nucleation points).

Aroma: Hoppy and malty with a bit of a nuttiness. Minor yeasty fruitiness. Some mild background chocolate too. Grassy.

Flavor: Malty. Hoppy. Solid beer. The distinctly bready, caramelish and toasted maltiness appears upfront, accented by some chocolate and nuttiness. Some fruitiness follows, and grassy highlights rise across the middle. A drying bitterness appears and lingers into the finish as the hops fade and the nuttiness returns.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth.

Overall: Fairly impressive as it's not just another bland "run-of-the mill" amber ale... its maltiness almost hints at being a kind of a northern English brown ale. Nice.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazey deep amber with a good head. Nice malty aromas, slightly funky, hoppy, and sweet. Taste is deff funky, malty, slightly hop taste as well. A bit bitter but nice. Overall, a nice amber and much better amber than Abita and worth a try.

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can pours a crystal clear red color with a thick cap of tan head. Nice retention and lacing...a very pretty looking beer.

Nose is caramel, toffee, nuts and papaya. Interesting and decently bold. Nothing spectacular, but smells solid.

Taste has a nice nutty aspect with moderate sweetness while toast and toffee make up the majority of the malt flavor. A grassy, bitter bite on the finish cleans things up nicely. The mouthfeel might be the best part about this one, it really has a creamy, dense feel to it going down the hatch. It does nothing fantastically, but everything solid...its a well-built beer that is an easy choice for something tasty and can-portable while hanging out in Louisiana (CenLa in my case as I found this tasty treat in Alexandria).

Photo of angrybabboon
3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 4/13/12

Appearance: Dark caramel/light brown/dark amber - clear, pours with a minimal head, retains a little ring, some spotty lacing

Smell: Caramel malts and a ton of grass - like, toasted grass clippings - some nuttiness, and some weirdness that I can only describe as musty grains - some caramel sweetness

Taste: Better than the aroma, with some nice malts - caramel malts, pale malts, slightly toasty - some light fruits, and some darker notes, a touch of toffee and caramel - mild bitterness, hops are overly grassy

Mouthfeel: Medium body, adequate carbonation, a little bit sticky

Overall: Good, but not particularly exceptional

This has some decent malts, but overall it's a pretty average amber. Pretty tasty, but nothing to write home about. I appreciate the presence of the hops, but I am not a fan of the grassiness.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.06/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a stemless globe.

Thanks to hannydawg for sharing this can!

Damn puns... This stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of cream-light tan foam. The nose comprises flaky biscuit, light caramel, and light cocoa. The taste holds notes of wheat, light chocolate, and caramel. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry-ish, kinda chalky finish. Overall, an okay brew at best, one that really didn't sit fully right with me throughout.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a very nice but surprisingly dark ruby/amber color with a small lightly yellow head along with generous fine lacing. Nose is slightly sweet, malty and rich.

Taste is very well balanced with a light crisp bitterness upfront followed by a nice sweetness of malty honey flavors on the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit too light and watery for me but I think it makes it a good transition beer for people trying to get into darker beers.

Photo of jabergess
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always anxious to try new beers from new breweries. I lived in New Orleans a few years ago and recognized the need for good Louisiana craft beer. Looks like Tin Roof is trying hard to fill that need.

Now on to the beer review. An amber for me is an easy drinking beer and this one is no exception. I think it may be a little more hoppy than a typical amber, which is just fine with me. A nice caramel malt finish, but not too much. I think this is one most people can enjoy.

It isn't a big, complicated beer. But sometimes you just want simple and good.

Photo of Theitos
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy copper amber. Maybe a pinky's worth of head and then it went away.

S: A sweet malt smell.

T: Up front bitter taste. The back end is an earthy malt taste.

M: The after taste is an earthy feel.

O: Overall its a decent beer. If I came across this I would try it again.

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Perfect Tin Amber from Tin Roof Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.