Perfect Tin Amber - Tin Roof Brewing Company
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4.78/5 rDev +36.2%
I was recently reminded of the old saw that goes, "People who say that I am difficult to shop for must simply not know where to buy beer." optimator13 had been hinting that CANs were upcoming in his neck of the woods and out of the blue, a sixer appeared! It pays to advertise, or at least make The CANQuest (TM) a household term. My thanks and I will be assembling a return package shortly.
From the CAN: "Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana"; "AmeriCAN Amber Ale With Hints of Toffee and Chocolate"; "Just like the rain falling on a tin roof, there's nothing more comforting than that first sip of Tin Roof beer. Brewed to perfection in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Tin Roof is our culture, our way, our beer."; and "Geaux Local. Drink Tin Roof Beer." Was the silhouette of the young woman meant to evoke the character of "Cat" in Tennessee Williams' play? I don't know, but that was my default position.
A most audible Crack & Glug, followed by two fingers of light-tan head with decent retention. Color was mahogany with NE-quality clarity and if that does not get your attention, seek medical attention as you may be dead! Nose smelled faintly of a wild admixture of grassy hops, toffee and milk chocolate, like a Heath bar dipped in hops. Shazam! Mouthfeel was downright silky smooth and it tasted like a slightly bitter Skor bar on the tongue. Nothing like truth in advertising, lemme tell ya. Finish tended more toward bitter than sweet and as a hophead, that was right up my alley. I am still loathe to drink exceptionally malty sweet beers, which are the standard bearers for the style and I am glad these guys did it their way. I am setting at least two CANs aside - one for Hula in the Coola Day and one for Mardi Gras and I suggest you do the same.
09-27-2011 22:12:05 | More by woodychandler
4.6/5 rDev +31.1%
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.
07-31-2012 00:41:37 | More by acevenom
4.43/5 rDev +26.2%
Tin Roof Perfect Tin Amber has a thin, off-white head, with little lacing left behind, and a clear, dark brown (amber, under light) appearance with a good amount of bubbles streaming up. The aroma is caramel malt and bread, with a dash of hops. Taste is hop forward and spicy, but not in any way harsh. The caramel malts are present for sure, and the body is sweet and full. This beer finishes fairly crisp and most certainly refreshing. Even though it is not particularly complex, it is quite excellent in its simplicity. A bit of sourness showed up (on draft). They did a wonderful job with this one, and I highly recommend it.
06-24-2011 19:14:14 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.33/5 rDev +23.4%
Had this beer on tap at the brewery.
Appearance: Nice copper, golden color with a beautiful, frothy off-white head.
Smell: Wonderful aroma of caramel, sweet toffee and nuts with a slight hoppy aroma.
Taste: Nice aggressive maltiness balanced well with a hint of hops. Toasted bread, caramel and honestly a slight tobacco(Red Man)flavor.
Mouthfeel: Nice medium body with medium carbonation.
Overall: A fantastic brew that will capture a wide drinking audience. Inoffensive yet still flavorful. It's important to do this in Louisiana especially in a college town(LSU) and Tin Roof has managed to do this well.
08-15-2011 22:14:35 | More by Beerbuddha
4.23/5 rDev +20.5%
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!
07-21-2012 03:01:55 | More by McNealc31
4.13/5 rDev +17.7%
Another gem sent to me by optimator13. Poured into tulip glass...
A- Deep amber color. Nice pale colored brown head, about an inch high. Dense, stable, decent lacing.
S- Has a great hazelnut, nutty aroma. Toasty, some delicate floral hops and earthy complexity. Overall sweet, yet light and balanced.
T/M- One of the more bitter amber ales, and along those lines one of the best. Nutty, toasted, sweet, toffee. Grassy, earthy hops all the way. Probably 35ish IBUs. Medium light body , nice lively carbonation.
O- Different, but great. Almost more like a hoppy and bitter American Nut Brown Ale. Would I take this over a good IPA or stout? No.. But its a freaking awesome amber. Would absolutely drink again and look forward to it.
10-28-2011 13:30:23 | More by TheGordianKnot
4.1/5 rDev +16.8%
A big thanks to Evan (optimator13) for this great extra. Cheers!
Appearance – Pours a dark amber color into a tulip. About a finger of slight off white head is achieved with a moderate pour from the can.
Smell – Some nice slight hops, caramel, a nuttiness, and slight charred/roasted malts.
Taste – Quite similar to the aroma. Slight floral hops hit the tongue first but fade to a nice mellow caramel and toasted malts (almost earthy). A hint on the sweeter side.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, medium to a bit lower carbonation, finishes with just a slight dryness.
Overall – A darn quaffable beer. Easy to drink, not too many in your face flavors; nice and mellow. I enjoyed this beer.
09-23-2011 00:06:27 | More by SpdKilz
4.1/5 rDev +16.8%
Red and clear, with a pretty good two finger head and fairly good lace, very nice to look at.
Smell is quite malty, caramel malts mostly, toffee and nuts accent.
Taste is quite the malt-bomb type of red, very classic red taste. It's darn good stuff with great caramel malt flavor, with just a tinge of hops.
Feel is nice, light and easy to drink with medium carbonation and a lightly toffee/caramel aftertaste.
Overall it's really nice and I love that it comes in cans!
09-19-2011 22:36:43 | More by AlCaponeJunior
4/5 rDev +14%
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.
01-02-2012 00:29:00 | More by jabergess
3.98/5 rDev +13.4%
Serving Type: This was from a can poured into a glass.
Appearance: A deep copper/amber color with a well developed head on top.
Smell: Slighty hoppy smell with some caramel and nuts mixed in.
Taste: To me, this was a malt bomb. I loved it! It had the right amount of hops taste to balance it out.
Mouthfeel: Not overly carbonated. Was pleasant.
Overall: It seems to me this was not brewed for a niche market. They want to capture a large audience. For me it's a beer I could drink all day and not get tired of. It's not one that will make you stop and reminiscence about your day.
09-12-2011 23:33:36 | More by cvm4
3.98/5 rDev +13.4%
Pours a brown/ruby with little head.
The smell is a fair balance of citrus hops and caramel malt.
The taste is fairly bitter on the front with a big bready caramely malt on the back.
Overall a solid beer. Nothing out of the ballpark but not bad by any means.
10-09-2011 02:43:28 | More by Eriktheipaman
3.95/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
04-25-2012 23:58:35 | More by DrinkSlurm
3.95/5 rDev +12.5%
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.
01-06-2013 01:24:23 | More by CampusCrew
3.93/5 rDev +12%
I've tried this a few times now and it seems as though the guys are really getting their recipe down.
It's a dark amber color, served on tap in a custom Tin Roof pint glass.
The smell is a nice blend of malty and hoppy, and the taste is a little on the hoppier side for an amber ale, but that's a good thing in my book.
Very drinkable, it's great to have new local beers to try!
01-03-2011 21:18:44 | More by theboozecruise
3.85/5 rDev +9.7%
on tap at chickie wah wah.
pours a rich amber with a thin head.
aroma is slightly toasty and bready with some grassy hops.
taste has solid toasted malt flavors, with surprising complexity-nut, tobacco, and toffee. grassy, mildly floral hops balance nicely. dry finish with a lingering nuttiness on the tongue.
solid mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. rhis would make a fine cask ale.
very well done ale in a British style. borders on a brown, but could be considerwd an ESB. I could put back quite a few of these.
03-23-2011 02:49:49 | More by firkinhophead
Perfect Tin Amber from Tin Roof Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.