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Perfect Tin Amber - Tin Roof Brewing Company

Perfect Tin AmberPerfect Tin Amber

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BA SCORE
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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.21%


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:
IBU’s: 28

(Beer added by: theboozecruise on 01-03-2011)
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

Serving type: can

10-27-2013 18:30:35 | More by mattsdenney
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.55/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: can

08-18-2013 15:52:03 | More by Mikecap
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rudzud

Massachusetts

2.34/5  rDev -34.1%
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...

Serving type: can

07-09-2013 21:05:13 | More by rudzud
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bourbonbock

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
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

Serving type: can

06-29-2013 02:43:07 | More by bourbonbock
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CardiacNP

Louisiana

3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: can

04-26-2013 23:06:12 | More by CardiacNP
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

3.48/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: can

02-04-2013 08:06:33 | More by KickbacksSteve
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CampusCrew

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: can

01-06-2013 01:24:23 | More by CampusCrew
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

Serving type: can

08-12-2012 06:30:09 | More by bmwats
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.6/5  rDev +29.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 00:41:37 | More by acevenom
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McNealc31

Ohio

4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
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!

Serving type: can

07-21-2012 03:01:55 | More by McNealc31
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Casedogg43

Indiana

3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2012 00:13:40 | More by Casedogg43
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Mora2000

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 04:30:25 | More by Mora2000
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2012 05:16:13 | More by NeroFiddled
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2012 23:58:35 | More by DrinkSlurm
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libbey

British Indian Ocean Territory

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can from injuredreserve. Thanks Shane.

A: Beer pours a lovely crystal clear amber with a nice fluffy cap of head. Decent retention leaves a nice trial of lacing.

S: A touch of burnt carmel malt up front with a slight hint of grass and light hops on the finish.

T: Malt forward amber with a nice tinge of toasted bread and toffee malt intermingling with an earthy hop presence on the finish.

M: Carbonation is perfect and carries a nice creamy mouthfeel to this medium bodied amber. Well done.

O: Overall this was a nice amber. Makes me wish I was in New Orleans. Fuck I need to get back there again....

Serving type: can

04-23-2012 05:46:33 | More by libbey
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
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).

Serving type: can

04-21-2012 19:35:55 | More by twiggamortis420
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: can

04-13-2012 23:46:20 | More by angrybabboon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Serving type: can

01-12-2012 04:55:58 | More by TMoney2591
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.3/5  rDev -7%
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.

Serving type: can

01-05-2012 00:39:01 | More by kingcrowing
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jabergess

Georgia

4/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2012 00:29:00 | More by jabergess
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Theitos

Louisiana

3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

Serving type: can

12-23-2011 21:50:16 | More by Theitos
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried one of these on a recent trip to New Orleans; brought a couple more back to enjoy at home. 12 oz. can poured to a pint. Bought at Stein's Market, no date on the can.

Simple label design, some text superimposed on white and pale orange (for a brewery hailing from Baton Rouge, I expect 'Tiger' purple & gold, not 'Tennessee Vol' colors). :)

'Geaux Local. Drink Tin Roof Beer.'

A: Caramel brown with fiery reddish tint at its core. Sturdy head tops out at a finger, ivory-tan cream ebbs slowly. Lace is good, not great - splintered bands and waning sticking foam. A fine misty haze with ample, not overly abundant, carbonation.

S: Grassy and a whiff of musty hay. Very 'nutty' scent amidst cereal grains. At times sweeter, then a little earthy. Strength is fine.

T: First sip or two I wasn't sure about this. Toasted malt is strong: dry chocolate, burnt nutshells, spiced bread (rye?). Hops follow, hinting at orange and lemon zest, kinda tangy. Caramel/toffee asserts itself more with some warming, once the tastes become more familiar, but the balanced bitterness remains start to finish.

M: Creamy feel, a soothing mouthfeel until hop oils grab hold of the tongue. After a few sips, this seems 'juicy' - I'm salivating before the next one. Carbonation is on the mellow side, but there's a sharper bite in the finish. Some stickier malts loiter a while.

O: Pretty likable. Ambers aren't a style I'm drawn to much anymore, but i've had plenty over the years and this compares favorably. Pulls no punches flavor-wise by showing a surprising hop/malt balance and lasting bitterness. Glad to have bought a few, sad to have just one left.

Good job, Tin Roof

Serving type: can

11-24-2011 02:27:27 | More by msubulldog25
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TheGordianKnot

Tennessee

4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

10-28-2011 13:30:23 | More by TheGordianKnot
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eclipse54

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce can from optimator13; thank you very much! Poured into a Sweetwater pint glass...

The body is a translucent, dark ruby color with some amber and mahogany hues. About two finger’s breadth of foamy, frothy, cream-colored head develops and lingers for a bit. Scattered patches of lacing reside. It smells of a unique combination of toffee, chocolate, citrus, grassy hops, and grain. The taste really brings out the citrus and herbal flavor of the hops, where orange, lemon, and some earthy pine come though in the front. The malt takes over later, bringing the toffee, caramel, and hints of chocolate to the forefront. Some of the grassy and grain notes balance it out, though they are faint. Mouthfeel is as expected, light and crisp with a slightly dry finish. Its a bit thinner than anticipated, lacking some of that coveted, velvety texture, but it’s certainly not bad. Overall, a very good amber that I’d love to have more of.

Serving type: can

10-27-2011 03:57:56 | More by eclipse54
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amphion1065

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can into a CBC pint glass. Another canned local from htomsirveaux. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a really deep, red copper. Wonderful clarity, the body of this beer is gorgeous. The head, unfortunately is not. Just a quarter-finger of foam, it lasts less than 30 seconds. Unremarkable lacing.

The aroma isn't particularly complex, but it's pleasant. Plenty of sweet amber malts. There's a touch of grassy hops in the aroma for balance. Some lemons add a nice citrus note.

Really, really malty taste. This is sweet, almost like toffee and caramel combined. The hop profile that was present in the aroma plays a very minor role in the taste. There's sort of a barleywine-esque aftertaste. I suppose just reading that description makes this beer sound like an out of date amber ale, but it's actually pretty tasty. There's a slightly distracting medicinal aftertaste.

Carbonation is a little low, but I like that the body is on the fuller side. Due to the sweetness, this isn't the most drinkable amber ale, but it still seems fairly easy to put back.

Though less hoppy than my ideal, I can appreciate that this is a different take on the style. I've been really impressed with this brewery, though this isn't their best offering.

Serving type: can

10-25-2011 00:45:06 | More by amphion1065
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Perfect Tin Amber from Tin Roof Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.