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Perfect Tin Amber - Tin Roof Brewing Company

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Perfect Tin AmberPerfect Tin Amber

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39 Reviews
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Reviews: 39
Hads: 131
Avg: 3.6
pDev: 28.06%
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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Reviews: 39 | Hads: 131
Photo of rudzud
2.36/5  rDev -34.4%
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...

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Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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.

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Photo of Theitos
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
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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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.06/5  rDev -15%
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.

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Photo of bourbonbock
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
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

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of mattsdenney
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of tone77
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to woodychandler for coming through with yet another canned beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty deep bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, a touch of chocolate. Taste is of piney hops, a tad bit of chocolate, bitter at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of GregJ
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of CardiacNP
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to optimator13 for hooking me up with a nice canned craft brew.

Pours a somewhat dark amber with a wispy white head.

Smells of bread and caramel. No hop presence is detectable in the aroma.

Starts off with a slight caramel tinge. A strong pungeant earthy flavor takes over the finish. Not an overly complex beer. Still few detectable hops.

Mouthfeel is a tad light and carbonation levels are good.

Decent amber. A little one dimensional and the harsher finish affects drinkability somewhat. Still would be a good go to for canned beer if distributed here.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of amphion1065
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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Photo of Gavage
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of Mikecap
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
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).

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Photo of bmwats
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
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

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of Casedogg43
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
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!

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Photo of LSUPT
3.81/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured to a Fantome tulip. Giving this one another shot, previous servings were on-tap, but this review comes from the new cans. Really like the clean design of the can, too.

Very aggressive pour is able to coax out a 3/4” beige head atop a light brown/amber body. Surprisingly good retention and the head leaves a nice, fine film of lace with few spots. Near perfect clarity with only a slight haze.

Smell is pretty mild with just a hint of roast malt and caramel. Taste is vastly improved from the other versions that I have had. Big roasted malt up front with a level of hop bitterness that still lingers but not cloying as it was in the past. The balance is this canned version is a much appreciated improvement. Low carbonation, medium bodied, and it goes down smooth. Extremely drinkable

In a market, where most of the consumers choose BMC or Abita Amber, Perfect Tin is an excellent alternative. It’s not going to satisfy the hop heads’ amber craving, but it’s a nice beer with marketability and flavor that could get the swill sipping populous turned on to better beer.

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Photo of firkinhophead
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Perfect Tin Amber from Tin Roof Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.