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Perfect Tin Amber - Tin Roof Brewing Company

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80
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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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:
IBU’s: 28

(Beer added by: theboozecruise on 01-03-2011)
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Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Texasfan549, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

TMoney2591, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

NeroFiddled, May 09, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

Mora2000, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of woodychandler
4.78/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

woodychandler, Sep 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of tone77
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

tone77, Oct 01, 2011
Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Haybeerman, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +14.3%

claspada, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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).

twiggamortis420, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of rudzud
2.34/5  rDev -33.1%
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...

rudzud, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

mhaugo, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -14.3%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of msubulldog25
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
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

msubulldog25, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Exiled
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Exiled, May 04, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -14.3%

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.

jmdrpi, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

WDJersey, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

DrinkSlurm, Apr 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

2dogbrew, Jul 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

RedneckBeerz, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

duff247, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.43/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jun 24, 2011
Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +14.3%

shigg85, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

AlCaponeJunior, Sep 19, 2011
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Perfect Tin Amber from Tin Roof Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.