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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 eclipse54
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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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 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 Eriktheipaman
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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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 woodychandler
4.75/5  rDev +31.9%
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.

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Photo of SpdKilz
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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 AlCaponeJunior
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
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!

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Photo of cvm4
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Beerbuddha
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
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.


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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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Photo of theboozecruise
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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