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Perfect Tin Amber - Tin Roof Brewing Company

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39 Reviews
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Reviews: 39
Hads: 132
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: 132
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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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 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 McNealc31
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
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!

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 jabergess
4/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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