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Red Oak Amber - Red Oak Brewery

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305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 18.06%
Wants: 15
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Oak Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2002

From the brewery: Red Oak Amber is a Munich Urtyp (Old Style) Lager. We begin the brewing process with custom kilned imported Munich Malt. Red Oak is then hopped with Spalt Noble Hops imported from Bavaria, the oldest hop growing region in the world. Before fermentation we add a yeast strain from Weihenstephen, the oldest brewery in the world, founded before 1040 AD. Weeks of aging gives Red Oak the smooth taste it is known for.
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Ratings: 305 | Reviews: 106
Photo of MichaelProcton
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wolvercote
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YungJumanji
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yergermeister
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
4.39/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap in s 16 oz glass. Nice amber color. Sweet flavor. Real good

Photo of Meganomiidae
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into Abita "Surrender to the Haze" pint glass.

A: As the name suggests, very deep, amber color. The brewery themselves advocate pouring with no angle; following their directions, developed a fairly large light tan head that dissipated quickly with minimal lacing.

S: Honey wheat bread comes to mind. Reminds me of a pleasant bakery back home.

T: Classically smooth flavors in the beginning. Think Yuengling, but without all of the negatives. Very malty, almost like drinking a hearty liquid bread. Ends with a pleasant sweetness and a twang of interestingly fitting slight sourness. Would make for a good mid-summer drink here in Louisiana.

F: Thick and full bodied. More filling than the classic American macro styles. Could almost serve as a meal in itself!

It's a shame this beer needs refrigerating throughout all of its life, I'd love to see it makes its way down to the deep south. A beer I would always keep handy for sporting events and get-togethers.

Photo of ntgrant
4.66/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Nice amber color, head dissipates quickly though. Fairly clear with a slight haziness.

Smell: Smooth and sweet.

Taste: Strong point for this beer. It has a malty flavor throughout. Well-rounded, satisfying, refreshing are words that come to mind.

Feel: Solid throughout, good finish. Very smooth, full-bodied.

Photo of Keith27614
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stin
4.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

crisp, clean, beautiful beer that quenches during any season

Photo of zackb93
4.09/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of d4nRicks
4.94/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My all-time favorite beer. It's a damn shame that you can only get it in North Carolina.

Photo of dramer
4.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very easy drinking Lager. Compares to Yuengling but much more crisp and clean tasting

Photo of andy1701
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rclangk
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Full of flavor! This brew if very light on hops. I like that for a change.

Photo of Quietflightxv
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bawaddell
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twoodnc
4.26/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

My favorite amber lager. Nice malty flavor, great texture. My go to beer with a meal. Try their seasonal varieties; Big Oak, Battlefield Bock.

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3.04/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Chris_Smith
5/5  rDev +34.8%

Photo of DillySimps
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.3/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light amber color with a dense white foam. The aroma is sweet and fruity, impressive for a Vienna. Light malt and hardly a trace of floral hops. Quite an appetizing aroma.

The taste is malty but balanced, caramel, toffee, light tea like hop flavors. Ultra clean yet full bodied and satisfying. This beer is brewery only and always refrigerated. What else can you ask for in a Vienna Lager? Thx to my cousin Brennan for hauling this back from North Carolina.

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4.4/5  rDev +18.6%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4.92/5  rDev +32.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Red Oak Amber from Red Oak Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 305 ratings.