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Oosik Amber Ale - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Oosik Amber Ale
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19 Ratings
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Ratings: 19
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Oosik Amber Ale is a true German-style altbier, brewed with pale, Munich and crystal malts. Deep amber with copper highlights, Oosik sports a toasted and caramel malt profile, balanced by traditional noble hops. A special yeast strain ferments this ale at cooler lager temperatures, giving it a smooth malt character and a clean finish.

11 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2002)
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SitkaSteve

Alaska

3.05/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Hangar on the wharf a couple weeks ago, sorry for the late upload of this but here's my notes.
Obviously, the body was a semi dark red color. The bar pour yielded no head.
The smell had a really malty make up to it with a little roasted chocolate - ness to it with a decent roasty nutty/caramel aroma around it.
The taste was malty sweet with an amplified breadiness to it.
The mouth feel was heavy as I had a hard time trying to finish it due to how my tongue felt trying to get the whole pint down.
Honestly, not a bad beer but I'm just wondering why a brewery would name a beer after a whale's penis.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2014 11:14:48 | More by SitkaSteve
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Mikexw

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-08-2014 17:17:58 | More by Mikexw
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Elprico

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

01-05-2014 19:18:35 | More by Elprico
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Agentveba

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

09-12-2013 01:44:05 | More by Agentveba
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-19-2013 14:28:05 | More by krome
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G-Hawk

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-10-2013 23:38:09 | More by G-Hawk
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hoppyhelena

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-18-2012 22:14:18 | More by hoppyhelena
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sprucetip

Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-23-2012 03:47:04 | More by sprucetip
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Telestic

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-23-2011 06:29:41 | More by Telestic
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buddyvelt

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-07-2011 03:23:12 | More by buddyvelt
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JohnnyP3

Alaska

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32oz growler into a MSBC pint glass. Pours a crystal clear light amber-orange with a thin white cap of foam that simmers down to a light glazing of suds.

The nose features a healthy dose of malt aromas--some bready-biscuit smells and a touch of caramel shine through. Also has some grassy hop aromas. Very light lacing. Not much head retention.

Taste is kind of creamy up front that gives way to a solid malt backbone for this amber. Slight bitterness balances things out. A lot of biscuit/toasted grain flavor and some sweeter caramel malt.

Mouthfeel is creamy and fairly smooth with some punctuation from the carbonation.

Overall, a respectable amber. Kind of grows on you some as you drink it. First few sips I wasn't sure what to make of it, but it seems to settle down pretty well and deliver some of the classic characteristics of a malty amber brew. Good afternoon "session" beer.

Serving type: growler

12-04-2011 02:22:40 | More by JohnnyP3
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-18-2011 23:11:27 | More by lakersfan16
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Drank on 7/7 in Talkeetna, Alaska.

Copper color with a small off white head. I do not mind this, since it gave me more beer in the glass. The aroma has toasted and caramel malt with light citrus hops.

The taste is just like the aroma. Toasted and caramel malt with light citrus hops. Light to medium bodied, crisp, smooth, and easy to drink. One of the better Amber / Red Ales I have had in a while.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2011 00:10:03 | More by hardy008
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Really it's more of a red color than an amber in my eyes, but hey, it still looks nice. Thick, long lasting head that is compact looking. Sheets of lacing.
S- Smells of toasted grain, lightly hoppy.
T- Toasted malt, and a good nutty flavor to it. The hops don't seem to mingle well, as there is a light citric character that just doesn't work well for me with the grain bill.
M- A bit sharp on the carbonation. Decent body. Dry finish.
O- A decent amber. It's got some good notes, but I think I would change their hop usage. As dry and crisp as it is, it sits a little heavy for the style. But it's a quality one beer brew. Went pretty well with peanuts at the ball game.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2011 06:53:32 | More by jsprain1
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Tone

Missouri

3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, amber/copper color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, hint of hop, and slight yeast. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight pale malt, slight yeast, and a hint of hop. Overall, decent aroma and body.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2011 14:44:03 | More by Tone
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zeff80

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a clear, amber color with ruby highlights. It had a small, off-white head of bubbly foam that left some sudsy lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of bready malty with a touch of citrusy hops. Some floral notes, too.

T - Sweet caramel malt with a bread-like malt backbone. There was a nice bitter bite from some citrusy hops.

M - It was crisp, sharp and fairly smooth. A medium bodied ale that finishes clean and dry.

O - This is a pretty good amber ale. It could be good in their regular rotation.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2011 00:59:15 | More by zeff80
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ccrida

Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the new MSBC loft, Oosik Amber Ale is clear bronze, with light edges and a darker core, with a creamy off-white head leaving heavy lace.

Smell is really yummy, fruity esters and fresh bread.

Taste is great. Loads of bread but clean, not grainy, sweet but not cloying, just a solid, really well made amber. Not hoppy, almost like an ESB.

Mouthfeel is very creamy, smooth and lighter bodied.

Drinkability is exceptional. Really well made, tasty and sessionable. Wow, I'm really surprised, I put off trying the for too long!

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2009 00:22:28 | More by ccrida
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had on tap at Humpy's. dont think this is retired.

Pours a clear amber/orange with ok head and minimal lace. Appears very clear. Nose is creamy with malts. Taste is good, but has a wierd kind of cream flavor that turns me off a little bit. It tastes like an amber ale, but it tastes kind of fake. Malts dominate, almost no hop flavors. Some wierd spice, but not in a terrible way or in a particularly good way. A good beer, but wierd enough that I wouldnt strongly recommend it. Mouthfeel is average, and drinkability is too, but the wierdness kind of makes it less drinkable than it seems at first. Ice cold its better. Not my favorite from m sun, but ok.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2008 03:52:15 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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beernut7

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at teh brewery. I seem to remember a good amount of bitterness not usually found in the local ambers. Pretty good, but not a take-homer for me. Not sure about its true availability.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2002 14:41:25 | More by beernut7
Oosik Amber Ale from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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