Indiana Amber - Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
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Reviews by GreenWBush:
3.38/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Scarlet, with a fine head and great lace even with a bar glass.
The nose of this beer my girlfriend and I settled on as "homebrew-y". That's not a slam; the beer is quite fresh hopped, though the hops are clearly not the focus. Major bready, biscuitiness cut through with a nice (nobel?) earthy hop presence.
This reminds me much of session cask bitters I enjoyed in England, with more of a freshly hopped wort taste and aroma.
Mouthfeel perfectly fits style, lots of chewy malt cut with perfectly modest bitterness. Your dad would like this.
This beer is nothing out of this world, but is a damned fine session beer I would have again. Paired perfectly my ham sandwich.
Serving type: on-tap
11-24-2004 23:13:35 | More by GreenWBush
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3.28/5 rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Standard slightly sweet amber beer. Mild hops, light sweetness comes through with pleasant aftertaste, a good session beer, no need for a lengthy review. On par with Saranac amber. Decent but won't knock your socks off. Wish to visit the brewery sometime.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 22:36:28 | More by Brutaltruth
3.19/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
A- Pours a deep, rusty amber, yet the body remains fairly translucent. Small, 1 finger, slightly off white head forms and retains well. Good lacing.
S- Lots of biscuit malts up front with some brown sugar sweetness backing it up. The latter half of the scent is more towards the hop side, with a touch of piney bitterness on the nose.
T- Predominantly malty up front and throughout the drink. Biscuit flavors from the scent are not as prominent in the taste, but still there. The hops bitterness from the scent transitions into the flavor fairly identically to finish the drink with a hint of a bite. Throughout the whole drink the brown sugar sweetness from the scent is very subdued and beneath the other flavors.
M- This beer is light across the tongue with a high level of carbonation. Really easy to drink, as neither the alcohol or flavor profile is overpowering.
Overall, just your average, everyday amber that a small brewery has to have in its lineup. Either needs more of the hops bitterness or more of the malt flavor profile to become more than just another micro flagship beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2014 01:41:14 | More by boilermakerbrew
Indiana Amber from Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.