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Indiana Amber - Oaken Barrel Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oaken Barrel Brewing Company visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 07-28-2002)
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Reviews by SkeeterHawk:
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Initially poured a pretty cloudy burnt orange color with about 1/2" of small bubbles making an off white foam on top. The head stuck around in some form for some time. There was a little bit of lacing left on the glass when you drank the beer.

Aroma: It is almost all floral and citrusy hops. That is the main thing you pick out, but there is also some dark crystal and almost roast like malts in here also.

Taste: The flavor has a bit of a bready yeast thing going on that wasn't so noticeable in the aroma. There are quite a few esters in this beer. The hops are still a huge player in the flavor, but there is a bit more complexity to the flavor than the aroma. It is still a mild beer and finishes pretty balanced and comes across as a bit watery. There is a reserved acidic flavor that sets in to your throat really late in the finish.

Opinion: This beer is alright. Not my favorite, but I am glad that I tried it. I think that the whole thing is a bit out of balance to be an outstanding beer. There is too much roast presence both in the aroma and in the flavor. The bittering hops is about right on, and the hops are a bigger player in the aroma which is nice. I will probably drink it again, but it isn't one that I would seek out.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2006 04:02:07 | More by SkeeterHawk
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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.

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3.19/5  rDev -8.3%
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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.

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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.

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Indiana Amber from Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.