Oakshire Amber | Oakshire Brewing

Oakshire AmberOakshire Amber
BA SCORE
32.4%
Liked This Beer
3.53 w/ 74 ratings
Oakshire AmberOakshire Amber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing
Oregon, United States
oakbrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as 'Willamette Amber'.

Added by RedDiamond on 07-20-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,281
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
74
Liked:
24
Avg:
3.53/5
pDev:
10.2%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by N3rdM3t4l:
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4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

brown bomber into standard pint.

A:Pours a pretty solid copper color. Very clear, a somewhat aggressive pour got about 3/4 inch of slightly off white head that became a thin cap littered with some large bubbles and a pretty good looking ring also scattered with some bigger bubbles. leaving good lacing on the glass though.

S: at first whiff I get a lot of malt from the body a quick swirl provides an herbal note. nothing strong or overly hoppy. Just enough aroma to let you know the beer has been hopped. Northwest hop choices in this one of course. Appealing but it doesn't stand out from the crowd and scream "DEAR GOD DRINK ME I AM THE WORLDS BEST SMELLING AMBER ALE!"

T: Opens with a great hit of malt flavor. I love ambers/reds anyway so I am a little biased. Well balanced no excess sweetness and no overpowering hop bitterness either. After the first wave of flavor it starts on the bitter track. That pretty standard northwest hop flavors permeate the finish but without the citrus notes. Finishes with that herbal note in the nose and lingers for a while on the palate.

M: great middle of the road medium body. Not so heavy you want to take a nap after but not so light you feel like you just drank water. exactly where the body should be for the style I think. Not much carbonation in this one but as the beer crosses the tongue it agitates and forms some of that foamy head i saw in the glass making the beer feel creamy in a good way.

O: A winner for sure. This beer is a great example of the style. Nothing that makes it jump out and beg to be drank but nothing that would make you avoid it. Very sessionable. It has won me over.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sgn4779
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Fuzzycuffs
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes (August 17, 2017). This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy semi-dark red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. The lacing was somewhat w there in a speckled messy sort of way. The smell had some toasted caramel malts and a light toffee backed up by a light nuttiness. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, this was about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation finishes somewhat crisp yet smooth. Overall, for the most part, this was a decent Amber/Red ale.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of puboflyons
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on May 17, 2014.

It is an attractive looking chestnut amber pour with a short-lived off-white head and good clarity.

The aroma is not very pungent. I get some sweet and roasted caramel malts but little else.

Light to medium body

Those sweet roasted caramel malts are also in the taste but there is a definite bitter bite on the tail end which cuts like a knife and then fades away. A very typical amber ale.

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Photo of Spikester
3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark and hazed with almost one finger of off white head. Lacing only where the head was. Head recedes quickly.
Smell is all malts with a hint of earthy hops.
Taste is dark earthy hops with a fair amount of malt support.
Mouthfeel is quite full for an amber. Carbonation is on the low side. It has a fairly dry finish with some lingering leathery bitterness.
Overall quite a let down from a brewer I respect. Could be old. The bit of inked on date on the label was smudged. If I get a fresh example I will revise or update this review.
12-17-2013 Upgrade and additional notes.
Amber an clear with a large white head that sticks around. Lacings are plentiful.
Smell is about the same as before.
Taste is earthy bitter hops with some bready malts. Could use a bit more malts as the hops are slightly in the lead.
Overall a not sweet amber. Pretty easy drinking whatever you call it.

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Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of d_brommer_nh
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.02/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.62/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Whetstone Station Restaurant and Brewery, Brattleboro, VT

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin beige head that died down and left a thin film of bubbles on the surface and a thin ring around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of earthy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of earthy hops along with notes of caramel malts and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice amber ale that is neither too malty nor too bitter. It paired quite well with a burger.

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Photo of kylemckinnis
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of throwerbri
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Reidrover
3.1/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bomber from Lifesource,Salem. Good looking ale in the glass,darkish amber with a great looking light tan head. Aroma is very bready, with cereal also and a strange almost cooked meat aroma, that seems to waft about. Taste is rather bland unfortunatlly all semi-sweet malt..and little else really Palate was thin and in the end annoyingly watery for my tastes. In short i really did not enjoy this beer the Southern Oregon 'amber' was far far better.

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Photo of BESTIALEX
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to a generous someone for sharing this at DLD 2011. Served in a SAVOR snifter.

Pour yields an amber-colored brew with an off-white head that falls quickly without too much lacing. The nose brings some light bready malt plus a bit of light caramel sweetness in the background. Very mild hop presence. The flavor is mostly bread crust with a bit of toast as well as very mild toffee plus some caramel. Lightly candied. Medium body and good carbonation. Not bad.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darhawk
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Oakshire Amber from Oakshire Brewing
Beer rating: 32.4% out of 100 with 74 ratings
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