Oakshire Amber | Oakshire Brewing

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Oakshire AmberOakshire Amber

Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing
Oregon, United States

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

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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by puboflyons:
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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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3.42/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.56/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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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%

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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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3/5  rDev -15%

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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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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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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

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Oakshire Amber from Oakshire Brewing
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 74 ratings