Perfect Tin Amber | Tin Roof Brewing Company

Perfect Tin AmberPerfect Tin Amber
BA SCORE
32.4%
Liked This Beer
3.44 w/ 148 ratings
Perfect Tin AmberPerfect Tin Amber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tin Roof Brewing Company
Louisiana, United States
tinroofbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
IBU’s: 28

Added by theboozecruise on 01-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,370
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
148
Liked:
48
Avg:
3.44/5
pDev:
15.12%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 41
Reviews by cvm4:
Photo of cvm4
3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: This was from a can poured into a glass.

Appearance: A deep copper/amber color with a well developed head on top.

Smell: Slighty hoppy smell with some caramel and nuts mixed in.

Taste: To me, this was a malt bomb. I loved it! It had the right amount of hops taste to balance it out.

Mouthfeel: Not overly carbonated. Was pleasant.

Overall: It seems to me this was not brewed for a niche market. They want to capture a large audience. For me it's a beer I could drink all day and not get tired of. It's not one that will make you stop and reminiscence about your day.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of biegaman
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Perfect Tin is, in fact, a pretty immaculate looking Amber Ale. Its resplendent ruddy-orange complexion is enhanced by sharp, piercing highlights, pristine clarity and a thin, fleecy white head. To sum it up in a word: gorgeous. Too bad I'm about to drink it because this liquid could have had a lucrative modeling career.

Chinook, Cascade, Centennial and Kent Golding is my kind of hop bill! It promises to provide a comprehensive balance of leafy, fruity, floral and piny aromatics - yet it smells like malt is the star of this show. There's very little (if any) hop element; the aroma is comprised of an underlying biscuity, toffee-laden graininess. It isn't much to get excited about.

The taste is modest and unsophisticated, as expected. The gentle nutty, toasted pecan sweetness and caramelly finish are both pleasant and unembellished. It's an overall clean and mildly flavourful profile, though I admit I definitely prefer more ostentatious variations of the style - it's a shame to let a hop profile like that go to waste!

That said, an Amber like this is really intended for lighthearted times and unfussy palates. This may not be very impressionable but that's fine - some people prefer their burgers plain, without condiments and the bun not toasted. This is very much a beer with original purpose: for everyday, for everyone, for having more than just one.

Perfect Tin is a perfectly ordinary Amber that's sure to meet most people's approval... so long as they aren't really into craft beer. It's important to note, however, that its underwhelming personality stems not from the brewer's disinterest but, rather, from their interest in pleasing as many Baton Rouge residents as possible. In that effort I'm sure they succeed.

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Photo of Zakk
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Mora2000
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a hazy, dark amber color with a large, creamy off-white head. The aroma is a little bit hoppier than I imagined, with some grass and orange citrus notes, as well as some toffee malt. The flavor is similar, with some bitter pine and orange citrus hops, as well as some biscuit and caramel malt. The bitterness is fairly high for an amber ale. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of kingcrowing
3.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a very nice but surprisingly dark ruby/amber color with a small lightly yellow head along with generous fine lacing. Nose is slightly sweet, malty and rich.

Taste is very well balanced with a light crisp bitterness upfront followed by a nice sweetness of malty honey flavors on the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit too light and watery for me but I think it makes it a good transition beer for people trying to get into darker beers.

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Photo of wo87810
4.25/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of justme
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jALEson
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of eabdelbaki
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tin Roof "Perfect Tin Amber"
on tap at The Industry Bar, NOLA. 4/13/12

Appearance: Mostly clear amber. Appears more brown in the full pint. A short head of frothy light tan holds well. Average lacing. Big bubbled carbonation (probably a dirty glass with lots of nucleation points).

Aroma: Hoppy and malty with a bit of a nuttiness. Minor yeasty fruitiness. Some mild background chocolate too. Grassy.

Flavor: Malty. Hoppy. Solid beer. The distinctly bready, caramelish and toasted maltiness appears upfront, accented by some chocolate and nuttiness. Some fruitiness follows, and grassy highlights rise across the middle. A drying bitterness appears and lingers into the finish as the hops fade and the nuttiness returns.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth.

Overall: Fairly impressive as it's not just another bland "run-of-the mill" amber ale... its maltiness almost hints at being a kind of a northern English brown ale. Nice.

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Photo of socon67
3.47/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McNealc31
4.2/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper with a delightful aroma of caramel, toast, and citrus hops.

Sweet toffee is the foremost flavor with the grapefruity hops adding some bitterness at the back end. Rather big flavor and very full, round mouthfeel for an amber ale. Not terribly complex, but the toffee and roasted malt pair together nicely, with the hops adding a pleasant contrast at the end.

Good flavor, and clocking it at 4.5% ABV, a great all day beer here. Geaux get one!

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Photo of BigAl18
2.88/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of russpowell
3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent caramel with 2 fingers of cream colored head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Bready & toasty, fades as it warms

T: Toasty, dry & caramel up front. More of the same as this warms, a little leafy & woody hoppyness as well. Finishes dry, toasty with a little astringency

MF: Medium body, semi-prickly carbonation, decent balance, thins a bit as it warms

Drinks easy, but nothing to get excited about

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of BuddyE
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of SpdKilz
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Evan (optimator13) for this great extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours a dark amber color into a tulip. About a finger of slight off white head is achieved with a moderate pour from the can.

Smell – Some nice slight hops, caramel, a nuttiness, and slight charred/roasted malts.

Taste – Quite similar to the aroma. Slight floral hops hit the tongue first but fade to a nice mellow caramel and toasted malts (almost earthy). A hint on the sweeter side.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, medium to a bit lower carbonation, finishes with just a slight dryness.

Overall – A darn quaffable beer. Easy to drink, not too many in your face flavors; nice and mellow. I enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.36/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to woodychandler for coming through with yet another canned beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pretty deep bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, a touch of chocolate. Taste is of piney hops, a tad bit of chocolate, bitter at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of Basoos1
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of bourbonbock
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a 12 oz can into a clean goblet and got the following

A. Cloudy brown with 2 fingers on fizzly tan head. Chestnut body color.

S. Smells like crystal malt and a little bit of nutty breadiness.

T. Slightly earthy and choppy with some sweet background crysyalliness.

M. Very good balance of sweetness and gravity and good carbonation.

Overall not bad but their pale ale is much better. Would buy again if in baton rouge again

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to optimator13 for hooking me up with a nice canned craft brew.

Pours a somewhat dark amber with a wispy white head.

Smells of bread and caramel. No hop presence is detectable in the aroma.

Starts off with a slight caramel tinge. A strong pungeant earthy flavor takes over the finish. Not an overly complex beer. Still few detectable hops.

Mouthfeel is a tad light and carbonation levels are good.

Decent amber. A little one dimensional and the harsher finish affects drinkability somewhat. Still would be a good go to for canned beer if distributed here.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.42/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tin Roof Perfect Tin Amber has a thin, off-white head, with little lacing left behind, and a clear, dark brown (amber, under light) appearance with a good amount of bubbles streaming up. The aroma is caramel malt and bread, with a dash of hops. Taste is hop forward and spicy, but not in any way harsh. The caramel malts are present for sure, and the body is sweet and full. This beer finishes fairly crisp and most certainly refreshing. Even though it is not particularly complex, it is quite excellent in its simplicity. A bit of sourness showed up (on draft). They did a wonderful job with this one, and I highly recommend it.

RJT

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 4/13/12

Appearance: Dark caramel/light brown/dark amber - clear, pours with a minimal head, retains a little ring, some spotty lacing

Smell: Caramel malts and a ton of grass - like, toasted grass clippings - some nuttiness, and some weirdness that I can only describe as musty grains - some caramel sweetness

Taste: Better than the aroma, with some nice malts - caramel malts, pale malts, slightly toasty - some light fruits, and some darker notes, a touch of toffee and caramel - mild bitterness, hops are overly grassy

Mouthfeel: Medium body, adequate carbonation, a little bit sticky

Overall: Good, but not particularly exceptional

This has some decent malts, but overall it's a pretty average amber. Pretty tasty, but nothing to write home about. I appreciate the presence of the hops, but I am not a fan of the grassiness.

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Perfect Tin Amber from Tin Roof Brewing Company
Beer rating: 32.4% out of 100 with 148 ratings
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