Perfect Tin Amber | Tin Roof Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
145
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
15.04%
 
 
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Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
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 nathanmiller
2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
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 woodychandler
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I was recently reminded of the old saw that goes, "People who say that I am difficult to shop for must simply not know where to buy beer." optimator13 had been hinting that CANs were upcoming in his neck of the woods and out of the blue, a sixer appeared! It pays to advertise, or at least make The CANQuest (TM) a household term. My thanks and I will be assembling a return package shortly.

From the CAN: "Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana"; "AmeriCAN Amber Ale With Hints of Toffee and Chocolate"; "Just like the rain falling on a tin roof, there's nothing more comforting than that first sip of Tin Roof beer. Brewed to perfection in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Tin Roof is our culture, our way, our beer."; and "Geaux Local. Drink Tin Roof Beer." Was the silhouette of the young woman meant to evoke the character of "Cat" in Tennessee Williams' play? I don't know, but that was my default position.

A most audible Crack & Glug, followed by two fingers of light-tan head with decent retention. Color was mahogany with NE-quality clarity and if that does not get your attention, seek medical attention as you may be dead! Nose smelled faintly of a wild admixture of grassy hops, toffee and milk chocolate, like a Heath bar dipped in hops. Shazam! Mouthfeel was downright silky smooth and it tasted like a slightly bitter Skor bar on the tongue. Nothing like truth in advertising, lemme tell ya. Finish tended more toward bitter than sweet and as a hophead, that was right up my alley. I am still loathe to drink exceptionally malty sweet beers, which are the standard bearers for the style and I am glad these guys did it their way. I am setting at least two CANs aside - one for Hula in the Coola Day and one for Mardi Gras and I suggest you do the same.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a stemless globe.

Thanks to hannydawg for sharing this can!

Damn puns... This stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of cream-light tan foam. The nose comprises flaky biscuit, light caramel, and light cocoa. The taste holds notes of wheat, light chocolate, and caramel. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry-ish, kinda chalky finish. Overall, an okay brew at best, one that really didn't sit fully right with me throughout.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Gavage
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: copper in color with a 1/2" head that lingers around a while.

Smell: malt sweetness and a hint of bread comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, light bread and biscuit flavors, some ripe dark fruits, and a mellow bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Smooth from start to finish. Short lasting aftertaste.

Overall: an average amber ale that won't overly excite but hits the spot for the style.

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Photo of tone77
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
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 Mora2000
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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 biegaman
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
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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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of rudzud
2.36/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a light almost crystal clear light reddish brown hue with a big two finger creamy head that fades to leave thin lacing and a very, very nice half finger blanket.

S - Aroma is very malt heavy, light biscuit notes, faint wet cardboard. No real hops...

T - Similar to the nose, way too malt heavy and sweet here. No real hop flavour, per say, just a generic bitter finish. More of the biscuit bready qualities too.

M - Mouthfeel Is a touch on the thin side, fairly average.

O - Overall, a far too malty beer. Frustrated with Louisiana so far...

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Poured from the can into pint glass

Dark copper in color, little head. Sweet Malty aroma. Same witht the taste, but just something a bit off. A weird aftertaste. Okay body and carbonation.

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Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can pours a crystal clear red color with a thick cap of tan head. Nice retention and lacing...a very pretty looking beer.

Nose is caramel, toffee, nuts and papaya. Interesting and decently bold. Nothing spectacular, but smells solid.

Taste has a nice nutty aspect with moderate sweetness while toast and toffee make up the majority of the malt flavor. A grassy, bitter bite on the finish cleans things up nicely. The mouthfeel might be the best part about this one, it really has a creamy, dense feel to it going down the hatch. It does nothing fantastically, but everything solid...its a well-built beer that is an easy choice for something tasty and can-portable while hanging out in Louisiana (CenLa in my case as I found this tasty treat in Alexandria).

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Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazey deep amber with a good head. Nice malty aromas, slightly funky, hoppy, and sweet. Taste is deff funky, malty, slightly hop taste as well. A bit bitter but nice. Overall, a nice amber and much better amber than Abita and worth a try.

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Perfect Tin Amber from Tin Roof Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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