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%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
16
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0
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
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 mhaugo
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of socon67
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drknight
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of msubulldog25
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried one of these on a recent trip to New Orleans; brought a couple more back to enjoy at home. 12 oz. can poured to a pint. Bought at Stein's Market, no date on the can.

Simple label design, some text superimposed on white and pale orange (for a brewery hailing from Baton Rouge, I expect 'Tiger' purple & gold, not 'Tennessee Vol' colors). :)

'Geaux Local. Drink Tin Roof Beer.'

A: Caramel brown with fiery reddish tint at its core. Sturdy head tops out at a finger, ivory-tan cream ebbs slowly. Lace is good, not great - splintered bands and waning sticking foam. A fine misty haze with ample, not overly abundant, carbonation.

S: Grassy and a whiff of musty hay. Very 'nutty' scent amidst cereal grains. At times sweeter, then a little earthy. Strength is fine.

T: First sip or two I wasn't sure about this. Toasted malt is strong: dry chocolate, burnt nutshells, spiced bread (rye?). Hops follow, hinting at orange and lemon zest, kinda tangy. Caramel/toffee asserts itself more with some warming, once the tastes become more familiar, but the balanced bitterness remains start to finish.

M: Creamy feel, a soothing mouthfeel until hop oils grab hold of the tongue. After a few sips, this seems 'juicy' - I'm salivating before the next one. Carbonation is on the mellow side, but there's a sharper bite in the finish. Some stickier malts loiter a while.

O: Pretty likable. Ambers aren't a style I'm drawn to much anymore, but i've had plenty over the years and this compares favorably. Pulls no punches flavor-wise by showing a surprising hop/malt balance and lasting bitterness. Glad to have bought a few, sad to have just one left.

Good job, Tin Roof

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of jaswilson2
2/5  rDev -44.3%

Photo of Exiled
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of MaddDogg84
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateMac13
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of SpdKilz
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
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 brandon911
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of pmarlowe
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Red and clear, with a pretty good two finger head and fairly good lace, very nice to look at.

Smell is quite malty, caramel malts mostly, toffee and nuts accent.

Taste is quite the malt-bomb type of red, very classic red taste. It's darn good stuff with great caramel malt flavor, with just a tinge of hops.

Feel is nice, light and easy to drink with medium carbonation and a lightly toffee/caramel aftertaste.

Overall it's really nice and I love that it comes in cans!

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Photo of CampusCrew
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Talk about mastering an amber/brown ale without hopping the hell out of it. This is a really nice malty ale with not much hop presence. Drinks like a brown ale, very dark amber. Touch of caramel with more chocolate and roasty flavors. Well done. Nice big. Body for style. Poured a nice large white head and held good head retnetion.

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Photo of ucsbmullet
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of bmwats
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a standard pint.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours about a 2 finger, foamy, dirty white head. Settles, and craters slowly and unevenly leaving lots of dry, sticky residue in its wake. Plenty of spider web lacing remains.

S: Grainy, with hints of butterscotch, and milk chocolate.

T: Woody with a bit a hop bite. Very earthy tone, with little sourdough.

M: Full flavored and hearty. A bit of rubbery, lingering aftertaste.

D: Goes down easy for a smooth, satisfying brew.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Great appearance including a great persistent head (which is my favorite type of head), and a lot of lacing. Nose is grainy with some sweet notes. Earthy flavor with a dash of sourdough bread pungency. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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Photo of Squire123
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmarsh123
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
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 kingcrowing
3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
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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Perfect Tin Amber from Tin Roof Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 145 ratings.
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