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Red Oak Amber | Red Oak Brewery

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3.75/5
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373 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Red Oak Brewery
North Carolina, United States
redoakbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
From the brewery: Red Oak Amber is a Munich Urtyp (Old Style) Lager. We begin the brewing process with custom kilned imported Munich Malt. Red Oak is then hopped with Spalt Noble Hops imported from Bavaria, the oldest hop growing region in the world. Before fermentation we add a yeast strain from Weihenstephen, the oldest brewery in the world, founded before 1040 AD. Weeks of aging gives Red Oak the smooth taste it is known for.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,136
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
373
pDev:
17.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
113
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 373 |  Reviews: 113
Photo of Andrewmcmurray
4.59/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Radome
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a lager glass.
Pours with a clear light copper body and, despite a fairly vigorous pour, a short bone-colored head. The head has good retention and coats the glass with foam when tilted.
The aroma is malt dominated and very appealing. The flavor has very good bitter/sweet balance even though it too is dominated by sweet malts.
Smooth medium body with medium-light carbonation.

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Photo of Sams442
4.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Red beer with a slightly off white head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Caramel, maltiness and yeast in the nose. Lightly sweet, highly carbonated. It has a little caramel taste with a decent hoppy finish. Nice solid and tasty beer.

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Photo of briandschorr
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A strong beer that I have on tap at Fishy Fishy Cafe in Southport, NC. One way to describe this beer is like a sweet version of Killian's Red. A few of my customers have also referenced Killian's with a touch of Yuengling. This beer pairs well with most lunch and dinner options.

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Photo of smithj4
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Glowingz
4.02/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjwarren
3.66/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am big fan of lagers and amber lagers in particular. This did not disappoint. It was a nice amber color with a sweet lager aroma. The taste had the typical lager sweetness but quickly the hops appeared and made the finish dry. Nice full mouthfeel. Very easy drinker.

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Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ATVIowa
3.78/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of G-S-M
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Agentveba
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nitter
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Guppy314
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle and continuously chilled from the store, pours as deep copper or light brown with a foamy lasting khaki head. Light aromas of bready malt. Taste is malt-forward with sweet caramel. Some pure hops at the back end with only slight bitterness. Could easily drink this all night.

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Photo of yaksurf
3.12/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Markc72
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of newcastlemike
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DinoBlueShoes
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ctb6582
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oceanrue
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rallyr32
4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber, light brown color with very little head. Light carbonation as well. . Smell is very malty. Initial taste is malty, with notes of caramel, slight toffee. Lacing is not very prevalent. Overall I think that this is a very solid, but different flavor brew, If you enjoy a darker style, you will enjoy this.

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Photo of nmann08
2.95/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Red Oak Amber from Red Oak Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 373 ratings
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