Red Oak Amber | Red Oak Brewery

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3.75/5
Very Good
382 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:
#25,312
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
382
pDev:
17.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of Rposlusny
5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just an awesome beer!

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Photo of el_lwillow
4.71/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Slightly sweet amber. Malty but lighter than most ambers. Not hoppy. One of my favorite beers.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My first taste of this beer was not what I expected. I saw it on tap with the vision of it being another budweiser or coors original in every aspect, but I soon came to the conclusion that it appears to be a better beer at the initial taste, i found it to be absolutely deplorable to my taste. Fool me once and I can't get fooled again (G.W. Bush). After the first impression I then saw through the beginning rouse of this brew and saw it for it's true nature, adjunctive..

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Photo of MMOSNN
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jchanley
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

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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Red Oak Amber from Red Oak Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 382 ratings