Red Oak Amber | Red Oak Brewery

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3.76/5
Very Good
393 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:
#24,235
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
393
pDev:
17.29%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
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Photo of Bevitore
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

My nephew brought some to WDC on a visit from N. Carolina. I tried it first, before looking up the average beer advocate.com rating and was floored to see it rated as "very good". The color is nice, the head was very thin and dissapeared almost immediately, and the taste was reasonably complex but on the whole I found it underwhelming and I'd never buy it. myself. My nephew's dad, OTOH, brings beers me beers from Tree House Brewing in Mass., and THOSE beers are over the moon, EVERY SINGLE ONE. So, don't expect too mucy from this Red Oak Amber and you won't be dissappointed.

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewAskew
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foyle
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in pint glass. A thin off white head drops quickly with mild lacing. Color is amber with moderate steaming carbonation. Aroma and flavor are malt forward. Pleasant sweetness, caramel, toasted bread, with some hops for balance. Excellent beer.

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Photo of Bryant1985
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of toolman2000
4.85/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

If the place I'm at has Red Oak, it's in my glass. Sometimes I even pick my restaurant based on whether they serve Red Oak.

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Photo of Scottync
4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Red Oak brewery is a few miles down the road from me... hard to find in stores. A premium red amber. Very smooth. One of the best beers from NC breweries. My experience is its best on tap if you are lucky enough to find it.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

standard amber beer, not bad.

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Photo of BTexpress
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rposlusny
5/5  rDev +33%
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 +25.3%
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 -11.2%
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 +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jchanley
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jaydubb
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andrewmcmurray
4.59/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Radome
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +26.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +8.5%
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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Red Oak Amber from Red Oak Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 393 ratings