Red Oak
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From:
Red Oak Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Lager
Ranked #10
ABV:
5%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,936
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 16.93%
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
306
Status:
Active
Rated:
Thursday at 09:57 PM
Added:
Nov 28, 2002
Wants:
  28
Gots:
  129
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3.75 by SpaethJam from New York

Thursday at 09:57 PM
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Light amber with a 1/2" off white head, which slowly fades to a wisp. Light lacing.

Aroma is caramel, bread, grass.

Taste is malty, caramel, bread.

Light body, light carbonation. Semidry finish.

A very good Lager.
Aug 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Red Oak Amber Lager has a very thick, off-white head, a clear, copper appearance, and almost no lacing. The aroma is of pungent, brown bread crust. The flavor is similar, with low bitterness and moderate sweetness. Red Oak Amber Lager has a full body and a medium-dry finish.

RJT
Jul 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.57 by Mallow14

Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Amber hued with a fingernail of off white around the rim and covering a third of the top. The aroma is of light bready malt. I’m tasting bready malt. The mouth is light and easygoing.
Jun 12, 2022
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Rated by Bootit201 from Texas

4.81/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
First time I had this beer. It is really good! Bad part is live in Texas
May 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.69 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania

Apr 27, 2022
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Rated by Manta200 from Kentucky

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
6-pack from Food Lion on our trip to Outer Banks
Apr 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.68 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Apr 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.2 by Vjhillsr from Maryland

Mar 13, 2022
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Rated by JWTH583 from North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Always a great smooth beer to enjoy in a relaxing atmosphere!
Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.79 by lastmango from Pennsylvania

Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Had this on draft at a Darryl's in Greensboro NC area.
LOOK: Amber color with a mere skim for a head. Color was clear with no observed haze.
AROMA: Some caramel and bread malts.
TASTE: Bread malts, nutty some caramel sweetness.
FEEL: Carbonation is low this draft is thin.
OVERALL: Feel this draft would have scored higher if served with a foamy head, which was something I felt the bartenders worked hard at pouring off any foam.
Jun 05, 2021
 
Rated: 3.69 by FBarber from Illinois

May 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by HisMaltiness from Virginia

Apr 06, 2021
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Red Oak from Red Oak. Received on 25/3/21 in a LIF from nc41. 12 oz can. Stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 31/3/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottom stamped “2/17/2021”. Served at 48.3 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 50.7 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Golden amber (SRM 8), clear.
Body – Deep amber (SRM 15), slight haze. When rear-lite same. Unfiltered/unpasteurized.
Head – Large (Maximum five cm, aggressive center pour), Dutch white, medium density, short retention, diminishing to a two to three mm crown fed by effervescence and a thin partial cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 4 – Malty, some hops, and a bit of yeasty bread.
Flavor – 4 – Taste follows nose exactly. Begins malty and slightly sweet with a bit of hoppy flavor and some bready yeast, ends with just a touch of bitterness. No alcohol (5 % ABV, according to BA, NOT marked on container) taste or aroma. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Medium, watery, carbonation more lively than soft and softer than lively.
Final impression and summation: 4 Yet another good German-style beer from Red Oak; they’re now 3/3.
Mar 31, 2021
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Dark amber body, reddish, dark copper; lively carbonation; thin yet lasting white head. Warm and rich caramel aroma; nuts and molasses. Rich depth to the flavor; mild overall sweetness with a nut-like and dark bread overtone; very little bitterness noted. Heavy body; smooth and silky; viscous; semi-sweet heaviness overall.

Personally, I would classify this beer as a Munich dunkel. It's use of Munich malts, its rich and complex body and taste, its appearance. Regardless, this is a wonderfully impressive malt-forward lager.
Feb 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Drinking this at home.
Poured from a can into a pint glass.
Looks amber with a nice foamy head that dropped to a thick ring.
Smells malty, bready, floral.
Taste follows the nose nicely and is definitely malt forward.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall a very nice amber lager that I would definitely drink again.
Jan 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.48 by Latarnik from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.47 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Aug 30, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jul 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.01 by lsudduth from Ohio

Jul 02, 2020
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Reviewed by hoppydanknessOG from North Carolina

4.56/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
very nice, fresh, juicy taste. Almost a nutty flavor, maybe it's aged in oak barrels or something. Not syrupy sweet, just sweet like a fresh as hell beer. If I could drink this every time I drank, I would. I can only find this at Harris Teeter and it's 20 bucks for a 12 pack.
May 11, 2020
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Reviewed by William295 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This high quality lager is my favorite beer. Red Oak has a wonderful smell and a beautiful amber appearance. It is made using the 1516 Law of Purity. Red Oak is delivered in refrigerated vehicles because it's not pasteurized or filtered. I have mostly consumed Red Oak on tap but occasionally purchase it in bottles. I love Bavarian Amber Lagers and this is delicious.
Apr 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.54 by TrojanRB from Texas

Dec 17, 2019
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Reviewed by AJwNCSU

4.88/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Best Amber Beer I’ve tasted and Amber is my everyday beer choice. Smooth, nutty flavor. Light hop flavor with no bitter aftertaste. Great, local central NC beer. Great choice for Amber or Lager fans and if on tap, a must try!
Nov 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by cgrunin from Texas

Nov 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.76 by mig100 from Texas

Oct 18, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Sep 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee

Aug 03, 2019
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap in Apex, NC. Copper color with thin white head. Caramel malt aromas. Fairly light feel. Caramel malt flavors with lingering sweetness and a touch of hops. Smooth and drinkable, though not very complex
May 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.63 by BigSal from North Carolina

May 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.7 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

May 03, 2019
 
Rated: 3.48 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Apr 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Yeldarb92 from Ohio

Mar 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.88 by vein1 from North Carolina

Mar 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by gschultz1942 from North Carolina

Feb 14, 2019
 
Rated: 4.42 by 35ghost from North Carolina

Jan 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Another Red Oak product, another beer I'm partial to. I guess, without knowing it, I've been enjoying craft beers for over 25 years. Guess back when I started drinking Red Oak products, I just looked at them as a brewery, but it was Spring Garden back then. This is the first RO product I tried, along with dinner at their bar/restaurant in Gboro near Guilford College. Drank it repeatedly at other Spring Garden bars around Gboro and always like it. I think i'll have to go on a RO binge here soon
Jan 24, 2019
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