Oosik Amber Ale | Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
midnightsunbrewing.com

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oosik Amber Ale is a true German-style altbier, brewed with pale, Munich and crystal malts. Deep amber with copper highlights, Oosik sports a toasted and caramel malt profile, balanced by traditional noble hops. A special yeast strain ferments this ale at cooler lager temperatures, giving it a smooth malt character and a clean finish.

11 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
31
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
9.81%
 
 
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Photo of unclekeith
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at GABBF

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dunkelnacht
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MatthewD4
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.76/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Hangar on the wharf a couple weeks ago, sorry for the late upload of this but here's my notes.
Obviously, the body was a semi dark red color. The bar pour yielded no head.
The smell had a really malty make up to it with a little roasted chocolate - ness to it with a decent roasty nutty/caramel aroma around it.
The taste was malty sweet with an amplified breadiness to it.
The mouth feel was heavy as I had a hard time trying to finish it due to how my tongue felt trying to get the whole pint down.
Honestly, not a bad beer but I'm just wondering why a brewery would name a beer after a whale's penis.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of JohnnyP3
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32oz growler into a MSBC pint glass. Pours a crystal clear light amber-orange with a thin white cap of foam that simmers down to a light glazing of suds.

The nose features a healthy dose of malt aromas--some bready-biscuit smells and a touch of caramel shine through. Also has some grassy hop aromas. Very light lacing. Not much head retention.

Taste is kind of creamy up front that gives way to a solid malt backbone for this amber. Slight bitterness balances things out. A lot of biscuit/toasted grain flavor and some sweeter caramel malt.

Mouthfeel is creamy and fairly smooth with some punctuation from the carbonation.

Overall, a respectable amber. Kind of grows on you some as you drink it. First few sips I wasn't sure what to make of it, but it seems to settle down pretty well and deliver some of the classic characteristics of a malty amber brew. Good afternoon "session" beer.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of hardy008
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Drank on 7/7 in Talkeetna, Alaska.

Copper color with a small off white head. I do not mind this, since it gave me more beer in the glass. The aroma has toasted and caramel malt with light citrus hops.

The taste is just like the aroma. Toasted and caramel malt with light citrus hops. Light to medium bodied, crisp, smooth, and easy to drink. One of the better Amber / Red Ales I have had in a while.

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Oosik Amber Ale from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
3.77 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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