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
Ranking:
#26,219
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
32
pDev:
9.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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 -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of SitkaSteve
3.06/5  rDev -18.4%
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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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 +6.7%

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Oosik Amber Ale from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 32 ratings