Victory Amber | Oaken Barrel Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
Indiana, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by zerk on 09-01-2002

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of psmith161
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of illestkilla
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Brettster
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have this beer on tap every Indianapolis Indians game I attend, I get a season ticket package. This is a hazy amber color with a foamy head that fades pretty quick. Moderate carbonation. Has a sweet malty smell to it. The taste is sweet and malty as well with a nice hop finish. As far as I am concerned, this is a must have while at the ball park. Nothing better than watching a ball game with some good local brew.

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Photo of JamesS
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had two at Victory Field 07 July 08, when the Indianapolis Indians took on (and beat 3-2) the Colubus Clippers.

Pours a great dark red color with great head and nice lacing, with a fair bit of carbonation. It has a nice deep earthy scent, malty without being overly sweet. Great taste, a very deep draught with nice malty overtones, well balanced, with a nice sweet-and-sour finish, not quite an Irish red finish. It goes down very smoothly. The best beer to get at an Indy Indians game.

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Photo of BitteBier
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appropriately hazy, brownish-amber in color with a small amount of foam that drops away pretty quickly. The smell is relatively weak but pleasant enough, with sweet, grainy malt leading the way. Taste has more balance than I had thought it might based on the nose. A hoppy crispness gives way to a sweet, somewhat chewy malt base that--while not doing anything too interesting--lingers a bit. Mouthfeel falls nicely between crisp and chewy. I get this because it isn't 't Bud or Bud Light. Even beyond that good reason, it's worth a try.

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Photo of zerk
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is only available at Victory Field, home of the Indianapolis Indians minor league baseball team. It's similar to OB's Indiana Amber, but with a higher malt profile. Deep amber color, very little foam. Very malty in nose and flavor, without being very sweet. A slight touch of carmel and diacetyl, and just enough hops to balance the flavor. Medium mouthfeel... very refreshing and very drinkable. This is a wonderful amber, and I might just go back to see more games just to drink this one!

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Victory Amber from Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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