Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Victory Amber | Oaken Barrel Brewing Company

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
Indiana, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by zerk on 09-01-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
10.43%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
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.

 418 characters

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.

 488 characters

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.

 537 characters

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!

 500 characters

Victory Amber from Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe