Oak Creek Amber | Oak Creek Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Oak Creek Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
oakcreekbrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Silver Medal Winner at the North American Brewers' Association competition. A deep- copper colored medium-bodied American amber ale. Its fresh flavor is smooth and carefully balanced with a nice mellowness and hint of caramel malt balanced by medium hop bitterness. lt is an all malt beer that is naturally carbonated.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
17.11%
 
 
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Photo of trappistlover
1.85/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

(12oz bottle). Pours crystal clear copper color with white head. Very little carbonation. Aroma has sweet honey, cardboard, and butter. Taste is sweet malt with with very mild hop bitterness. Thin bodied with a slick texture. This is an easy to drink beer, but its not my favorite style and not a great example either.

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Photo of FrankHammer
2.25/5  rDev -26%

Photo of UberWasser
2.31/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz brown bottle, served in a stein

Pours a brownish amber color, which really isn't all that attractive. The head builds to a thin layer of foam that dissipates quickly. Nothing at all to be excited about in the looks department.

Smell is just beyond uninteresting and into the realm of unpleasent. It's mainly an overcooked corn smell with some strange underlying sweetness. I didn't find it aluring at all.

I didn't let that stop me, though. Unfortunately, the taste followed suit. Except now it was far more of a strange sweetened butter taste, like the stuff they put on kettle corn. Add that to the corn tastes and smells and it's really a rather strange experience...and not one that I like.

Mouthfeel is very average. A bit watery, with some fizz. Nothing great.

The only real reason I would buy this again is because it is consistenty cheap at most of the local grocery stores. But then again, so are beers like Full Sail Amber Ale, or even Stone's Levitation at Trader Joe's, both of which are FAR better choices, in my opinion.

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Photo of Miller138
2.48/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured out of the bottle -
No date on the bottle
very pretty orange/amber color. Carbonation was a little high and the mouth-feel ends up being thin.
There is a nice nutty flavor, but it is up front and diminishes quickly - the finish is dry . The beer doesn't offer much in the way of character or complexity.

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Photo of erk0607
2.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pivo
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Gusler
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a clear dark amber color, large head and tons of lace. The nose is malt, sweet, and buttery, grainy. Start is malt and a bit sweet, the top skinny, the finish, clean and crisp, pertinently hopped, pleasantly acidic. The beer overall is a tad to sweet for my liking, fairly drinkable nonetheless, a “Session” beer maybe.

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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of MirImage
2.95/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured bottle into Pint Glass

Appearance: Head dissipated very quickly. Virtually no lacing. Nice copper color though.

Smell: Smelled sweet... like candy in waxed paper (tootie roll like). Picked up a little bit of caramel

Taste: Very astringent after taste. Makes me want to take a drink of water. Slightly sweet.

Mouthfeel: Very light. Slight carbonation.

Drinkability: Its easy to drink, but the taste just isn't there to make me want to drink more.

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Photo of uawildcat
2.96/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ah, Labor Day Weekend, sad that it is gone.

A - Served in a very very long glass in the pub. Had a nice foamy head when poured by quickly disappeared. Left some evidence of lacing. Bubbles were rather large forming in the glass. Seeing the bubbles travel that far was kind of neat.

S - Smell was not very detectable. It smelled mostly of sweet malt and maybe, maybe a little bit of diacetyl.

T - Had a pleasant malty sweetness. Nothing really complex though. Nothing objectionable though either. Could have used a little more hops in my opinion, but it fits the style well.

M - Nicely carbonated, but it is just a little too watery for me.

O - A very drinkable, average beer. If you are in Sedona and are looking for a brewpub to go to its worth a try. See if you like it yourself.

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Photo of clager
2.99/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ystazi
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of ovaltine
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kaelingirl
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Pecan
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jschott75
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of JoelClark
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Mplsbrew
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A fairly run of the mill Amber that I got to try in a stellar Thai place in Sedona

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Photo of MonkeyBread
3.21/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of kp29
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

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Oak Creek Amber from Oak Creek Brewing Co.
3.04 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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