My father and I stopped off at the Oaken Barrel in Indianapolis this weekend for dinner. We were driving back from Kentucky to Chicago, so we couldn't really drink a lot, but we each had the sampler with dinner. Unfortunately, this left there more interesting brews untasted. I hate when brewpubs tell you what you get in a sampler. Anyway, here's my impressions of their beers...
Their Indiana Amber is a nice hoppy amber with slight malt complexity. Nothing really special, but quite drinkable.
Their raspberry wheat(?) was mediocre. Not very fruity at all.
their APA was very hoppy and delicious. Definitely a standout.
Their Porter was quite hoppy. Not quite what I was expecting, but very good nonetheless. It had a very smooth finish and was quite light on the palate.
Their Belgian white was very light in color as well as taste. A fine beer, I'm sure, but nothing to really get excited about.
The food was good too. I'll definitely be visiting again if I ever find myself in the area.