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Ashland Amber - Caldera Brewing Company

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Ashland AmberAshland Amber

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BA SCORE
85
very good

193 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 12-20-2004)
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Reviews by bobhits:
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bobhits

Kentucky

1.85/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Very clear and crisp medium dark amber color. Some carbonation but not much. Half finger head. Lacing isn't great but pretty solid. Below the style but this style does well in this.

Smells of a strong amber/hopped aroma. A bit metallic in aroma a bit perhaps off or the hops are a touch off what I like.

Wow and blah. Opens oddly enough with hops a touch hoppy but not over powering. Somewhat herbal hops that quickly are squelched by a huge body of malt. OK, huge by the style, not huge by any other style. The amber malt flavor is there, but this is far more powerful than many are.

It's too sweet and thick in body for most beers. The carbonation is lacking which also hurts.

It's a nice drinkable beer in certain places, but when that is is beyond me. That's the problem though...when is a mostly malty beer without a sipper level of flavor the right beer for the time? Add in it is a far more thick bodied beer and I'm at a loss.

I paid 16 for a 6 pack. I'm sorry but that's going into the score. Cans were made to make it cheaper to distribute and better for drinking here and there. Way to expensive way too...below average.

Serving type: can

10-02-2010 16:01:59 | More by bobhits
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Ashland Amber from Caldera Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.