Ashland Amber - Caldera Brewing Company
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Reviews by bobhits:
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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3.71/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance has a darker amber color supporting a healthy head leaving less than fair lace. Smell has a nice sweet malt aroma with minimal hop aroma. Taste has the same sweet malt with more of a aftertaste of hop rather than upfront. Mouthfeel is a light medium with good carbonation.
Serving type: can
01-13-2014 00:03:10 | More by Bookseeb
Ashland Amber from Caldera Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.