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Caldera Ginger Beer - Caldera Brewing Company

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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 15.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 08-27-2009)
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zhanson88

California

3/5  rDev -13%

06-24-2014 02:19:30 | More by zhanson88
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

04-27-2014 03:06:43 | More by Hopmodium
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Jah_Json

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

02-11-2014 11:04:13 | More by Jah_Json
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-14-2013 07:17:07 | More by Birdlegs
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-08-2013 16:28:08 | More by RedneckBeerz
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trodam

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

04-21-2013 17:03:00 | More by trodam
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rdobens

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -13%

03-08-2013 00:52:49 | More by rdobens
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

3/5  rDev -13%

02-20-2013 21:35:44 | More by chugamugofsud
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nikbullet

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

01-21-2013 15:03:36 | More by nikbullet
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

01-11-2013 20:19:59 | More by AlexFields
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oberon

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a very light golden with a thinner but pretty well sustained white head atop.Aromas of toasted cereal grain and a real sharp fresh ginger note,this is the real deal when it comes to ginger.Toasty with sharp ginger flavors,the ginger is pretty much in your face and if you're a fan then you will like it.I'am not a huge fan of ginger but this beer is what it says it is a ginger beer,not many come close to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 22:08:26 | More by oberon
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Travisnin

Idaho

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

09-13-2012 06:04:52 | More by Travisnin
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +15.9%

09-09-2012 21:31:04 | More by t0rin0
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avaldivia

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

07-28-2012 22:03:02 | More by avaldivia
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caverog

California

2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

07-05-2012 02:55:00 | More by caverog
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 22oz bomber from Olive Tree Market here in OB for $4.99 and poured it into an Odell's branded tulip glass.

A: Pours a clean light golden hue, lightly effervescent, a thin white head that dissipates quickly with minor amounts of lacing.

S: A lot of crackery pilsner style malt, earthy sweetness and a nice but not overwhelming presence of ginger.

T: Big time pilsner flavor upfront - similar to what I would imagine a small batch of Pilsner Urquell would taste like if it were brewed with fresh ginger. Slight flavors of black liquorish and reminiscent of a ginger snap.

Light crispy and refreshing. Great summer time session beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 03:14:20 | More by DeanMoriarty
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beerhorn12

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

05-06-2012 16:42:03 | More by beerhorn12
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unknownlamer

North Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got this since I homebrew a Ginger+Chamomile Wheat Ale every summer, and wanted to see what another beer with ginger in it tasted like.

Bottle lacks any date info, but this only appeared on the shelves of the beer shop that opened a few months ago very recently, so it's probably good and fresh.

Has a decent head, pours an OK looking clear yellow.

The smell is faintly sweet, a bit of fresh ginger, not much else.

Tastes like a light summer ale. Not getting much ginger. Not bad, but the extreme subtlety of ginger in a beer named "Ginger Beer" leaves me underwhelmed. I was expecting a bit of /zing/ (ala the old 100bbl series Harpoon Ginger beer).

It does go down easy like any good summer ale; the body isn't too thin and seems sanely carbonated.

Overall, something I wouldn't turn down if offered, but not something I'll seek out (it was around $5 for a bomber, probably owing to being on the opposite coast).

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 03:45:55 | More by unknownlamer
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-12-2012 08:12:29 | More by shelby415
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Hophead101

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

blind beer #10 from flexabull

A:3.5 pours a clear orange yellow color with a decent sized off white head. head dissipated in seconds but left a decent collar and small film on top.

S:3 mostly malt, some faint hops but barely. weird smell, it is a bit off putting to me. reminds me of perfume / flowers.

T:3.5 taste is unique as well. again mostly malt, sweet. also getting perfume in the taste as well as some ginger. some unidentifiable spices are lingering in there as well.

M:4 decent body, medium to light. good carbonation.

D:4 actually pretty drinkable - goes down pretty easy.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 00:33:27 | More by Hophead101
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A cloudy pale golden pour with a very small white head. Decent lacing and decent retention especially given the small initial head.

S: A little bready malt and pretty strong ginger.

T: Well, again some bready pale malt and some ginger. Pretty straightforward. Simple but effective.

M: Nice and light. Crisp finish.

O: Never had a ginger beer. This is surprisingly decent. It's pretty light, crisp and drinkable. Ginger isn't overpowering but it's definitely noticeable. Simple and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 05:34:59 | More by Dope
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -42%

01-04-2012 06:11:58 | More by VaterRoss
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oline73

Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy yellow/orange color with a half finger of fluffy white head. The head fades to a small layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Very light and crisp. I'm definitely picking up the ginger, but it's not overly powerful. There is a slight sweetness from the malt as well.

Taste: Very light and refreshing. The ginger shows up right away and then fades towards the finish of the sip. The finish is malty and bread like.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thin side with smooth carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall: This is a light and refreshing beer, but nothing spectacular. The amount of ginger is nice, but I would have liked to have more going on.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 17:17:39 | More by oline73
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem. $3.95 Nice golden clear beer body with a nice sized frothy/creamy white head. Ok aromas..mainlly a bit of ginger speice and some bready malt..simple nice Taste very nice indeed..nice spicy ginger backed with slightly caramel maltiness..simple again but i like . Liked the mouthfeel of this one..very forward carbonation which helps the ginger effect and a lingering ginger in the after taste. Overall a simple ginger brew .I liked it

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 02:25:15 | More by Reidrover
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

3.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle says "Malt beverage brewed with Ginger and ginger added" Sounds redundant to me, but lets move on.

Pours a bud light yellow with a tiny white head of small bubbles. The beer is almost as clear as a glass of water with some food coloring in it.

Aroma of light ginger, a very light malt aroma but primarily odorless on the malt side. I wouldn't be completely surprised if there were some adjuncts in here because of the lack of underlying malt flavors. Taste is of a light adjunct lager with a dosing of ginger. Not surprising there.

This is a light session beer, good for the warmer days of spring / summer. Mouthfeel is extremely light, high carbonation.

Overall decent. This would be great if you were drinking beers on draft at the bar with some friends just hanging out. I wouldn't necessarily seek it out though to drink out of a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 22:26:58 | More by alpinebryant
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Caldera Ginger Beer from Caldera Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.