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Auburn Ale - Cameron's Brewing Co.

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cameron's Brewing Co. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cameron’s Auburn Ale is our most awarded beer. Deliciously complex, this West Coast style ale uses an abundance of citrus, aromatic American hops. Named after its unique rich colour, this beer offers a full body that evokes a multitude of different flavors. Watch for the generous hop aroma, smooth maltiness, followed by a deep smooth, perfect compliment for red meat, fish or a spicy food.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-22-2002)
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RBorsato

Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tawny brown with a low light tan head and very nice carbonation. Excellent toasty and biscuity malt aroma and flavor with light traces of ground coffee... Balanced very well with light fruitiness. Medium bodied and smooth with a dry roasty malt finish.

A beer I will use along with Boulder Sundance Amber to judge other non-hoppy ambers by.

'151203' lasered on bottom (bottled 12/15/03 ?)
Tasted: 02/06/05

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2005 17:35:00 | More by RBorsato
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EatsTacos

Yukon (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I suppose auburn is the colour to describe this beer. Fantastic lacing. Head dies down to a thin film that remains on the beer.

Aroma is pure hops. Fruity and herbal.

Taste delivers on the hops too. Very well balanced and smooth. Lemon and citrus hops are really refreshing. Very little aftertaste and drinkability is high. Not overly complex by any means but certainly a quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2008 04:57:58 | More by EatsTacos
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WeizenMike

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

08-17-2013 01:34:15 | More by WeizenMike
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-01-2014 23:15:05 | More by drtth
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

09-16-2012 17:55:17 | More by Vyronian
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FishMan123

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this on tap at a bar in Ottawa. Bartender's recommendation after chatting with him about the lousy beer selections in most of the bars. Note: I found most bars in Ottawa all carry the same crappy beers - this particular bar had a nice selection.

Anyway, since I got this on tap, I'm reviewing from memory. I really liked this beer because I found it very distinctive/unique.

Color deep amber, as the name would imply. It had a taste that I couldn't quite place. Citrus - but more grapefruit than lemon. And there was an herbal bite to the beer. Hard to describe.

Definately worth a try for its unique style.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2010 05:03:36 | More by FishMan123
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Overall, I quite enjoyed this beer. It's got a fresh and interesting taste that makes it a decent drinking beer.

Pours a crystal clear carmel colour – the term auburn fits quite nicely. Just a wee bit of a short-lived head. Gentle, maybe too subtle aroma, nicely balanced, full of hops and malt.

Very tasty. Deliciously fruity hops, nice malt sweetness, comes across as quite fresh. Noticeable taste of apricots – which I quite like – makes this distinctive and something I look forward to drinking.

Disappointing finish however. Lots of interesting things happening up front and then – nada. Nothing really lingers which is a darn shame, 'cause overall this beer is well worth a try. Everything hangs together just so. Still tasty after each bottle. Mmmm.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2004 17:47:25 | More by TerryW
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putnam

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wonder if this is related to the brewery in County Durham. Both offer an "Auburn" Ale.
"Brewed by a connoiseur instead of an accountant" appears on the official, under-construction web site.
Deeply colored with caramel/brown hue, it tenders a glossy, cream-colored head of diminutive stature.
Fried grain and burnt sugar feature prominently on the nose and so do loads of banana, grape jelly and cream.
Pliant, pillowy textured and clean, it struggles to find a compelling fruit argument. Roasted sugar, toast, wood, caramel and resin balance nicely within the clear, light-bodied frame. Awash with briny, oceanic mineral and skeleton flavors, there does appear a discernable notion of aged lemon peel on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2003 02:22:49 | More by putnam
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the42ndtourist

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a nice auburn colour (who woulda thunkit?) with minimal head. The taste started a little hoppy and bitter then faded to a creamy aftertaste. the mouthfeel is nice and smooth. overall, a good beer, and perfect for session drinking. this beats the sleeman equivalent in my book.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2002 18:32:41 | More by the42ndtourist
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a great all around beer. I like the 9 and 15 packs the brewery sells it in, for the novelty alone I suppose.

The pour reveals a copper orange colored liquid topped with a smattering of white foam. The almost non-existent head does manage to leave a lot of lacing on the glass. The smell is lightly citrusy and grassy hop aroma and a doughy malt that gets more and more prominent throughout the glass. The taste is malt forward, but complimented with a very pleasant hop profile. Very much a PacNW flavor, cascades no doubt. The mouthfeel has very low carbonation, which I like, so many beers are overcarbonated in bottles these days. The finish is lightly bitter and bready.

A good beer, probably a good entry beer into the world of craft beer. Enjoyable to quaff by the pool as well.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2009 02:54:51 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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DoctorStrangiato

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance - beautiful burnt auburn colour with a delicious 1/4-inch sustaining head with fine lacing.

Smell - mildly astringent, some faint perfume, clothed in a majstic oak bouquet very lightly covered in a deep roasted grain aroma.

Taste - a fine taste reminiscent of a good English Brown Ale. Deep caramel and chocolate flavourings combined with a roasted malt finish that is long and satisfying.

Mouthfeel - pretty smooth and definitely shows some pride and craftmanship.

Drinkability - nice evening beer that takes away the cares of the day. Enjoyable in any season, ideal for a rural setting.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2009 00:10:56 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After trying their lager I was a little afraid about this one, but that fear was unfounded, this is quite a good beer.

This poured a beautiful deep clear amber brown with a nice thin ring of head and a cloud on top. Smell was very malty, quite appetizing. These malts are present in the flavor also, making this quite a delicious beer. It is very smooth on the way down and quite easy to drink. I'd recommend this one handily.

This was purchased at the same time as the Lager with a brewed date of 11/06 making this one a month younger than the previous. That could have made the difference in freshness with this, but I am unsure. Regardless, this is a great beer and definitely worth having in your fridge.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2007 21:11:29 | More by funkengruven
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sponberg

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright green with a purple head. Nah, it's auburn, just like the bottle says. The head is thin, but hangs out for a while.

More malty than hoppy, with a subdued bitterness and a moderate body, the toasty creamy malt flavor combines with a clean, slightly hoppy finish to produce an ale that I could happily enjoy over an extended drinking session again and again. Nothing that jumps out & says incredible, just a very clean, drinkable, well crafted beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2002 20:48:45 | More by sponberg
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Amber orange hued body with a nice sized two finger off white cream head, leaves behind fine lacing spread evenly. Aroma: Nice mild citrusy hop bite, with sweetness spread from the malts very solid offering. Taste: Smooth sweet flavor buttery malts with citrus twang from the hops very solid, a bit mild in the flavor but an incredible balance. Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied session ale here, full creamy edge moderate carbonation. Drinkability: I met one of the reps for Cameron's Brewing, and he bought me a second pint after seeing me drinking is product. I had about three pints total and thought it was excellent all around, very timid and withdrawn but the flavors that were there were in full cohesion.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2004 21:28:40 | More by WVbeergeek
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Atramentous

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-23-2011 18:12:45 | More by Atramentous
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williamv0123

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

08-22-2013 02:36:02 | More by williamv0123
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RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-20-2011 21:16:31 | More by RedAleMan
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chadmbogo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-02-2013 13:39:41 | More by chadmbogo
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-15-2013 19:04:18 | More by Bf_89
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-08-2012 02:43:45 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-28-2011 06:24:06 | More by bigox420
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice dark copper colour with an amber hue, finger of head with some retention, and no real lacing.

S - Nice earthy hop notes, sweet caramel, hints of cedar and a leafy green finish.

T - Tasty ale with a solid hop presence, nice earthy flavors, and a solid caramel backbone. Hints of cocoa and coffee linger on the finish.

M - Medium, smooth and a tough of dryness.

O - A surprisingly flavorful offering with a solid hop presence and some tasty lingering flavors. Well worth grabbing and easily sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 21:54:42 | More by andrenaline
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baiser

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured copper orange, nice creamy head, lots of lacing. Pretty looking beer. Sweet, floral aroma. Bread, hops, syrup.

This is a good tasting beer, good balance of hops, malt. Body is smooth, moderate. Great beer to drink on its own. After taste is dry. Slight metallic taste, but otherwise, the best cameron's has to offer.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2004 23:06:10 | More by baiser
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GodOfBeer

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice dark auburn with a thin foamy white head with lots of carbonation.

Smells interesting, grapefruit and piney hops and some sweet grainy malts.

Nice and malty, pretty sweet, some honey with a bit of melon? And a nice citrusy hop finish. Not too complex, needs more body.

Nice smooth carbonated mouthfeel, not a bad beer from cameron's, the best I've had from them.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2009 23:37:03 | More by GodOfBeer
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

341ml bottle
5.0% ABV

I first tried this beer on October 19, 2007 at my annual hockey pool. The beer poured a beautiful pale translucent red colour with a thin white head. The aroma is a little bit of hops and a little bit of fruit, plum like. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with mild carbonation. The flavour is hoppy with some malt, plums, and yeast tones.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2008 03:11:45 | More by cyrenaica
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Auburn Ale from Cameron's Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.