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Auburn Ale - Cameron's Brewing Co.

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Auburn AleAuburn Ale

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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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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

11-24-2011 02:32:21 | More by oldp0rt
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The mouthfeel was lighter than expected, and there wasn't a lot of flavour either. I detected a slightly burnt taste, presumably from a small amount of very dark malt (primarily for colour?).

It seems to have a relatively large proportion of adjuncts.

It's better than your average cheap beer... but I wouldn't consider this a premium beverage.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2005 21:52:51 | More by Derek
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle acquired in trade with beanmedic (thanks!).

Poured a medium and clear/see through amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Grainy aroma with some caramel. Watery tastes of caramel, lemons, and citrus. The body was on the weaker side as well.

Notes from: 10/30/05

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2009 15:06:18 | More by hopdog
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-06-2012 15:58:37 | More by ThinkAgain
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tomdavistoronto

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

03-24-2013 18:59:39 | More by tomdavistoronto
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-28-2014 01:41:05 | More by mattsander
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

04-10-2014 18:26:24 | More by rogerdandy
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

09-27-2013 17:48:50 | More by Pmicdee
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curewhatalesu

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-15-2014 23:57:48 | More by curewhatalesu
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-13-2013 01:55:03 | More by peensteen
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shamus

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've seen this in the LCBO for some time but never wanted to commit to a full case. I found a single this weekend and am going to give it a try.

Plenty of head and a lovely 'auburn' body as described in the name. It smells a bit like solvent though which is making me anticipate a less than grand taste experience.

Tastes like hmmm. Finishes quite tart and a bit sour. Nothing terrible or wonderful. Not a lot of character.

Conclusion: an adequate beer but boring as all purgatory

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2009 18:43:12 | More by shamus
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the OCB discovery pack no. 2.
341ml bottle poured into a mug.

A - Poured a auburn (orange-brown) color with a 1/4" head which slowly dissipated. Looks good.

S - Caramel, malts and toasts mostly. There's a hint of something fruity in the background but I can't nail down the aroma.

T - Mostly sweet toasty malts and some hop bitterness.

M - Low carbonation. Smooth.

D - Just kind of average. I could easily drink a few in an evening but I would probably get bored of it.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 13:18:22 | More by decimator
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patre_tim

China

3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Ruby brown, filtered, little carbonation, 4 fingers of light beige head, fair head retention.

S: Nutty, medium toasted malts, light sweet fruitiness, black tea, light creaminess.

T: Nutty, medium toasted malts, light creaminess, tea like tannic quality.

M: Medium, medium low carbonation, medium body, dry tea like finish. Powdery.

O: The hopping is light, perhaps citrusy, but it really doesn’t show. It’s a malt based beer, borderlines on a British style brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2014 01:47:44 | More by patre_tim
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Rijtjeshuis

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic

LOOK (3/5) Pours a copper-amber color, a little lighter than auburn. Clarity is very good. The head is disappointingly small (half a finger). It falls to a tiny film within a few minutes, leaving no lacing. Bubbles cling to the inside of the glass, but also leave quickly.

SMELL (3/5) Some citrus/grapefruit hops, but less than I'd have expected. This means that the malts kinda take the balance. I get some darker fruits and to bready/bread-crust notes. Finish is clean and crisp - there's a hint of metal (which i really don't like)

TASTE (3/5) As with the smell, the flavor is pretty malty. There is some melanoidin flavor, they level out with the hops nicely - but I think the combination leads to a metalic flavor. Simply put, the hops didn't deliver and they needed to. The finish was crisper.

FEEL (3.5) Moderatly-light body, pretty light feel, I expected a bit more. Some higher carbonation served to almost highlight the poor hops even more.

DRINK (3.5) This makes for a decent session ale - the balance is great, but the hops themselves had that metal taste (or it may have been the hops with the malts). That was the main failing.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 21:47:19 | More by Rijtjeshuis
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am of two minds about this beer. At their plant it went down well but was way too cold, and am told it is their best seller. It did not store well in my beer celler (no pun intended) and diacetyl was apparent serving it at normal beer serving temperature. The box recommends it be fridge stored (is it not pasteurized?) and they should have pointed this out at the plant.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2003 14:03:05 | More by Sammy
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A gentle pour reveals shades of amber and copper and chestnut brown topped by a thin head that leave spots of lace.

The aroma reveals citrus and aluminum with something of a brown ale about it, toasty, with some mild floral aromatics.

Not having had this for several years, the taste is much milder than I remember it. A rich malt, somewhat reminiscent of a Tootsie® Roll fades with every sip and gives way to a floral, metallic bitter in the finish. As it warms the malt grows toastier, the caramel comes out and the hops swing towards grapefruit rind all with an underlying green grape sourness. The finish is a bit rough.

Mouthfeel is light with low carbonation.

This is better than I was expecting, different than I remember, and there's something in the aftertaste I find a little off-putting.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 01:59:20 | More by MeisterBurger
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

08-12-2013 23:39:20 | More by WillAndSarah
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-23-2014 02:24:37 | More by DamageCase76
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-21-2013 22:33:17 | More by Kmat10
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-15-2013 05:49:00 | More by Erik-P
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-11-2013 19:39:18 | More by ZachT
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Yanka

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-17-2013 23:42:23 | More by Yanka
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

04-11-2013 16:53:41 | More by timiskin
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I quite liked this ale more than most Ontario ambers. Tapped a definate dark amber with a nice 1 finger cap that laced out and stayed for the ride. Lovely aromas...notes of grassy hop-citrus(citrus quite pronounced) and sweet malts. Started medium heavy (a filling drink) with lots of carmelized malty body and then the light lemon burst of hops comes in for a moment just before the finish which is mild and leaves a biscuit aftertaste with slight metalic tastes.Not a balanced ale but who cares eh? Nice pub fare....one more of these Bill ;-)

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2004 19:46:05 | More by pootz
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The-Jolly-Imbiber

Antarctica

3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 341 mL bottle into a conical pint glass.

A medium-dark (medium-light?) auburn, with a 2-finger head that settled rather quickly (about a minute or two). Auburn or copper, kind of the same colour as maple syrup, you might say.

The head smelled rather fruity, almost like a hand soap, to be honest. Not really in a bad way.

Taste is surprisingly light. More of the same fruitiness in the taste. There's a taste in here that reminds me a bit of the taste of lipstick. The lightness of the flavour makes me feel like this is the kind of beer you can easily chillax with, paired with some simple food.

You can see bubbles rising to the head for quite some time. Significant carbonation. Although the top of the head is disappearing, the bottom keeps rebuilding. Sort of a 7 millimeter "head" staying for quite some time as a result.

Overall, an interesting take on American Amber/Red. Probably not something I'd buy again (I prefer other reds), but this is an okay beer.

(Updated (improved) my ratings after a second try of this beer.)

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 02:38:28 | More by The-Jolly-Imbiber
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Auburn Ale from Cameron's Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.