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Auburn Ale - Cameron's Brewing Co.

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Auburn AleAuburn Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | 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.

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Ratings: 105 | Reviews: 56 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of smekermann
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

smekermann, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of MJ63
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

MJ63, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Kmat10, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of The-Jolly-Imbiber
3.29/5  rDev -8.1%
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.)

The-Jolly-Imbiber, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

KStark, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of ZachT
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

ZachT, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Pmicdee, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle #5 of 6 in the LCBO Ontario craft brewer's taster's pack. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Auburn color with slight ruby hues. 1 plus fingers of white head that dissipates moderately. Very clear with effervescent bubbles.

Smell - Caramel, maple syrup like smells. Grains and light grassy notes as well. pretty good. Hop aromas kicks in after a few whiffs and mostly on the back end. Hops aromas is a pine / citrus mixture.

Taste - Quite similar to the taste, slight oakiness undertone. Nice mixture of malts such as caramel and maple syrup and molasses and the earthy hop bite. Right level of sweetness as well.

Mouthfeel - Smooth but a bit thin, but retains a moderate body and full flavor while retaining its thirst quenching feel. Medium carbonation.

Overall - One of my favorites from any of the Southern Ontario brewers, as this one has balance, good flavor and easy drinkability. Two thumbs up.

DenisKolkin, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of irishkyle21
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

irishkyle21, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of williamv0123
4/5  rDev +11.7%

williamv0123, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of WeizenMike
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

WeizenMike, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of WillAndSarah
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

WillAndSarah, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

deonreds, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of Bf_89
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Bf_89, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type - 341ml bottle poured into a small pint glass.

Appearance - It's...wait for it...auburn coloured. That's honestly probably the best way to describe it though. It's a clear red-brown colour, with about two fingers of off white head which dissipates slowly leaving behing an epic amount of lacing .

Smell - Toasty malts, some sweet toffee and not a whole lot else.

Taste - A decent hop presence up front. Which lingers until the end. Not expecting that much bitterness from the nose, but its quite good. The toffee and malt flavours dominate.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, and moderately creamy. Carbonation is about average, and makes for a crisp enough finish.

Overall - 3.5/5

IdeaSpeeder, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of chadmbogo
4/5  rDev +11.7%

chadmbogo, May 02, 2013
Photo of HATS4BATS
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

HATS4BATS, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of timiskin
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

timiskin, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of tomdavistoronto
3/5  rDev -16.2%

tomdavistoronto, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

AddyCanuck, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of sbarre
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

sbarre, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of hopsolutely
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An "old standard" of mine from years ago that I haven't revisited in some time with the new wealth of Ontario craft brewers. Saw a single at the LCBO and decided to take a trip down memory lane for BA rating purposes!

Pours a beautiful clear amber with minimal head, no lacing. Believe this bottle has less carbonation than normal. Malt-forward aroma of caramelized and roasted grains. These initially sweet flavours meld into a nicely bitter finish, with lots of toffee and breadiness in a well-rounded body. More depth than I expected and that finish lingers...

An excellent "transition beer" for anyone newly into the world of beer with flavour. A good example of roasted and toasted malted barley potential without being too threatening to a macro “red” drinker.

hopsolutely, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Vyronian, Sep 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Molson2000, Sep 10, 2012
Auburn Ale from Cameron's Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.