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Ashland Amber | Caldera Brewing Company

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Ashland AmberAshland Amber

Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 12-20-2004

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.3%

Photo of sj660
4.95/5  rDev +32%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

You need to drink this on tap, in Oregon. Never even seen it in a can. Forget that.

Copper-orange color with a medium-low head. Amazing fresh taste (tap in Ashland, Oregon). Some typical citrus/pine hope aroma, but that isn't the entire point of this one, unlike most of its regional colleagues.

A good complex of nuts and bread.

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4.79/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.62/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding Amber live at the brewery.

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of cbarrett4
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Possibly the best amber I have tasted in recent memory.

Poured from can into Deschutes becker style pint glass.

Really lovely amber hue with reddish highlights, pure white head leaving a gorgeous lace.

Initially comes off metallic, (after enjoying their pale ale), but second sip doesn't have that issue. Lots of bright fruit, bready yeast and malt notes, hint of English style hops and caramel. Really stunning if not overly complex nose.

Richly flavored with emphasis on the malts. Really nice caramel streak with apple, fig, bread, and nutty notes. Gorgeous.

Texture is wonderful, superb grip and wonderful intensity of flavor. Medium to long finish, great balance. Alcohol is moderate so this is nearly sessionable.

This does what amber ales are supposed to do: be enjoyable, complex, and balanced. Awesome stuff!

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this as a single in a mixed six pack. I can't tell how it smells because I got this stupid axe body wash for christmas and that's all i can smell when i raise the glass to my mouth. It's got great color, good head and great taste. It's a little sweet, not too bitter. I would definitely get it again.

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4.44/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good solid amber beer with nice hop action

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4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a copper color with a small white head. The aroma is fruit and caramel malt. The taste is malt and fruit. A good beer.

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4.34/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed this can at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa.

Pouring into a Firestone Walker nonic pint glass. Mostly clear amber hued with an off-white head that formed a couple fingers thick and retains well.

Lightly toasted nuttiness with a piney, citrus-rind hop. Slight salted cracker underneath.

Forward medium to medium-high bitterness with a citrus hop kick. Malt makes itself known, complimenting the hop flavor with toasty/nutty quality. Medium-finish lets the malts linger on in the palette. Dry.

Medium-light bodied with a moderate-level of carbonation.

This is one of the better amber ales I've sampled. Excellent toasty/nutty malt pairs excellent with the citrusy hops. Beautifully balanced, one I'd return to again and again.

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4.32/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice amber colored beer, as to be expected. Decent head on this one as well.

Smells hoppy, especially from an amber ale, I guess from Oregon though that's not too crazy. Very floral and grapefruity, slightly piney.

All hops up front, but quickly transforms into a malt forward beer. Very, very interesting. It's bitter upfront in a grassy way, but then it just changes immediately to toasty malt. Fantastic.

Medium-bodied brew, excellent drinkability.

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4.31/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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Ashland Amber from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 279 ratings
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