Ashland Amber | Caldera Brewing Company

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3.75/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
calderabrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,260
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
283
pDev:
12%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
12
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Photo of monkist
4.51/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So far I have loved Caldera for what they brewed, an Oregon pride of beers for sure. Hands down I had to get this amber ale from them.
It looks amazing, just look at that dark golden amber, nomen est omen! Smells also pretty heavily hopped and the taste follows. However I feel slightly letdown by the sort of wateriness of its feel, I would expect something denser, thicker, more intensive. In the nose it is much more caramellized, more round though and the taste sets out to be just the same - but somehow dies down half way. I couldn't figure out its best before date, could it have expired? No idea...
But even still, even as it was, it is still an outstanding red ale with superior quality. Caldera rules, Oregon quality!

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tottel
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dandy14
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The appearance was a slight clear amber color with a slight transparency about it. One finger white foamy head dissipated within less than about forty seconds. Light lacing trickles into its body. The smell was a sweet caramel malt with a slight crisp citrus hops underneath. The taste was balanced between the sweet malts and the bitter citrus hops. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a slight sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed decent for the style and for me. Overall, I say this was a decent Amber ale I could go at again.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of socon67
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treycotton
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Edie
2.19/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of grnmtnman
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Alexrdvz
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gerite
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I was surprised to find this listed as a “red ale” as I would consider it more of a pale ale with extra hoppiness. It pours a nice light amber color with a good two finger head and moderate lacing. A little bitter with good carbonation. You can really taste the barley and hops. A good refreshing summer beer.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber beer pours an amber color, prolly a slight bit darker than your average SRM for style. Dropped good clarity and a head over a full inch.

Taste dropped some nice c hops with the amber malts. Plenty of caramel, slightly above average hopping for style. More than just bitterness, imparts some woodsiness hop flavor. Above average overall. Bitter, lively carbonation that keeps it from seeming too malty like some reds/ambers can do.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
4.16/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color is a true Amber. The smell is just perfect, with the malt and hops both subtly present, but not overwhelming. The taste is just lovely: as you'd expect with a west coast beer, the hops is present, but it doesn't overwhelm. So complex. Just a great beer.

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Photo of mcthfg
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
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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Photo of sendbeer
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber pour with a one-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel and bread. Taste has a caramel sweetness and light malt upfront. Can also taste an earthy bitterness.

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Photo of OB1
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of batt6343
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ashland Amber from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 283 ratings