Ashland Amber | Caldera Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
good
278 Ratings
Ashland AmberAshland Amber
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jason on 12-20-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
278
Reviews:
128
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 278 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of wells2123
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really classic amber ale with everything you would expect from it: a bit of caramel and bready malts in the aroma, slightly sweet taste at first with a bit of bread crust and some piney and earthy hops and a bitter aftertaste. Well made, easy to drink and quite tasty.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a copper amber-orange color, with a small, bubbly head, falling to thick lacing immediately.

Smells of caramel malts, wrapping up ripe fruit, topped of by a note of zingy lemon peel. Has a perfumy fruitiness of peach and blood orange, which gets perfectly complimented by the sweet, profound malts. Its real quality is the crisp lemon peel though, hovering above the malty nose, adding a pleasant hop punch to the aromas, which also interacts well with the fruits.

Has a creamy mouthfeel, due to a surprisingly low carbonation, while the beer remains refreshing. It features leafy hops among a distinct maltiness, which results in a versatile taste with a pleasant, lighter body.

Tastes of lemon juice dripping grass, together with a herbal note, which blends together with earthy malts, turning caramel sweet, while the beer develops a biting dryness. Dough bread settles the balance, embracing both hops and malts, creating a great malt defined taste, which lets room for a citrussy hop dryness. During its finish, a bubbly carbonation enhances the hops, while malts produce a great ripened fruit quality, initially picked up on the nose.

This is a textbook example for a well made amber, all ingredients compliment each other perfectly, creating a sappy, but sweet interplay with a great mouthfeel to it.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WORfan
4.79/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coronaeus
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corson
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oregonbrewdude91
4.44/5  rDev +19.4%
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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Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tucquan
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2015-05-16 in Gallatin, TN from a 12 oz can

A - Hazy amber with a one and a half finger tan head and good lace

S - Caramel, lightly roasted grain, a bit of earthy spice, and some hop floral

T - Lots of caramel, toasted dark bread, citrus, tea and pine. On the sweet side. Finishes with a nice kick of bitterness and finishes moderately dry.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Pretty substantial. Nice.

O - A well done Amber with plenty of malt. I like it.

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Photo of MisledTitan
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RenzoD
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I generally don't enjoy Ambers too much but I could drink several of these. Mild roasted malt taste, not overly sweet in the slightest bit. Perfect carbonation, could have a little fuller body and it would be outstanding. Rating relative to style, I would give it a higher score.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, from another cool Stateside brewery to suddenly see on my local beer store shelves.

This beer pours a mostly clear, dark bronzed amber hue, with a fistful of puffy, broadly foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some chunky dispersing cloud lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of bready, doughy caramel malt, a hard water flintiness, tame piney and leafy bitters, watery citrus rind, and a softly perfumed floral character. The taste is laid-back grainy caramel malt, herbal tea, nettle, weak orange and red grapefruit peel, a twinge of indistinct savoury spice, and a wisp of warming alcohol.

The carbonation is fairly low-key, just a tame frothiness presiding, the body on the light side of true medium weight, and plainly smooth, as a small hop bitterness kicks about. It finishes off-dry, but not as much as one might have been expecting - and it's the malt's fault.

Yeah, I was expecting a little more robustness, on the part of both malt and hop for this one. The hops do well enough, I suppose, to bring their game, but, as already stated, and I can't believe I'm typing this, the Amber in question needs a bit more sweetness [gives head a shake]. On the other hand, this is quite quaffable, the dryness aiding and abetting as ever was. Huh.

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Photo of dertyd
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Oakenator
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stomioka
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justincourts
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoosierphan
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ashland Amber from Caldera Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 278 ratings.
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