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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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Ratings: 279 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of Hoosierphan
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pens1967
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AxlSkull
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Harvest06
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.34/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmm313
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of ZEB89
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tillmac62
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear medium amber with a nice garnet cast. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention. Nice nose of rich caramel over light citrus rind with a spicy note. Almost light medium bodied with a smooth texture. Above normal carbonation with effervescence from the middle on. The flavor profile is rather nice, reasonably intense, very well balanced and is simple, rather than complex. It begins with caramel coupled with a faint rind note. It flows to a mild herbal bitterness in the middle with a nice effervescent rush. The finish is a blend of caramel and herbal hops that slowly fade into a soft rind like bitterness. A solid session, beach or lawnmower offering.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of barhoc11
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of zeff80
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of jbbailey
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy and floral hops are present in the nose along with hints of caramel malts. The malts become a little stronger once the beer warms up.
T: The taste generally follows the smell, except that the malty flavors of caramel are stronger, being more in balance with the hops. There is a light amount of bitterness and some additional hints of grassy hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found that the taste of this beer has a really nice balance between the malts and hops. I would have no problem drinking several of these in one sitting.

Serving type: can

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of OldeSchool
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of shoegueuze
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Murky burnt orange body. Tan head, great retention with bands of foamy lacing.

Aroma: Toasted grains, faint caramel malt sweetness, earthy tea-like hops.

Taste: On the hoppier side with a slightly buttery sweetness of malts. A tea tanginess in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Well balanced if not on the hoppy side. Pretty refreshing.

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Photo of WCW
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.3/5  rDev -12%

Pours a thin head on a clear straw colored body.
The aroma is faint caramel, with lemon, pine and cinnamon bring up the rear.
The taste has a mild sweetness that rolls into a mild lemon bitter finish. Great balance.
The texture is soft with moderate carbonation.
Good flavor and drinkability.

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Photo of Theogre83
3.75/5  rDev 0%

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