South Side Ale | Caldera Brewing Company

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South Side AleSouth Side Ale

Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Jason on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Wontonst
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reidrover
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz single can from Lifesource in Salem OR. $1.59 South Side Ale 7.0% Pours a coca-cola style brown with a small tan head..god lace left. Aroma is rather muted for some reason..but there a re chewy toffee malts in there and some sort of winter spice? Small resinous hop in there to. Nice balanced and toffee with whole cream milk with some hopping underneath..a little chocolate dust too. Actually pleasing. Nice mellow medium smooth mouth feel..luckily this beer is not that sweet so it works well. I liked this beer..would drink more in the coming gloomy wet Oregon spring.

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Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spikester
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Translucent brown with red when held up to the light. Two fingers of light tan head that stays about ten minutes. Rings and splotches of lace as the head falls.
Smell is malty and sweet.
Taste is sweet caramel malt with a good hop resin bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium with light carbonation. The finish is light sweetness with a dry bitterness that lingers. The alcohol is well hidden. Overall a well made beer. Reminds me some of English Pub ale but much stronger.

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Photo of QuakeAttack
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of inthebeeraisle
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the recently opened Hawthorne Hophouse. Hadn't been there before. I'll review it soon. They served this one in a 12oz. tulip.

A: This beer has a dark brown reddish look that had a pretty tan looking head.

S: It smells quite intense. A resin malty scent that carries with it some alcohol.

T: This beer tastes like resiny caramel. It is a little sweet and has a long drawn out flavor.

M: It dries out your mouth with the lingering dry aftershock. Not a very carbonated beer. Quite a bit of body for even this color.

D: I could have a few of these. Definately an intense strong ale, but I'll admit I'm a sucker for Caldera.

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South Side Ale from Caldera Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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